That being said, mama gets a little too zealous about her love for this ingredient sometimes, meaning I use too much… And then I burn my face off.
Waking up with red patches as a result of using too much retinol or another active ingredient is something I try to avoid. But on those mornings after I’ve been a little too heavy-handed and burned my skin, here are the products I turn to to soothe my skin and make it happy again.
In sum, Step One: Try not to burn your face off. Step Two: If you do, pick these up!
It’s difficult to describe my love for this product fully. This is one thing that I use in my routine no matter what else I’m using. I switch up cleansers and treatments and moisturizers regularly, but this mist, which is designed to help rebalance the skin and teach it how to behave normal again.
It’s more helpful coming from them: “The hero ingredient, hypochlorous acid, is naturally found in your white blood cells, which helps to fight and defend your body from harmful bacteria and inflammation. When applied to the skin, HOCl triggers an immune boost, which then signals your body to repair and heal irritated skin.”
The definition of a super soothing, simple face cream. Sometimes that’s all you need, know what I mean?
When your skin is reactive or red after using too many. (or too much) of an active ingredient like retinol, you want to focus on rehydrating with simple, non-irritating ingredients. This formula features avocado and sunflower oil, along with aloe and chamomile. Lots of rich ingredients, but somehow it manages to feel light and elegant, and it soaks right in.
This guy is on the lighter end of a soothing moisturizer, but it still does the job. The texture is so cool too… it’s fluffy and has little pockets of air in it, as if it were a cloud trapped in a jar. You have to swirl it around a bit to make it smooth, then apply.
Pro tip: This is a great formula to use as a “base mix” as well. That’s a simple moisturizer I use to mix with serums or other treatments that makes the treatment a little less intense, and a little easier to apply. For example, I mix this with my SkinMedica TNS Complex, because the TNS is a little hard to blend on its own, but mixed with this in a little skincare smoothie, it helps it to soak right in.