6 Gentle Soothers for Problem Skin
LUSH Dream Steam Tabs
For a spa-like experience at home, drop one of these pretty tabs (embellished with flower petals) into a bowl of freshly boiled water. Then drape a towel over your head and take a deep breath; as the tab fizzes it releases rose absolute and lavender oil to soothe irritated skin—and your senses. Bonus: Bottle the leftover infusion and use as a toner for up to two days afterward.
To buy: $3, lushusa.com.
Featured March 2014
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra
Simple but no less effective, this moisturizing lotion provides instant comfort and lasting hydration. With no fragrance, alcohol, color, or preservatives, it’s safe for every skin type.
To buy: $37, laroche-posay.us.
Avène Soothing Eye Contour Cream
Deflate puffy eyes while protecting the delicate skin around them with this lightweight cream. Rest assured, the mild formula won’t sting or burn even the most sensitive eyes.
To buy: $27, drugstore.com.
Aveeno Skin Relief 24HR Moisturizing Lotion
Oatmeal has long been used to comfort itchy skin. This buttery lotion, packed with the good grain, offers immediate relief and heavy-duty hydration without feeling greasy.
To buy: $10 at drugstores.
Rene Furterer Astera Fresh Soothing Freshness Shampoo
Scratching your head as to why your scalp is so dry? Try this soothing cocktail of echinacea, mint, and eucalyptus oils, infused with moisturizing vitamin B5.
To buy: $28, beauty.com.