We thought we knew it all, but here are three skincare tips that we totally didn’t expect to hear.
1. Any lotion is better than none. While we usually recommend a moisturizer designed specifically for your face, in a pinch any lotion will do. The #1 thing your skin needs to look amazing is hydration, so don’t let it be thirsty! If you’re at a sleepover or hotel and your only option is hand lotion, it’s better than skipping moisturizing all together.
2. Hydrocortisone cream can help pimples. Yup, that over the counter stuff that’s probably in your parent’s medicine cabinets can help you zap zits (it’s the same ingredient that dermatologists use when they inject pimples). Put a healthy glob onto the affected area and let it sit for about 15 minutes to absorb.
3. You can get burned, even when you’re not in the sun. Standing near a space heater or sleep near the radiator? Your skin might be suffering. Even though there’s no sun, this type of heat can still cause damage (and aging down the line) to your skin. Bottom line – move away!
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