DEPARTMENTS: Patient EducationMoisturizationCadavona, John Jay P.; Rimtepathip, Parin P.; Jacob, Sharon E.Author Information John Jay P. Cadavona, MD, School of Medicine, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV. Parin P. Rimtepathip, MD, Department of Dermatology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. Sharon E. Jacob, MD, Department of Dermatology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. The authors declare no conflict of interest. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Sharon E. Jacob, MD, Department of Dermatology, Loma Linda University, 11370 Anderson Street, Suite 2600, Loma Linda, CA 92354. E-mail: [email protected] Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association: 5/6 2018 - Volume 10 - Issue 3 - p 158-160 doi: 10.1097/JDN.0000000000000401 Buy Metrics Abstract Dry skin, or xerosis, is one of the most common skin conditions for which patients seek medical advice. This article summarizes the importance of maintaining moisture in the skin and discusses the biological mechanisms for moisture preservation and the functional components present in topical moisturizers. Copyright © 2018 by the Dermatology Nurses’ Association.