How To Save Your Skin From A Freak-Out

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Our skin is exposed to a myriad of irritants daily—some self-imposed like overzealous skincare applications (stop ignoring usage directions!) and some uncontrollable, such as harsh winter winds or disagreeable new makeup. Whatever the reason, flare-ups are not a good time. Alleviate symptoms like redness and itching with these 5 products that’ll soothe your face and body back to normal.

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In The Clear

Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Cream

$46

Jurlique

Inflamed

Combat redness and irritation: A gentle hydrating cream with anti-inflammatory properties such as witch hazel and calendula extract provides instant relief.

Tip: Coconut oil makes for a great home remedy.

Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil

$30

Avène

Itchy

Use this soap-free moisturizing oil in the bath to appease constant itching. Perfect for those with eczema, it cleanses and soothes the face and body without drying skin.

Hydrating Coconut Gel Mask

$24

Farmacy

Stressed

Is your complexion exhausted and dull? Bring it back to life with a calming gel mask that'll restore radiance using kale extract, vitamin A and cichoric acid.

Ultra Repair Cream Intense

$12

First Aid Beauty

Dehydrated & Flaky

A dry, scaly face is inevitable when the cold hits. Try this quick-absorbing cream for intense hydration that penetrates deep to diminish flakes, leaving a smooth surface with a lasting barrier of moisture.

UltraCalming Cleanser

$36

Dermalogica

Reactive

We’re all supporters of a devout skincare regimen, but overdoing it with multiple potent antiaging ingredients can cause the skin to misbehave. At the first sign of a reaction, rinse with a cooling, non-foaming cleanser specifically designed to reduce heat on sensitive skin. Give your skin a break from products afterward.