How can moisturizers improve the appearance of aging hands? Hand moisturization is difficult to accomplish because the hands are washed more frequently than any other body part, thus experiencing both chemical and physical trauma. What can be done for fingernail ridges? "While there is little that can be done from a medical perspective to improve the ridges, cosmetic improvement is possible," says Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D. How can hand bruising be prevented? Senile purpura on the hands and arms is a common problem seen in elderly patients. Can contact lens wearers safely use mascara? Female contact lens wearers commonly wish to use mascara. Mascara is actually the biggest selling colored cosmetic, but can cause problems as it flakes into the eye How should you apply cosmetics to avoid problems with extended-wear soft contact lenses? December 12, 2016 Contact lenses are being worn by increasing numbers of females who also desire to wear cosmetics. This can be a challenge as cosmetics can cloud, discolor, and destroy the newer water-holding oxygen-permeable contact lenses. Can contact lens wearers apply wetting solution while wearing cosmetics? It is possible to apply wetting solution drops without damaging eye cosmetics. The best method is to stand upright and pull out the lower eyelid to form a space to place the drops. How should contact lens wearers remove eye cosmetics? It is important to completely remove eye cosmetics before going to bed as the cosmetics can cause eyelash issues. The cosmetics can plug the follicular ostia of the eyelashes causing increased demodex problems and worsening ocular rosacea. Top 5 of 2016: Cosmetic Conundrums December 12, 2016 Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D., answered many cosmetic questions in 2016. These are her top-5 most-read Cosmetic Conundrums. Why do some women develop cheilitis while wearing a lipstick? It is not unusual for some women to develop cheilitis while wearing lipstick because not all lipsticks are moisturizing Are there any antiaging lip tips to share with mature female patients? The most important part of the lip to maintain with aging is the philtrum.