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Is absorption not a normal function of the skin? Why? Skin has tiny pores that can open and close depending on the temperature of the environment. It opens when it's hot and contracts(closes) when it's cold. However, it absorbs moisture better when it's "tighter or closed" thus you visit the restroom more often when the air is more humid(contains more moisture). Apparently the pores opens-up widely not to absorb but to release sweat.

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