A skin expert sheds light on ichthyosis vulgaris

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Jeyza Gary is the first ever model to have the skin condition ichthyosis.
Jeyza Gary is the first ever model to have the skin condition ichthyosis.
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There are many skin conditions that affect millions of people, leaving them embarrassed and with low self-esteem.

One of those is ichthyosis, which is an umbrella term for around 20 skin conditions that cause dryness and scaling.

People with ichthyosis make new skin cells too quickly or shed old cells too slowly, and they lose the protective barrier that keeps moisture in the skin. This leaves the skin with scaly dry patches that can look like “fish-scale” skin.

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