The Mainstream Patient: December 5


This week's edition of the Mainstream Patient features stories about the 13th International Facial Plastic Surgery Symposium, skin barrier advice, rosemary oil for hair growth, and more.

In this week’s edition, New Beauty recaps the 13th International Facial Plastic Surgery Symposium and Vogue reviews the ideal shower temperature for soft skin. Cosmopolitan lists 7 tattoo cover-up makeup products and Self takes an in-depth look at the skin barrier. Elle explains how to use rosemary oil to strengthen hair and Allure gives recommendations for the best moisturizers for dry skin.

10 Things We Learned at This Year’s International Facial Plastic Surgery Symposium

Last weekend, hundreds of the world’s most brilliant facial plastic surgeons gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss new techniques, trends and more at the 13th International Facial Plastic Surgery Symposium. We were front-and-center to get the scoop directly from the experts, and these are 10 noteworthy things we learned.

This Is the Ideal Shower Temperature to Keep Your Skin Soft, Smooth, and Glowing

Like many people, over the past year and half I’ve found a long, hot shower to be a soothing and grounding escape from reality: Slip in. Lather up. While away the minutes (or, erm, hour). Step out feeling new. In fact, the post-hot shower feeling has been so euphoric, I've ignored the clear-as-day signs of my subsequently unhappy skin—redness, tightness, and itchiness from head to toe. But as the cold months set in, my dry, sensitive skin becomes more vulnerable (and the temptation to turn the dial all the way up looms), I'm determined to find a better balance between a comforting shower and maintaining the health of my skin. Ask any dermatologist and they’ll tell you: that mission begins with the right shower temperature—especially this time of year. Here, New York dermatologist Robert Anolik talks through the best bathing and skin-care habits to keep your skin soft, smooth, and glowing through winter.

7 Best Tattoo Cover-Up Makeup Products That'll Hide Your Ink

Listen, if you've invested time and money into a tattoo, you should absolutely be showin' it off—I mean, it's a work of art! But one day, you may find yourself in a sitch where you want to cover it up temporarily—and my guess is that the day is today, and that's why you've landed upon this page. No biggie! I've gathered together the best tips and tattoo cover-up makeup products to hide your ink until you're ready to show it off again.

What Exactly Is Your Skin Barrier and Do You Actually Have to ‘Repair’ It?

Here’s a little riddle for ya: What has more than 1.7 billion (yes, with a “b”) views on TikTok, plays a role in conditions ranging from acne to eczema, and is currently all the rage when it comes to skin care products? If you guessed the skin barrier—congratulations, you are correct. Unlike some other trending skin care topics, the skin barrier is a very real thing, and one that plays an integral role in healthy skin function, according to the experts SELF spoke with. We’ll get to the specifics in a moment, but the skin barrier is well, exactly what it sounds like—a protective layer that’s responsible for keeping the good stuff in and the bad stuff out.

How to Use Rosemary Oil to Strengthen and Grow Hair

Although likely best known as a savory seasoning for your favorite dishes, rosemary is believed to have plenty of wellness and beauty benefits, too. In addition to its purported aromatherapy perks, it’s also thought to help moisturize skin and bring hair back to life—specifically repair damage, combat pesky dandruff, and even promote hair growth. TikTok and Instagram have certainly hyped up its greatness (particularly since there’s little evidence to support the efficacy of hair growth vitamins), but what’s actually the truth and what’s fiction? We turned to the experts for the facts on using rosemary oil for hair.

The 17 Best Moisturizers for Dry Skin All Year Round

As much as we love cozying up with a warm beverage and donning our cutest sweaters, the arrival of colder temps can do a number on skin, especially if you experience dryness or redness year-round. However, incorporating the right face moisturizers into your skin-care routine can help minimize flaking and irritation, creating a healthy glow with or without makeup. And, thankfully, we had expert help finding out what to look for when it comes to the best moisturizer for all skin types, but specifically for those with dry skin.

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