Dry and photo-aged skin: manifestations and management

J Clin Pharm Ther. 1993 Feb;18(1):15-32. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2710.1993.tb00562.x.


A review is presented on the causes and management of dry and photo-aged skin. The causative factors discussed range from adverse weather conditions to serious dermatological disease. The potential use of moisturizers in certain clinical cutaneous disorders. The main types of skin moisturizers and anti-ageing substances currently available are reviewed with particular emphasis on the rationale behind their development.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dermatitis, Atopic / drug therapy
  • Dermatologic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Ichthyosis / drug therapy
  • Ichthyosis / etiology
  • Lipids / therapeutic use
  • Psoriasis / drug therapy
  • Skin Aging*
  • Skin Diseases* / drug therapy
  • Vitamins / therapeutic use
  • Weather


  • Dermatologic Agents
  • Lipids
  • Vitamins