Moisturizers: reality and the skin benefits.

@article{Nolan2012MoisturizersRA,
  title={Moisturizers: reality and the skin benefits.},
  author={Katherine A Nolan and Ellen S. Marmur},
  journal={Dermatologic therapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={229-33}
}
The function of the skin as a barrier protects underlying tissues from infection, desiccation, chemicals, and mechanical stress. Disruption of this function results in increased transepidermal water loss or TEWL and is associated with conditions like atopic dermatitis and other chronic skin diseases. Moisturizers have been shown to improve these conditions through restoration of the integrity of the stratum corneum, acting as a barrier to water loss and replacement of skin lipids and other… CONTINUE READING
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