Get Your Glow On: Solutions for Skin Bummers
Got problem skin? We've got solutions for your most common skin bummers!
"My face is red and irritated."
Windy spring days, seasonal allergies, and rubbing your face too much (blame stress!) can all lead to inflammation. Because skin naturally goes into repair mode at night, apply a product before bed. Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Night Creme ($15, Drugstore.com) contains calming licorice extract.
"My hands feel like sandpaper."
All that hand-washing you do to ward off germs takes a toll. To restore softness, keep a hand cream with nourishing ingredients like vitamin E in your bag. We're fans of Sonia Kashuk Hand Créme in Pink Innocencia ($7, Target.com), which absorbs quickly and leaves hands with a luxurious floral scent.
"My bump itches like crazy."
Morning and night, slather on a soothing moisturizer with ingredients (almond oil is one) that combat the need to scratch. You'll love Mama Mio The Tummy Rub Butter ($36, MioSkincare.com). Worried about stretch marks? Ask your doc about using a cream like Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy ($33; Walmart.com).
"My whole body feels scaly."
Soak those flakes away! Add a few drops of a replenishing body oil such as Bio-Oil ($30 for 6.7 oz, CVS.com) to a warm tub, and your skin will feel noticeably softer after you towel off. Next, apply a product like Kora Organics Exfoliating Cream ($58, KoraOrganics.com) to buff away leftover dead skin cells.
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