We've all had that moment where we look at our complexion in the mirror and think, “Is this normal?!?” Our first reaction is typically to panic and frantically Google skin conditions. It's important to remember, however, to stay calm. Remember that all skin is unique, and that many factors—from genetics to the environment to stress—can play a big role in affecting the appearance of our skin. Some of these factors can be controlled, while others cannot.

Here are some quick and easy solutions to provide relief for some of the most common and not-so-common skin care concerns

Sensitive, irritated or stressed-out skin

Redness, irritation and hypersensitivity are signs of stressed-out skin. These symptoms can fluctuate depending on what may be happening in your life. But skin irritation isn’t just triggered by stress. For some, irritation or redness can be triggered by something as minor as eating spicy food, drinking alcohol or a sensitivity to fragrances.

No matter the cause, calm and sooth your skin with a powerful and nourishing cosmetic corrective like Auspect’s Rednomore Serum. To help manage your skin long term, find a product that both minimizes redness and protects against environmental aggressors to promote a healthy and vibrant complexion.

Acne or breakouts

For those of us that thought we said ‘goodbye’ to breakouts at high school graduation, clearly we were wrong. Acne is a common skin concern for many adults and can be the result of a number of things, including genetics, stress and hormones. Although adult acne can be ‘normal,’ it doesn’t mean you have to live with it! The answer is simple really: take care of your skin 365 days a year—before, during and after a breakout.

As part of your larger skin care routine, we recommend using Auspect’s No Problem Serum. It helps reduce inflammation and regulate oil production without upsetting the natural balance of your skin. Together with a daily cleanser, exfoliator and moisturizer, it can really make a difference.

Pigmentation or sunspots

After spending years outside in the sun, many of us start to see sunspots. It’s one of the first visible signs of aging to appear on the face, chest, or backs of hands. Anyone who has ever spent time in the sun is susceptible to hyperpigmentation, so to prevent sunspots (and potentially cancerous moles), we HIGHLY recommend protecting your exposed skin 24/7 with an SPF.

Auspect’s Hydra Shield SPF 17 is a lightweight, super-hydrating moisturizer that protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. We love it because it’s not sticky or greasy, and won’t leave a white residue on your face.

Remember that our skin is an organ and it is important to take care of it every day. If ever you have a serious concern about your skin, don’t hesitate to consult a doctor.