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Defeat Major Skin Flaking
If your skin's still alligator-rough after regular glycolic acid use, try an at-home microdermabrasion kit with a buffing tool and cream. Follow with a moisturizer containing a gentle emollient like dimethicone or beeswax. The dermabrasion will exfoliate your skin thoroughly, letting the moisturizer penetrate deeply.
Do you retain water in your face and eye area? Lisa Okesson, national training manager for makeup company Shu Uemura USA, suggests this old Hollywood secret: Sleep on your back and use a slightly elevated firm pillow to help prevent fluids from pooling in your facial tissues at night.
Smooth Crepey Lids
Heavy creams can cause whiteheads to form on the thin skin of your eyelids. For that area, many doctors like Neova Eye Therapy, a light gel with a GHK copper peptide to help rebuild collagen. Or wear the lightweight Talika Eye Therapy Mask while you sleep it releases natural wrinkle-fighting ingredients.
Moisturize Your Undereye Area
Hate the taut feeling of too-dry skin but find soothing eye gels too greasy? Dab on TheBalm Time Balm. A concealer created to be worn day or night, it manages to feel superlight while delivering a slew of hydrators, including beeswax, soybean oil and panthenol.
Save Chafed Elbows
Slip on (and sleep in) Bath & Body Works Gel-Bow Moisturizing Gel Sleeves. These ultrathin gel-lined sleeves force-feed olive and jojoba oils into that ever-scruffy area.
Solve Sore Fingertips
Washing your hands (and dishes) can leave the tips of your digits cracked. Apply a small amount of ethyl cyanoacrylate a.k.a. Krazy Glue over the crack or split to seal your skin, says Dr. Leffell. It'll peel off naturally over the next couple of weeks as the new skin grows in.
Fortify Brittle Nails
Let the strengthening properties of hydrolyzed wheat protein and calcium found in OPI Original Nail Envy Nail Strengthener penetrate throughout the night. It's clear, so you won't end up with smudged color come dawn.
For raw, dry hands, try a foot cream instead of a hand cream, says A-list manicurist Kristi Marie Jones. You'll be better able to tolerate the heavier consistency at night.