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.
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.
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).
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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