Almost any new product, especially one that contains fragrance or preservatives provokes a response―usually in the form of redness or stinging.
The Best Regimen
- A daily dose of gentle products is the way to go.
- Avoid anything with an added scent, says New York City dermatologist Doris Day, and pass up eye creams, which can be irritating.
- Calm itchiness and redness with products that contain anti-inflammatory ingredients, like green tea and licorice-root extract.
- And don’t skimp on sun protection: Just choose products with gentle UVA-blocking ingredients, like zinc oxide and Mexoryl.