November/December 2022

Psychodermatology is evolving as a subspecialty in dermatology but it is in its infancy. The connection between skin disease and psyche has been underemphasized, and an increased pathophysiological understanding of these issues with biopsychosocial approaches and psychodermatology clinics would be highly beneficial. This month’s edition of Cosmetics & Toiletries straddles the space between psyche and skin in attempt to analyze and validate how beauty can and does serve a greater purpose. It’s more than a feeling; it’s cosmetic science.