Sun-damaged, Dull Complexion:
RoC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Night Cream. Retinols help exfoliate and renew dull, sun damaged skin. The challenge of retinol cream is the irritation. It’s very hard to avoid some amount of redness or flaking… “nature of the beast” to some extent. Roc was the leader of OTC retinols when they first emerged, and their latest innovation is this sensitive skin formulation. Prescription strength retinoids are going to most effective, but this is a great place to start or stay, if your skin cannot tolerate the more potent version.
Dry Skin on Feet and Elbows:
CeraVe SA Renewing Lotion. Sometimes a moisturizer just sits on top of extra rough, dry skin. Don’t you hate that? The great thing about this product is that it has lactic acid and salicylic acid which help exfoliate and prime the skin to accept the moisture component of the lotion. Two in one. It’s fragrance free and contains superstar moisture components called ceramides.
Cuticle/orange sticks go by many names but one example is Tweezerman Manicure Pedicure Sticks. This isn’t any breakthrough, but I think we sometimes forget the simple products out there that keep you polished when extensive salon visits aren’t on the agenda. You KNOW you aren’t supposed to cut those cuticles. You also know that if you ignore them you can get some raggity-lookin nails. Use the blunt end to push back cuticles on both your fingernails and toenails. Before you start your home-salon fix, put a little vaseline ointment or Aquaphor on your cuticles to soften them.