Bridal Beauty: How to Clear Up Skin Without Drying It Out

Hair & Beauty
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Whenever I get a pimple, I immediately start applying some kind of benzoyl peroxide product to dry it out. Which works, except then I'm left with dry, cracked skin (not cute). So I slather lotion on, which makes my acne-prone skin look all greasy and usually causes more breakouts (extra not cute). If you feel my pain, I'd like to introduce you to Vichy's new Normaderm Triple-Action Anti-Acne Hydrating Lotion. This oil-free miracle lotion contains salicylic acids, lipo hydroxy acids, and glycolic acids (all powerful microexfoliators) that work to clear pimples and blackheads, as well as tighten pores almost immediately. It's also made with silica and perlite, which provide an instant matte effect, but it somehow also manages to lightly hydrate, so skin feels soft and fresh (not sticky or greasy). This stuff is simply amazing—if you suffer from breakouts, get thee to a drugstore and pick up a bottle! It retails for $22.50, and is available at CVS/pharmacy, Walgreens, Duane Reade, and online at —Lauren Matthews

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