Importance of moisturizers in skin

  • Rushma Shrestha Department of Dermatology, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Anupama Karki Department of Dermatology, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Niraj Parajuli Department of Dermatology, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Abstract

Skin is the largest organ of the body and weighs more than 5 kg in an average adult. One of its important functions is the barrier function, disruption of it leads to increase in transepidermal water loss (TEWL). Most of the moisturizers decrease TEWL, thereby improving its appearance by keeping the skin hydrated, and making it smooth and soft.

Published
2019-12-30
How to Cite
Shrestha, R., Karki, A., & Parajuli, N. (2019). Importance of moisturizers in skin. Grande Medical Journal, 1(2), 141-142. Retrieved from http://journal.grandehospital.com/index.php/GMJ/article/view/39
Section
Letter to the Editor