How do I make my go-to bold lipstick last?
Help your fave colour stay put by filling in your pucker with a pencil before swiping it on—just be sure that the liner isn’t darker than the lipstick. Or you can swap your go-to for a liquid version, which contains more oils and polymers (and less wax) than traditional bullet-shaped lip colours; it dries to an opaque finish and has serious staying power with little to no transfer—perfect if you dislike reapplying after eating.
Steroid cream is the only thing that helps my eczema. Is there anything less harsh to stop the itching?
According to an international study conducted by La Roche-Posay in 2016, 89 percent of those with eczema are affected by uncontrollable itching. Ease the urge to scratch by filling your tub with warm (never hot) water and a few cups of colloidal oatmeal, a soothing ingredient—and avoid itch triggers like wool or products with perfumes and dyes. If the feeling is still strong, try this soothing stick from La Roche-Posay. With just three active ingredients—antibacterial zinc gluconate, anti-inflammatory madecassoside and shea butter (to restore the skin’s barrier)—relief will come fast, plus the cream won’t transfer onto clothes.
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Stick AP+, $16, laroche-posay.ca.
Is there a product that can treat adult acne without drying out my mature skin?
This mask lets you use dermatologist-approved light therapy to soothe inflammatory acne—at home! Like most skin disorders that can flare up, the solution to adult acne isn’t just about treating the breakouts; it’s also about preventing them. Enter Neutrogena’s Light Therapy Acne Mask, which you wear like a pair of glasses for 10-minute sessions. The mask emits a pink glow—a combination of red light (to reduce inflammation) and blue light (to reduce bacteria on the skin’s surface) for a tag-team approach to fighting the condition.
NEUTROGENA Light Therapy Acne Mask, $50, shoppersdrugmart.ca.