Stratum Corneum Skin Barrier Maintenance and Restoration: Evidence-Based Approach to Cleansing and Other Skin Care Practices

Jun
2013
Vol. 32. No. 2

Introduction

In this supplement, the authors review the physiology of the stratum corneum across the age spectrum and a range of demographic and other variables, consider AD as an exemplar of stratum corneum barrier perturbation, provide an overview of the chemistry of skin cleansers, and offer recommendations for incorporating well skin care into every clinical encounter. Included is an educational handout for parents that may be freely copied and distributed by clinicians; this is designed to allow clinicians to write in their own recommendations for specific products that are appropriate for each patient. If you would like to receive CME or CNE credits, please click here.