A nurse at a dermatology clinic is instructing the patient on risk factors for skin disorders. Which of the following should be included?

Corticosteroid use
Exposure to chemicals
Exposure to the sun
Use of makeup and cosmetic creams


• Risk factors for skin disorders include exposure to chemicals/radiation/sun, corticosteroid use, cosmetics and harsh soap, infection, nutritional deficiencies, poor hygiene, and emotional stress.

• Intense exercise does not increase the risk of skin disorders.

• Diabetes may complicate healing but is not a risk factor for developing a skin disorder.

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