The skin is the body's largest organ. Nevertheless, the importance of its functional role is often underestimated and its care is taken for granted. Establishing a skin care regimen is important to maintaining healthy, hydrated skin. Incorporating preventive measures can help reduce or eliminate conditions that may make unprotected skin more susceptible to dermatologic problems.
Pharmacists receive frequent requests for information about various skin care products available for cleansing, moisturizing and protecting the skin. As accessible health care professionals, pharmacists are in a key position to educate patients about appropriate skin care, especially the necessity of using moisturizers several times a day to improve the skin's appearance and texture. To understand the importance of moisturizing the skin and factors that may make the skin more susceptible to dryness, pharmacists must be familiar with the skin's composition. Such knowledge allows pharmacists to make appropriate recommendations to patients about skin care products.
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