Your Skin Problems Solved

Nothing makes you feel quite as beautiful as does healthy skin. Yet, every flaw you treat seems to produce another problem. What gives?

If you’re ready to achieve gorgeous skin without all the guesswork, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve broken down the most common skin problems and how to fix them, once and for all:

If your skin type is oily and flaky…

Improve your skin’s appearance by using a face wash with 2% salicylic acid (the active oil-fighting ingredient in most acne-prevention treatments) on your forehead, nose, and chin. Skip the cheeks and splash them with warm water instead. Before bed, trace your T-zone with an exfoliating glycolic serum. Oil is less likely to take a shine to healthy skin.

Protect your skin with an oil-free sunscreen with SPF 30 and hyaluronic acid daily. It hydrates your skin without leaving it greasy.

If the skin on your face feels tight…

Washing your face with soapy face wash may be the cause of high-wire tight skin. It leaves dry skin a little too squeaky clean. Instead, rinse with lukewarm water and a milky cleanser that won’t strip your skin’s natural oils.

Keep your skin feeling great by patting a thick layer of ceramide-laced face cream on damp skin to hold in moisture. In the morning, add a second layer of moisturizer with SPF 30+.

If your skin is shiny before lunch…

Try a gel-based cleanser with glycolic acid, a heavy-hitting exfoliant that penetrates deeply, washing away hidden oil in pores. Then dab a mattifying gel all over to absorb shine.

Protect your skin with sunblock made with avobenzone, which is known to be a bit drying—in a good way. Before bed, dab on a little retinol serum, which prevents the skin from producing excessive oil.

If your skin looks red when you’re not blushing…

Supersensitive skin is quick to redden, so be sure you avoid sudsy cleansers with harsh detergents. Your best face wash will be one labeled soap-free.

Safeguard your skin from UV rays with a cream that has SPF 30+ and zinc oxide, a natural anti-inflammatory that calms redness. At night, use a lotion labeled hypoallergenic, meaning it won’t irritate your sensitive skin.

How do you keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant all day long?