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Patient Buzz Series | “Skin Streaming”: Building a Simple Skincare Routine

TikTok is known as a hub for skincare advice – good and bad – and the latest trend has dermatologists in agreement. “Skin streaming” means reducing a skincare routine to the essentials. It’s a backlash against complex routines that can be costly and time consuming. HuffPost explained the trend while The New York Times answered a reader’s question about the basics of caring for the face.

Dermatologists in both articles recommended the same steps: cleanse, moisturize and apply sunscreen. It’s a reminder that, while the media covers skin care extensively, messages about the basics of skin care can often get lost.

Know what your patients are reading so that you may be prepared to educate them during your office visits. Check out these online articles in the consumer press:

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