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onsen
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:46:56 AM
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Hello,

The skin becomes rough when the air is cold in winter, in particular.
(self-made sentence)

When referring to the skin of the face and the hands in general (i.e. not someone's skin, but everyone's skin), is the phrase 'the skin' in the sentence adequate?

Thank you.
mactoria
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 4:07:06 AM
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onsen wrote:
Hello,

The skin becomes rough when the air is cold in winter, in particular.
(self-made sentence)

When referring to the skin of the face and the hands in general (i.e. not someone's skin, but everyone's skin), is the phrase 'the skin' in the sentence adequate?

Thank you.


Onsen: Just "Skin" would be minimally adequate for this sentence, though "Exposed skin" might be the better option as you indicated skin on the face and hands; skin exposed to the weather/cold tends to get chapped, reddened, and roughened.
ozok
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:34:42 AM
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Quote:
...tends to get... reddened...


if you are caucasian/white.



just sayin'
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