n. care for the skin [syn: skincare]
Skin care is the range of practices that support skin integrity including nutrition, avoidance of excessive sun exposure, and appropriate use of emollients; that enhance appearance such as use of cosmetics, botulinum, exfoliation, fillers, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, peels, retinol therapy; and that remediate skin break down and relieve skin conditions.1 Skin care is a routine daily procedure in many settings, such as skin that is either too dry or too moist, and prevention of incontinence-associated dermatitis and prevention of skin injuries. Skin care is a component in wound healing, neonates, elderly, stomas, radiation treatment and with some medications.
Skin care may refer to
- Cosmetics, care substances used to enhance the appearance or odor of the human body
- Dermatology, a medical subspecialty
- Kangaroo care, also known as skin-to-skin care, a newborn care technique
- Natural skin care, the use of natural ingredients and traditional medicine in skin care
- Skin care, a range of personal or assisted practices that support skin integrity
Usage examples of "skin care".
He laughed a little, because you know how that sounds -- buy some youth -- and I laughed a little and we went over to skin care.