By Lori Bergamotto
 Ericka McConnell

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.

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