Get Your Glow On: Solutions for 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.
All content on this Web site, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Use of this site and the information contained herein does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.