Holiday Stressed-Skin Solutions
The "pretty" price: Indulging in oh-so-yummy snacks makes your body retain fluids. The fix is simple -- drink a lot of water and enjoy these treats in moderation. Also, firming body lotions are a great quick fix.
Try: Almay Body Firming Cream, $9.99, which tones with Moringa seed.
The "pretty" price: Shopping by day and wrapping by night can bring on undereye baggage and dark circles. The main culprits, says Elissa Lunder, MD, a Wellesley, Massachusetts-based dermatologist, are sleeplessness and stress. She advises sleeping with your head elevated to help drain excess fluid from the eye area.
Try: Vichy LiftActiv Pro Eyes, $26, with a complex that improves dark circles.
The "pretty" price: Flying and adjusting to a new climate can trigger breakouts, says David E. Bank, MD, a dermatologist in Mount Kisco, New York. Plan ahead with an oil-free moisturizer and a spot treatment cream.
Try: Purpose Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion with SPF 15, $8.99, is oil-free.
The "pretty" price: Going from the cold air outside into heated air inside sucks moisture from your skin. After showering, pat yourself only partially dry, then slather on a humectant-rich lotion.
Try: Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Lotion, $3.99, fights dry skin with glycerin.
Originally published in Ladies' Home Journal, December 2006.
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