A Lifetime of Well Skin Care: Practical Recommendations for Clinicians and Patients

Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2013 Jun;32(2 Suppl 2):S28-9. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.0024.


The skin is an indicator of overall health throughout life, and the skin's lifelong care and environment are reflected with aging. The goal of skin care education by clinicians is to teach and reinforce habits that will support and maintain optimum stratum corneum barrier function throughout life and, when dermatologic conditions or injuries arise, that will aid in recovery of barrier function.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Detergents / pharmacology*
  • Humans
  • Skin / drug effects*
  • Skin / metabolism
  • Skin Care / methods*
  • Skin Care / standards*
  • Skin Physiological Phenomena / drug effects*


  • Detergents