The Best Skin-Soothing Products
Red? Itchy? Irritated? Calm stressed out skin with these soothing solutions.
When you can’t find time for a facial, but are in desperate need of a little pampering, treat yourself with a sheet mask. This one is drenched in botanical extracts and aloe to calm angry skin. Peel off the liner, then set it onto clean skin. After 15 minutes, pull it off, and then massage in the excess product. You’ll feel like you just left the spa—even though you’re just in your bathroom.
To buy: $6, birchbox.com.
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If you have serious sensitive skin issues—eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, or even extremely dry, itchy skin—reach for this super soother. It contains hydrocortisone, an anti-itch technology, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinimide to soothe and repair compromised skin on your face and body.
To buy: $7, lovelyskin.com.
This hypoallergenic face spray contains rose water to soothe, aloe to hydrate, and glycerin to help skin retain moisture, plus it’s dermatologist-tested and both paraben- and alcohol-free. Spritz the mixture onto freshly washed skin (in place of a toner) or use it throughout the day to calm a cranky complexion—don’t worry, it won’t mess up your makeup.
To buy: $18, glossier.com.
Start your skincare routine off right with a non-drying cleanser, like this yummy cream gel hybrid. It gently, yet thoroughly removes makeup, dirt, and oil while leaving skin’s natural moisture level intact. The result: clean, smooth skin without any redness.
To buy: $23, clinique.com.
Give red, tight, or stinging skin some TLC with this intensive moisturizing mask. Slather it onto your face and neck once a week to keep skin under control or use it after a long flight or post vacation (when you get a little too much sun).
To buy: $26, drugstore.com.
If your skin is always red, see your dermatologist. If it flushes here and there, apply this dye- and silicone-free moisturizer for some relief. It’s packed with peptides that help combat environmental triggers that can lead to redness, flushing, and even burning, plus botanicals that offer a cooling sensation.
To buy: $66, skinceuticals.com.