The Mainstream Patient: May 24, 2021

This week’s edition of The Mainstream Patient features stories about retinol side effects, “strawberry legs”, how to identify hives on Black skin, plus more.

In this week’s edition, Allure explains the use of barrier cream and the causes of “strawberry legs.” Glamour features photos of psoriasis patients and Shape highlights how to boost the skin’s immune system. Finally, Hello Giggles details the common retinol side effects, and Women’s Health explains how to identify hives on Black skin.

What Exactly Is a Barrier Cream? 

These Powerful Photos Capture What It’s Really Like to Have Psoriasis 

Hives Don’t Look The Same On All Skin Tones, Here’s How To Identify It On Black Skin

Why I'm Not Worried About My "Strawberry Legs" 

How to Boost Your Skin’s Immune System to Fend Off Damage 

Using Retinol? Here's What Experts Say to Expect and What Abnormal Side Effects to Look Out For