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Promoting skin health

Sara Burr Freelance dermatology specialist nurse, Opal Skin Solutions, Oxford
Rebecca Penzer Independent nurse consultant, Opal Skin Solutions, Oxford

This article outlines the nurse’s role in promoting the best methods of maintaining healthy skin. It discusses the key structures of the skin and its functions, the role of emollient therapy in children and adults, and external environmental factors.

Nursing Standard. 19, 36, 57-65. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.


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