A randomized, blind investigator study was recently published in Journal of Dermatology Treatment evaluated 52 patients with moderate to severe dryness to determine how a daily skin care routine with mild cleansers and moisturizers impacts skin health and quality of life (QoL). ).first While it is well known that moisturizing skin care products can have beneficial effects on dry skin, the role of a daily skin care routine is still poorly understood, according to the authors.

Of the 52 patients included in the trial, 39 used a mild cleanser and moisturizer twice daily for 2 weeks and another 13 used a mild cleanser without a moisturizer. Total clinical score (TSC) including erythema, scale and fissure, Dry Eye Score (VDS) and subjective itch-related quality of life (ItchyQoL) data were collected.

There was a more significant improvement in TCS and VDS in the treatment group compared with the control group after 2 weeks. In addition, in the 3 components of IthcyQoL, symptoms, functions and emotions, the treatment group showed more improvement than the control group. Over 80% of patients in the treatment group also agreed that this regimen helped relieve dryness and itching while improving skin texture.

The authors conclude: In general, a consistent skin care regimen should be an integral component in the management of dry skin.

This article was originally published by Dermatology Times.

References

1. Kim S, Ly BK, Ha JH, et al. A consistent skin care regimen leads to objective and subjective improvements in human dry skin: investigator-blind randomized clinical trial. Journal of Therapeutic Dermatology. Year 2020; 0 (0): 1-6. doi: 10.1080 / 09546634.2020.1751037

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