Holistic volume that covers all the essentials for tailoring of moisturizers to skin conditions
Addresses controversies, such as the induction of dryness/eczema, asthma, and comedones by certain moisturizers
Each chapter ends with a structured section showing the key learning points, including suggestions for future research goals related to the next generation of moisturizing treatments
Dry skin impacts on the lives of many individuals but in most cases it can be adequately managed with current moisturizing products. Certain moisturizers, however, can themselves adversely affect the quality of life by inducing further dryness and eczema and so becoming addictive. In addition, there is a possible link between moisturizing treatments and asthma. Development of moisturizers is a scientific and artistic discipline, where consumer insights are also needed. This new book bridges the gap between the moisturizers and the skin by covering all the essential information required to tailor the use of moisturizers to particular disorders and patients. Important aspects of skin biochemistry and barrier function are explained, and the ingredients and treatment effects of moisturizers are explored in depth. Careful attention is paid to controversies, including the role of certain moisturizers in inducing dryness/eczema, asthma, and comedones. The information provided in this unique book will enable the reader to go beyond the traditional thinking regarding skin care. The novel insights offered will suggest the properties required for a new generation of moisturizing treatments that more effectively improve the quality of life.
From the Contents: THE MARKETPLACE AND TREATMENT ADHERENCE: Moisturizers as Medicines, Medical Device Or Cosmetics? The Regulatory Borderlines.- The Use of Emollients and Moisturizers in Patients With Eczema.- Cost-Effectiveness of Moisturizer-Treatment to increase Quality of Life and Prevent Outbreak of Eczema.- Psychological and Educational interventions For Management of Children With Dry Skin.- Adherence in Dermatology. The Role of Dermatologists, Nurses and Pharmacists.- Dry Skin in Childhood and The Misery With Eczema and Treatments. Spa Treatment as A Holistic Approach For Dry Skin Syndromes.- SKIN BIOCHEMISTRY AND BARRIER FUNCTION.- DRY SKIN DISORDERS.- Skin Barrier Disruption, Eczema and Asthma Due to Genetic Changes.- Biochemical Rational Behind The Differences and Similarities in The Treatment Approach of Skin Dryness in Patients With Atopic Dermatitis, Ichtyosis, Psoriasis and Hand Eczema.- Treatment of Different Anatomical Body Regions. Face, Legs, Feet.- Antimicrobial Peptides in Atopic Dermatitis.- The Links Between Dryness, Eczema and Skin Microflora.- Cracked Heels.- Dry Skin in Diabetics.- INGREDIENTS AND TREATMENT EFFECTS. INDEX.