It’s officially the holiday season, which means chaos and stress and running around to 37 events in two weeks (and most likely consuming alcohol at every single one of those events). All of that stress can take a toll on your skin in the form of breakouts. While topical treatments like benzoyl peroxide definitely are effective, they can cause a lot of dryness, flaking and irritation. We went seeking some gentler alternatives, and Mathilde Thomas, the founder of the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa at the Plaza here in New York City (and the skin care line of the same name) was happy to oblige.
Here are two DIY facial recipes, one for acne and one for redness and irritation. You can whip them up quickly at home, and once you purchase the initial ingredients, you can get dozens of facials out of them. So stop stressing about your stressed out skin, and read on: