The effectiveness of using a bath oil to reduce signs of dry skin: A randomized controlled pragmatic study.

@article{Kottner2017TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of using a bath oil to reduce signs of dry skin: A randomized controlled pragmatic study.},
  author={Jan Kottner and Varvara Kanti and G{\'a}bor Dobos and Elisabeth Hahnel and Andrea Lichterfeld-Kottner and C Richter and Kathrin Hillmann and Annika Vogt and Ulrike Blume-Peytavi},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={65},
  pages={
          17-24
        }
}
BACKGROUND Dry skin (xerosis cutis) is increasingly recognized as a relevant health problem in daily life and in health and nursing care. The use of bath additives such as oils is common to reduce dry skin, but empirical evidence supporting this practice is limited. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of using a bath oil additive in improving skin barrier function and ameliorating dry skin in comparison to non-oil containing skin cleansers for bathing or… CONTINUE READING
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