Everyday Upgrades: Aftershave
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco

If your morning ritual includes the agony that comes from slapping a blue liquid that looks like antifreeze on your face after you've scraped it with metal, it doesn't need to. "Aftershaves with alcohol dry out the skin, make it more sensitive, and you're more likely to get a rash," says Dr. Neil Sadick, a clinical dermatology professor at Weill Cornell Medical Center. He suggests slathering on a moisturizer with an anti-inflammatory such as vitamin E or caffeine. Kiehl's Facial Fuel soothes skin with both. Ingredients like these will help bring irritated skin back to normal. [$25; kiehls.com]