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    15 Skincare Tips And Tricks To Help All Types Of Skin

    The holy grail of skincare.

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    1. Hydrocolloid pimple patches can soothe un-popped and painful pimples.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical when first buying this, because I didn't know if it was going to work or not. I get a few giant, deep, unpoppable and PAINFUL pimples every week. I simply just cleaned my face, put them on before bed and woke up to all the puss being inside the patch, and the pimple being nothing but a red mark on my face!!! No scabs, no pain and no scarring." – Amazon Customer

    Our colleagues in the US rate these ones but this brand on Amazon UK has had really positive reviews.

    Find out more here: These Pimple Patches Are Magical And BRB I'm Buying 20 Packs Of Them

    2. A facial spray can help chill out sensitive combination skin when the weather changes.

    3. A Vitamin C face serum will help to reduce the redness of breakouts.

    Promising review: “I bought this product about a month ago and I use it at least once a day, sometimes twice. I started noticing a difference in my skin within a week! For the record, I have terrible skin. It’s red, blotchy, uneven, and on top of that I would get terrible breakouts. I chose to post some before-and-after pictures because even though my skin is still not perfect this product has helped A LOT! It helped reduce the redness of my breakouts within a few days of using it, and I’m convinced that it has also helped prevent more breakouts. This past month I’ve only had about two bad pimples (which is great for me since I used to get a new pimple every couple of days) but other than that my face has been doing great! The top two photos were taken the day I got the product, and the bottom two photos are the results after about a month of using the product!” —Amazon Customer

    Our colleagues in the US really rate this one from Amazon, but if you're in the UK, the Body Shop's Vitamin C range is well-priced and varied.

    Find out more here: This Vitamin C Face Serum Will Give You The Best Dang Skin Of Your Life

    4. And the Body Shop Vitamin C moisturizer is especially good for hyper-pigmentation.

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    "Vitamin C is pretty key when it comes to getting rid of hyper-pigmentation and this moisturiser is full of the stuff. This cream is really light, a little too light if you have really dry skin, but it is unbelievably good at getting rid of dark spots. You will see a glow within days of using it. Patricia Bright includes it in her getting rid of hyper-pigmentation routine." – Tolani Shoneye

    Find out more here: 17 Skin Care Products That Actually Help Get Rid Of Hyper-Pigmentation

    5. A simple skincare routine for eczema should definitely include sunscreen.

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    "The fact that I actually have a skin routine is fantastic considering I have eczema and skin allergies. I’ve never really been able to use most skin care products. But now there are so many amazing sensitive skin products.

    "Currently my skin care routine is just two things, but it works for me. First I cleanse with Shea Moisture’s Sensitive Skin Rose Oil Cleanser and then I moisturise with Biossance Squalane and Probiotic Gel Moisturiser. If I’m going to be outside I wear Peter Thomas Roth’s Mineral Powder Sunscreen on my face. All of this works for me – with my eczema, I've found that less is definitely more. But I still feel like I’m doing great things for my skin."


    Find out more here: 11 Skin Care Routines That Work

    6. A (vegan!!) overnight spot treatment gel will dry up skin and combat large patches of acne.

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    Promising review: "I have had adult acne which has been the most nightmarish experience for decades now and this has really helped. Up until I found this I had been using all the 'no bumps' alcohol lotions for shavers because it was the best thing for me although it dries out the skin so I would clear up my spots somewhat but have dry patches that showed when I wore makeup. This didn't do that and I have had about a 70% reduction in my skin problems. I hope that using it longer will up that percentage but when you consider I've only just started on it I am really really grateful and even that has been life-changing for someone who has the problems I do." – Caroline

    Find out more here: 9 Cult Skincare Products That Really And Truly Work

    7. A product with retinol in it can help to give you a glow.

    8. This genius moisturising cream has really helped people with psoriasis flare-ups.

    Promising review: "I have been using metaderm for more than 6 months and it helps my severe psoriasis so much. I have tried the hyper moisturizing cream and my skin stayed moisturized so much longer. Metaderm is a great product for anyone with psoriasis or verb just dry skin!" – Kristin

    Find out more here: 31 Skincare Products With Before And After Photos That'll Blow Your Damn Mind

    9. A product like Bio-Oil is a lifesaver for helping with stretch marks and scars.

    10. A fragrance-free moisturiser isn't just for people with eczema – it can also help with breakouts or dry, irritated skin.

    Promising review: "This cream changed my life!!! I had been suffering with severe hormonal acne after weaning my baby and it just wouldn’t go away! After a week of this miracle cream, my face cleared up significantly! It’s mild and absorbs quickly. Never irritated my skin and leaves your skin nice and soft, perfect to wear under make up. I wear it in place of a moisturizer and won’t switch to anything else!"—Tanner Steveson

    Find out more here: 35 Skincare Products That Actually Do What They Say They Will

    11. A soothing sunburn gel will transform burnt and sore skin overnight.

    Promising review: "This is the miracle cure for sunburn. The pain is usually gone after about three or four applications, and I don't have any peeling whatsoever after using this! Plus, all the redness is usually gone after one night. You could actually call in sick to work to do outdoor activities and no one would be the wiser, because you wouldn't show up with a red face the next day!" —cusimano

    Our colleagues in the US love this product, but this brand on UK Amazon has really high ratings and good reviews.

    Find out more here: 31 Skincare Products With Before And After Photos That'll Blow Your Damn Mind

    12. Tend Skin is a genius treatment for ingrown hairs – with proven results.

    Promising review: "This stuff is nothing short of life changing. I have always struggled with ingrown hairs and unsightly razor bumps, meaning that I could only really shave my bikini line once in a blue moon only for my skin to immediately erupt a day later. After using this, I could honestly probably shave every day with little to no irritation if I wanted to. Hoping it also helps with some long standing scars that I have from previous ingrown hairs, but for now I am simply over the moon that I can at last remove my hair without and discomfort or embarrassing marks!" – Dr M

    "It freakin works! And it works GOOD! I had razor bumps on the back of my head for years since high school. And people would tell me "the back of your head looks like meatloaf" and all types of other rude hateful comments. Then 1 day I was the barbershop and 1 of the barbers heard my asking about how to get rid of those bumps on the back of my head. Which is when he told me about Tend Skin.So im lazy and didnt feel like looking for it at Walmart or a beauty supply store etc. Then I got on Amazon and found it! Its a little pricey but it works." – Xavier

    Find out more here: 7 Gross But Satisfying Products That Will Get Rid Of Ingrown Hair

    13. A glycolic peel will help to reduce large patches of redness and uneven skin.

    Promising review: "I had a little problem with dermatillomania marks/scars, ingrown hairs and rough red bumps on my legs that I have been embarrassed of since my early teens and have refused to wear outfits that show my bare legs because of all the marks. I am totally amazed by this stuff! My leg scars have cleared so well (the big deeper ones are still there but faint and i could easily hide them with concealer if I wanted to) the red bumps 'chicken skin' has gone for the first time in about 15 years and the ingrown hairs don't look as angry and I think are going. I also used it on small dermatillomania scars/marks on my chest and shoulders which are now gone.

    "For anyone wanting an idea of how long it took to see results - I used the pads mentioned before for about a week or so on my leg scars out of curiosity after my face cleared up but wasn't seeing too much difference and then bought this which I have had for 1 week! I use it once a day after a shower. " –Amazon Customer

    Find out more here: 9 Products That Will Make You Say "Huh! That Actually Works!"

    14. And this lotion with 12% neutralized lactic acid is killer at smoothing out keratosis pilaris aka bumpy skin.

    Elizabeth/ Amazon

    Promising review: "I like this product. It's made my upper arms softer than I ever remember them being. It's helping with the red bumps on my upper arms. :)" – Lindsay JF

    Find out more here: People With Bumpy Skin Swear By This Lotion

    15. This exfoliating cleanser stick is gentle enough to use on skin with rosacea, and reduces shine at the same time.