ice cubes before makeup

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Elizabeth Tanzi, MD

She stays ice cold. I come from a family of women with rosacea, so instead of using steam before doing a mask at home, which can increase facial redness, we first splash our faces with ice water or apply cold compresses for five minutes to refresh the skin, and then put on a hydrating mask. The result is a more even-toned and calm complexion.

She hydrates—on the outside. After applying makeup, a little mineral-water spritz can help set it and look dewy at the same time, so your foundation doesn't appear too cakey. The thermal spring water is great because it has anti-inflammatory properties.

Dr. Tanzi is an associate clinical professor of dermatology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and the founder and director of Capital Laser & Skin Care in Chevy Chase, Maryland.