"Anti-inflammatory" is skincare's new buzzword: dual-acting ingredients that reduce redness associated with acne and slow down enzyme production responsible for collagen breakdown. Restoring an even tone to skin also makes you look younger, says Wexler. It's no coincidence that the sun is both the number-one cause of aging and the source of most inflammation. Everything from wrinkles to rosacea to skin cancer can be traced to an excess of UVA/UVB exposure. Don't leave home without a powerful, daily SPF (like La Roche-Posay Hydraphase UV SPF 30, which has hydrating glycerin and antioxidants).
DIY: MD Skincare Hydra-Pure Redness Soothing Serum is lightweight but packed with high concentrations of chamomile, cucumber, and licorice root. B. Kamins Bio-Maple Booster Blue Corrective Concealer contains green tea and vitamin B to curb redness.