This week's edition of the Mainstream Patient features stories about sensitive skin around the eyes, health risks of sharing razors, keratin shampoos for stronger hair, and more.
In this week’s edition, New Beauty reveals what consumers should not do before receiving fillers and InStyle reviews products and tools that are safe for sensitive skin around the eyes. Cosmopolitan tests 21 face moisturizers for 2023 and Self talks about why you should never share a razor. Elle lists 13 of the best keratin shampoos for stronger hair and Allure names the 15 best face oils for acne-prone skin according to dermatologists.
"According to The Aesthetic Society, fillers are the second most popular nonsurgical procedure (neurotoxins still reign supreme), with nearly 2 million procedures performed each year in the US alone. However, as common as they are, they are still medical procedures that come with risks. Here, leading facial plastic surgeons share the top things you should never do before getting filler to ensure optimal comfort and results."
"Skin sensitivity can occur on any part of the body but it can be especially irritating around the eyes. This skin is thinner than the rest of the face and consequently, more vulnerable to the common skincare issues that almost everyone experiences, including dryness or eczema on the eyelid.
'The skin around the eye area is some of the most delicate and sensitive skin on the body,' says Zenovia Gabriel, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, hormonal skin expert, and founder of a namesake skincare line. 'Around your eyes, the epidermis is very thin with only a few cell layers thick. There are also fewer oil glands as well.'"
"Forget about all the fancy face masks, trendy noninvasive treatments, and pricey at-home tools for a sec. When it comes to a good skinc are routine, there are actually very few *necessary* steps. At the top of the can’t-skip short list? Face moisturizer. Face moisturizers hydrate skin, lock in moisture, and help improve skin barrier function—all musts for healthy, happy skin regardless of your skin type."
"Stop me if this sounds familiar: You’re in the shower and ready to shave your legs, but you’ve fully forgotten to replace your razor (again). Then, out of the corner of your eye, you spy your partner’s razor gleaming at you—newer, cleaner, way sharper than yours usually is. Your gut tells you it’s probably a bad idea to use it, but it’ll just be this one time! So you grab it and get to work."
"Keratin treatments are an in-salon service you can get that reduces frizz and adds shine to your hair. But they can be pricey, and when done incorrectly, potentially damaging. But whether you opt for a salon treatment or not, you can still get the smoothing, healing, and repairing benefits of keratin right in your shower. 'If you’ve got frizzy locks and are afraid to take the leap and get a full-on keratin treatment at the salon, then a keratin shampoo is a great way to start,' says Hawkins. Here, find the 13 best keratin shampoos that can actually alleviate frizz, for good."
"According to Michele Green, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City, those with acne-prone or oily skin should opt for lightweight formulas with ingredients that contain anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. 'Jojoba oil is an example of a lightweight oil that closely resembles the skin's natural sebum,' she says. 'Tea tree oil is a popular ingredient used in acne products because it is a natural antibacterial and antifungal, as well as having anti-inflammatory effects.' As for ingredients these skin types should avoid, Dr. Green says denser additives like olive oil and coconut oil, although very moisturizing, are likely to clog pores and should be avoided when it comes to areas with acne flare-ups."