Moisturizer is a major component of daily skin care. It’s every dermatologist’s strategy to maintain skin health as well as treat various dermatoses which co-exist with skin dryness and are linked to impaired skin barrier function.
Dry skin (xerosis) is the common indication of use. Others include atopic dermatitis, eczema, irritant contact dermatitis, ichthyosis, and dermatoheliosis, irritant hand dermatitis, ichthyosis vulgaris, Psoriasis and many a times in acne patients too.
The classes of moisturizers are based on their mechanism of action, including occlusives, humectants, emollients and protein rejuvenators. Urea-based preparations are used effectively in case of Atopic dermatitis and Xerosis. Salycyclic acid containing moisturises help in patients with psoriasis and ichthyosis. In cases with acne (pimples) under treatment with retinoids and benzoyl peroxide use of moisturises have been beneficial .
Dermatologists from Cureka have chosen moisturises of different types and uses for you to choose the best suited for your skin type.