By Hilary Sheinbaum, Daily Makeover
woman washing faceOops! The label instructed you to follow steps one, two and three, but you didn't quite use as directed - and instead of glowing skin, you ended up with with a dry, red complexion. Don't panic! Here's how to fix these common skin snafus.
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You overdid it with your anti-aging regimen.
"Some ingredients are not meant to be mixed," says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, MD, FAAD, a board certified dermatologist. "Individually, anti-aging ingredients - retinol, Vitamin C, and alpha/beta hydroxy acids- may help the skin, but in combination may be too much for you to tolerate."
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How to fix it:
Stop using these products, and apply over the counter hydrocortisone 1% cream twice daily until the skin inflammation improves. A gentle skin cleanser and moisturizer, like Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser ($5.50) and Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion ($8), will Read More »from How to Fix Common Skin Screw-Ups