We want YOUR kids to send in pics to brighten up London’s new NHS Nightingale hospital – The Sun

WE want kids to send in pics to brighten up a Sun wall at London’s new Nightingale hospital – like budding artist George Livings.

Entries will be judged by Turner Prize-winning artist Keith Tyson and illustrator Tony Ross.

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Send us your artwork!

Email a scan or photograph of your child's drawing to [email protected] and we will deliver it to NHS Nightingale

Include with your entry your name and age and a contact number for a parent or guardian, and tell us where you are from.

Why not send a photo of you holding up your masterpiece as well?

We will print a selection in the paper and all those chosen for the hospital will receive art kits.

Entries close on April 8.

The best pics will be shown at the hospital and the winners get art sets.

In just a fortnight the ExCel conference centre in East London has undergone an extraordinary transformation into an amazing 4,000 bed temporary hospital to deal with coronavirus cases.

Alan McGlennan, NHS Nightingale Hospital London said: “The NHS Nightingale Hospital is an extraordinary achievement, already built with the support of many thousands of people from right across the country, and this artwork will be an excellent finishing touch.

“As our NHS staff gear up to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, the best way for the public to support them continues to be staying home.


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The fewer people catch and pass on the virus, the fewer will need to be cared for at NHS Nightingale, and the more lives will be saved.”

Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England, said: “We would be really touched to receive artwork from school children.

"It will go a long way to lifting the spirits of the thousands of staff who will be working around the clock to look after those who need it.

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Casuals score win in $130 billion JobKeeper package

More workers will gain access to the Morrison government’s $130 billion wage subsidy in a high-stakes negotiation that could add $5 billion to the scheme when it goes to a vote in Parliament within days.

Industrial Relations Minister Christian PorterCredit:Alex Ellinghausen

But the government will not give ground on the process to apply the subsidy when Parliament meets on Wednesday, insisting on temporary change to the Fair Work Act to allow employers to pay people the base amount of $1500 even if their usual salaries were higher.

"We acknowledge there are many people regularly employed casually but may move from employer to employer," Mr Porter said.

"We’re working on that and listening and so when you see the final draft you will see we are trying to be as inclusive and reasonable as possible."

The $130 billion JobKeeper scheme offers workers $1500 per fortnight when they keep their connection to an employer, compared to only $1100 per fortnight if they rely on unemployment benefits now known as JobSeeker.

Casual workers can only gain the higher payment if they have worked for one employer for at least one year, but Mr Porter is reconsidering that definition and may allow casuals who worked for multiple employers in that year. Permanent employees qualify for the scheme as long as they were on the books by March 1, 2020.

ACTU secretary Sally McManus is also pushing for a change to the one-year limit and the inclusion of casual workers who have a "firm advance commitment" from an employer.

The scheme would cost an additional $5.7 billion over six months if 1.1 million casual workers collected $400 more each fortnight because they were on JobKeeper rather than JobSeeker.

Government sources told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age the definitions were difficult to pin down but were being negotiated to be as flexible as possible.

Mr Porter made it clear the government would not accept the ACTU proposal to make the changes through the 121 awards and 11,000 enterprise agreements because this would be too slow.

"We are pushing a $130 billion lifeboat out into the roughest economic seas Australia has ever seen," he said.

"And people will need to decide whether or not they’re going to help us push that boat out, but it is going out on Wednesday."

Mr Porter said the scheme would have a six-month sunset clause to ensure the workplace rules reverted to the current regime when the emergency ended, forcing another vote in Parliament if it was to be extended.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has privately expressed frustration with Labor and the unions for proposing an alternative process, although the government has praised Ms McManus and former Labor cabinet minister Greg Combet for their help.

The government sent draft legislation to the ACTU late on Sunday and expects to consult Labor and crossbench MPs on Monday to outline three options for employers and their staff under the JobKeeper scheme.

In one scenario, workers who were earning less than $1500 per fortnight will automatically see their pay rise to the temporary amount when their employers receive the federal aid.

In the second scenario, workers will earn more than the $1500 because their employers will add to the government payment.

In the third scenario, workers will be asked to accept a fall in their salaries to the JobKeeper amount because their employers cannot afford their usual pay.

The third option requires changes to industrial relations law because companies will need exemptions from awards and agreements on a worker’s hourly rate of pay.

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick said he shared Mr Porter’s view that it was faster to amend the Fair Work Act than pursue the ACTU approach.

"Rather than having to negotiate a significant number of enterprise agreements, it might be better to do it in one hit and amend the Fair Work Act," he said.

The ACTU's Sally McManus has been pushing for changes to the legislation that would help casuals and visa holders get access to the JobKeeper payments.

"There's lots of casual workers who may have work that's on and off but it's regular – so arts and entertainment, construction industry and those places, or you might have started work this year and come back into the workforce and working irregular hours. Those people need to be covered too," she said on ABC Insiders on Sunday.

She also criticised the proposal to change the Fair Work Act on the grounds that "some employers might abuse that" if the amendments scaled down workers' rights.

Labor industrial relations spokesman Tony Burke said the bill needed changes to make sure people would not "fall through the cracks".

Mr Burke said the problem for casuals was a "perverse outcome" for workers such as teachers working casually in the private sector across multiple schools and construction workers moving from project to project.

Australian Industry Group chief executive Innes Willox said amendments were needed to prevent employers breaching the Fair Work Act when an employee was working for the employer and receiving the $1500 subsidy but this was less than the workers usual wage.

"It is also reasonable for short-term amendments to be made to the act to give businesses that are eligible for the JobKeeper scheme the reasonable discretions that they need to retain as many jobs as possible," Mr Willox said.

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive James Pearson said the guiding principle of JobKeeper had to be providing people in small businesses with the means to keep their companies going.

Labor and charity groups have concerns that while not-for-profits are able to access the JobKeeper payments some major charities are not eligible for this assistance as ongoing grant funding leaves them ineligible.

This has left some not-for-profits calling for the calculation of turnover for JobKeeper to exclude tied grants so more organisations can avoid shutting retail stores and other programs.

Labor Assistant Minister for Treasury and Charities Andrew Leigh said it had been a "disaster for charities" who had diversified into a range of sectors, such as Anglicare and Red Cross.

"These are the bodies we really need in a time of crisis. Just as the banks have a special role to play so too do the charities."

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Covid and Corona: Couple in India name their twin babies after virus

Twins born during virus lockdown in India are named Corona and Covid by parents who insist they are hoping to ‘ease the anxiety and fear associated with these words’

  • Twins were born in Doctor Bhim Rao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital in Raipur
  • ‘Covid’ and ‘Corona’ were born in early hours of March 27 by caesarean section
  • Parents Vinay and Preeti Verma wanted to assuage fear and anxiety around virus
  • Pair were stopped by police at checkpoints on route to the hospital, mother says 

A couple in India have named their new twins after the coronavirus pandemic and as a symbol of triumph over hardship during the lockdown.

‘Covid’ and ‘Corona’ were born in Doctor Bhim Rao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital in Raipur, India, in the early hours of March 27.

Parents Vinay and Preeti Verma, of Chhattisgarh, said they chose the unusual names for their newborns to assuage the fear and anxiety associated with the words and to make the birth all the more memorable.

However, the couple have also said they may rename their children later on. 

Twins Covid (boy) and Corona (girl)

‘We have named them Covid (boy) and Corona (girl) for now,’ said mother Preeti , 27, to the Press Trust of India. 

Brother and sister Covid and Corona were born during the height of a three-week lockdown in India.

Mother Preeti went into labour late on March 26.

Husband Vinay summoned for a special service ambulance for pregnant women in India launched during the crisis, according to the Hindustan Times.

But another report in The New Indian Express claims the couple rode to the hospital on Vinay’s motorcycle because there were no vehicles ready.

The couple were reportedly stopped by police at checkpoints due to travel restrictions imposed, but they allowed them to proceed owing to Preeti’s condition. 

‘As no vehicular movement was allowed on roads due to the lockdown, we were stopped by police at various places but they let us go after noticing my condition,’ Preeti told the Hindustan Times.

‘I was wondering what would happen in the hospital as it was midnight, but fortunately doctors and other staff were very cooperative,’ she added.

Preeti, who already has a two-year-old daughter, said her relatives were also battling to reach the hospital, but ‘could not make it as bus and train services were stopped due to the lockdown.’

The twins were born by caesarean section in the early hours of March 27,  ‘within 45 minutes of arrival’ at the hospital.

They weighed 2.9 kg and 2.7 kg.  

Speaking about why they chose to name their newborns ‘Covid’ and ‘Corona’, Preeti said: ‘The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore me and my husband wanted to make the day memorable.

‘Indeed the virus is dangerous and life-threatening but its outbreak made people focus on sanitation, hygiene and inculcate other good habits. Thus, we thought about these names.

‘When the hospital staff also started calling the babies as Corona and Covid, we finally decided to name them after the pandemic,’ she added. 

Shubhra Singh, a public relations officer at Doctor Bhim Rao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital, said both mother and newborns have since been discharged and were in ‘good health’. 

India currently has some 3,588 confirmed cases of Covid-19, and 99 recorded deaths. 

Around 230 people have since recovered from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University. 

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One in five Britons don't wash their pillows for FIVE YEARS

Sweet dreams? One in five Britons admits to sleeping on a pillow they haven’t washed in FIVE YEARS or more

  • Poll of 2,000 people discovered 20 per cent of them didn’t wash pillows often 
  • Women were much worse offenders than men, according to Silentnight study
  • Research warned that about ten per cent of the weight of a pillow that has not been washed for two years was made up of dust mites and dead skin cells 

One in five Britons admits to sleeping on a pillow they haven’t washed in five years or more.

A poll of 2,000 people discovered that 20 per cent of them confessed that they had used the same pillows for at least the past five years and had never washed them.

The study by bedding firm Silentnight also found that a further 41 per cent of us hadn’t washed our pillows in the past two years.

A poll of 2,000 people discovered that 20 per cent of them confessed that they had used the same pillows for at least the past five years and had never washed them (stock image)

The research warned that about ten per cent of the weight of a pillow that has not been washed for two years was made up of dust mites and dead skin cells. 

For pillows not washed for five years or more, that rocketed to almost 25 per cent of the weight of a pillow.

Surprisingly, women were much worse offenders than men, with just 35 per cent saying that they had washed the pillows in the past two years, compared to 45 per cent of men.

A spokesman for Silentnight said that not washing pillows could lead to a variety of allergies, including hay-fever-like symptoms and even eczema and asthma.

A study by bedding firm Silentnight also found that a further 41 per cent of us hadn’t washed our pillows in the past two years (stock image)

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Girl, 5, found dead in bed covered in bruises after ‘being killed by mom’s felon boyfriend’ – The Sun

A FIVE-year-old girl was found dead in her bed covered in bruises after allegedly being killed by her mom's felon boyfriend.

Savannah Adams' body was allegedly discovered by a family member in her Atlanta, Georgia, home on Sunday night.


Her accused murderer is 22-year-old Ethan Gathright, a convicted felon who previously served time for beating and robbing women.

According to police, a family member of Savannah's told authorities she found the young girl dead after leaving her in the care of her boyfriend, Gathright.

Atlanta police Captain D’Andrea Price was called to the home after receiving reports of an injured child.

Price told WSB-TV: “It was a horrible death. I actually didn’t sleep that well that night from seeing her.

“You could basically see the visible bruising to her body and her face.”

An official cause of death has not yet been released by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

However, a police spokesman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Savannah suffered “substantial bruising.”

Gathright was apprehended and booked into the Fulton County Jail on charges of violating his probation and possession of a weapon by a felon.

Two days later he was charged with Savannah's murder.

A GoFundMe, which has raised nearly $3,000 in one day, describes Savannah as "bright, bubbly, sweet, humble, and a smile that lights up the room."

The fundraiser is asking members of the community to donate to Savannah's family as money will be needed for her burial.

Gathright, who now remains in prison without bond, had been involved in vicious beatings of various women in the past.

The state Department of Pardons and Paroles told Channel 2's Michael Seiden: "On the five year prison portion of his sentence he became parole eligible (by law according to his sentence) on April 19, 2016.

"He served another 2 years in prison before being granted parole in May of 2018, having served 75% of his prison sentence before being granted parole.

"He discharged parole ending the five year prison sentence on August 19, 2019. He then began serving the probation portion of his sentence.”

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Mountains of rubbish dumped in streets as wasteful Brits hold coronavirus clear-outs during lockdown – The Sun

PILES of rubbish are being dumped on the streets as wasteful Brits hold coronavirus clear-outs during the lockdown.

Photos across the country show mountains of waste left on roadsides, back alleys and fields as selfish Brits use the self-isolation period to dispose of unwanted items.

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Authorities have also slashed some services because of Covid-19 staff shortages.

Dozens of councils have already cut recycling services, while others have scrapped garden waste collections.

Officials said this had led to a surge in fly-tipping by up to 300 per cent across Britain.

Brits have dumped battered refrigerators, old mattresses, tatty sofa and old toys on the street during their Covid-19 clear-out.

West Oxfordshire District Council posted images on Facebook of revolting piles of bin bags and a baby's high chair dumped in a supermarket car park.

They said recycling areas are having to be cleared every day by the council's waste team.

Cllr Norman MacRae, cabinet member for the environment, said: "While we have some sympathy with residents who may have quantities of waste building up, we must emphasise that for everyone's safety please refrain from dumping it in public spaces.

"This places an unnecessary additional workload on our cleaning teams and is not acceptable at any time let alone the current coronavirus situation."



Councillors in Lancashire branded fly-tippers "disgusting" for taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis to dump rubbish.

Cllr Ray Davies, the Darwen East Liberal Democrat, said: "We are in a situation where we are advised to isolate but, in some areas, they are taking advantage and simply fly tipping and not making full use of the bins.

"People are simply throwing bags and furniture into the back alleys and saying 'nothing to do with me'

"This is appalling. We need to be cleaner and more hygienic but here we have thoughtless residents taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic and dumping rubbish in back alleys while the borough council staff are busy with other issues to do with the Covid-19 outbreak."

In Fife, an unwanted cooker and mouldy mattresses were abandoned at a recycling centre.

Dawn Jamieson, safer communities team manager, said: "There really isn't an excuse at all. People are very irresponsible.

"With everything else going on at the moment, how people are finding the time to go out and go against the government's advice to make unnecessary journeys and dump rubbish is beyond me."


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Sky broadband down in south west England as customers struggle to work from home – The Sun

HUNDREDS of Sky customers are reporting problems with their broadband this morning, and the telecoms firm has admitted an issue in Cornwall.

It comes at a time when millions of people are working or studying at home in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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According to website Down Detector, there are currently 552 reports of problems with 93 per cent saying it's about internet.

The issue seems to be concentrated in the south of the country, although Sky has admitted on its Twitter channel that there is a problem in the Cornwall area.

A customer services representative wrote: "NEW: Cornwall

"We're aware that some customers in the area are reporting an amber internet light on their router. Our support teams are currently investigating this issue."


Sky added that you can monitor service issues online or via the My Sky App.

One unhappy customer tweeted: "Need to work from home and need internet. Can we have an update please on estimated time of fix?"




Someone else added: "Can you please give people an estimate on how long it will take to get internet back as it is now technically the working day and has been for a couple of hours for some people.

"I am self isolating and there will be other disabled and vulnerable people that need this service ASAP."

Another responded to Sky saying: "Glad you are aware of this! I am a nurse trying to work from home today! Hope that this gets resolved quickly!"

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While someone else commented: "I need to work from home, paying vulnerable students' free college meals money. I desperately need my broadband back!! Help."

But the issue may not be confined to Cornwall with one person reporting problems in Plymouth, Devon and another in Caerphilly, Wales.

The Sun has contacted Sky and we'll update this story as soon as we know more.

Sky upped broadband and TV prices this month – here's how to avoid the hikes.

But it has allowed Sky Sports customers to pause their subscription.

BT Sport meanwhile, has let customers claim back subscription costs.

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Jobless claims double in a week as coronavirus takes toll on US economy

Washington: Almost seven million Americans filed for unemployment insurance last week, setting a new record and stunning forecasters who said the figure was twice as large as they had expected.

Economists now say up to 20 million Americans could lose their jobs in coming months thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, sending the country's unemployment rate to a level not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

US President Donald Trump has presided over a record-setting jump in unemployment.Credit:Bloomberg

The outbreak continues to upend all aspects of American life, including the November presidential election.

The Democratic National Committee announced on Thursday (Friday AEDT) that it would delay its nomination convention from July 13 to August 17.

The convention – at which former vice president Joe Biden is expected to be crowned the party nominee – is now scheduled to be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, just a week before the Republican Party's convention.

An empty parking outside a closed Kohl’s store is shown in Indianapolis, Indiana.Credit:AP

"In our current climate of uncertainty, we believe the smart approach is to take additional time to monitor how this situation unfolds so we can best position our party for a safe and successful convention," Democratic National Convention chief executive Joe Solmonese said in a statement.

Over 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment in the week leading up to March 28, new figures released by the US Bureau of Labor statistics showed.

That was up from 3.3 million jobless claims the previous week, itself a record.

Before the outbreak began, only around 200,000 Americans were filing for unemployment in an average week.

"This is a staggering number," investment banker Steve Rattner told MSNBC.

"This suggests we are well on our way to massive unemployment in this country."

Jason Furman, who served as Barack Obama's top economic adviser, said they were the worst economic results he had ever seen.

In February, the unemployment rate was a half-century low 3.5 per cent. It is now already likely more than 10 per cent and rising.

The true number of workers who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic is likely to be far higher than the 10 million reported over the past fortnight.

Phone lines in hard-hit states such as New York have been swamped and websites have crashed under the strain, meaning many unemployed workers have not been able to file their claims.

Almost 90 per cent of all Americans are now living under some version of a stay-at home-order, bringing vast swathes of the country's economy to a complete halt.

Major department stores such as Macy's and JC Penny announced this week that they were furloughing hundreds of thousands of workers across the country.

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Man with coronavirus spits in train passenger’s face then drops dead

Horrifying video shows a coronavirus-stricken man spit in the face of another traveler in Thailand before boarding a train and dropping dead.

Anan Sahoh, 56, tested positive for the virus after he was discovered dead Tuesday on the train from Bangkok to the southern city of Narathiwat, Metro UK reported.

Before embarking on the journey, Sahoh was seen on surveillance footage spitting on an unidentified man buying tickets at the Bang Sue station in Bangkok, the outlet reported.

He then passed a mandatory temperature check to board the train, where he was seen vomiting and coughing, the outlet reported.

Sahoh later fatally collapsed in front of a toilet when the train reached the Thap Sakae district station, the report said.

Medical personnel performed tests on him that confirmed that he had been positive for COVID-19, the outlet reported.

Thakoon Intrachom, who is the director of Thailand’s State Railway, said they’re now trying to track down the straphanger who was potentially exposed to the man, according to the report.

“We are now worried about a man that was spat at in the security camera footage,” he said. “Initially, we coordinated with the railway police but they have not found him yet. We want to announce that if anyone knows him or if he has heard about the news, then he should please go to the hospital immediately.”

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Why Is My Skin So Dry In Quarantine? A Dermatologist Explains

Your dating life may not be the only thing drying up as we all stay inside to #flattenthecurve. Cue a whole lotta dry skin. In an unofficial poll of my group of galpals, I found a little bit of solace knowing that excessively dry—and sometimes flaky(!)—skin is something a lot are experiencing in quarantine (in addition to perhaps one too many Zoom happy hours).

“Skin is getting dry for a few reasons. When you are inside all day and the heat is on, the humidity in the air diminishes and that translates into less moisturizer for your skin,” says Nava Greenfield, MD, a New York dermatologist and advisor for Belli Skincare.

Dr. Greenfield explains that, usually, going outside and experiencing a change in climate typically helps with stimulating oil glands to produce more moisture, but that’s not something many of us can do at the moment. Pair that with an influx of showering and constant hand-washing, and we’re now stripping away the skin’s natural oils as well as any moisturizer that was applied earlier on in the day.

So, what’s a lady under quarantine to do? For your body, Dr. Greenfield suggests creams or oil-based formulas with hydrating ingredients like jojoba oil, ceramides, cocoa butter, and avocado. “This is usually something you’d have to scoop for a jar or squeeze from a tube, as opposed to lotion which you typically pump.”

For your face, seek out products that are not as heavy, with ingredients including glycerin, hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C and E. “Aim to use these products two to three times more per day than what you would typically do,” she suggests. “Adding in afternoon and late-morning moisturizing in addition to morning and night might be all you need.”

The good news? There is a light at the end of this Netflix-and-WFH tunnel: Clear skin awaits. “I have seen many of my patients break out while in quarantine, but I would not be surprised if faces clear up once the stress is lifted and we are able to go outside again,” says Dr. Greenfield.

Ready to make dry skin a thing of the past? Look no further than these10 editor-tested solutions for your precious skin.

For Face

Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Moisturizing Cream with Bakuchiol Natural Retinol Alternative – 1.8 ounces (Packaging May Vary)Burt’s Beesamazon.com$12.58SHOP NOW

Formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS, or petrolatum, this all-day moisturizer brightens skin and improves firmness. It’s also got Vitamin E and bakuchiol, a natural alternative to retinol.

GOOPGLOW 20% Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Glow Serum goopsephora.com$125.00SHOP NOW

This daily serum uses both 20% Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, which work together to help brighten the appearance of your skin while amping up the hydration factor. Put on your chemist hat and mix together the pure Vitamin C powder with the serum activator, and make sure to use the contents within three months of activation for best results.

Bliss Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Serum – 1 fl ozblisstarget.com$24.99SHOP NOW

We’re all trying to amp up our body’s natural defense mechanisms against infection. Find comfort that this moisturizer has got your skin covered, too. Complete with green tea extract to help reinforce your skin’s natural defenses, this vegan, cruelty-free formula from Bliss will boost your skin’s elasticity while offering up intense hydration.

nature in a jarphilosophyphilosophy.com$49.00SHOP NOW

With prickly pear fruit extract and shea butter, this one sounds like a treat. Another prime ingredient: Cica, otherwise known as tiger grass. Fun fact: Injured tigers often rub against it to help heal their wounds (aka prepare to channel your inner lioness).

Moisture Lock Overnight Masktruebotanicals.com$75.00SHOP NOW

Is there anything more fun than waking up with a fresh face? This overnight mask hydrates, plumps, and smooths with the help of plant-derived hyaluronic acid, mango butter, and squalane.

F-Balm™ Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask Drunk Elephantsephora.com$52.00SHOP NOW

That play on words, though. This balm is meant for evening application, the last step in your turn-down routine. Wear it as an overnight mask, and layer it with a facial oil (try their Virgin Marula) for an extra hydration boost.

Skin Recovery Lotionreneerouleau.com$43.50SHOP NOW

If your skin is super aggravated, this is your new BFF. The combination of bisabol — a soothing plant-based anti-irritant derived from chamomile, and mallow extract — an anti-redness hydrator that gives some TLC to sensitive skin, are complete game-changers.

For Body

Resuscitate Hand Balmterres-dafrique.com$43.00SHOP NOW

Complete with jojoba and baobab oil, this balm prevents the loss of moisture while also penetrating deep into the epidermis to help restore your skin’s natural integrity.

Soothing Hand Cream – Almondweledaweleda.com$10.61SHOP NOW

Made with irritated skin in mind, this almond-oil infused lotion is fast-absorbing. I’ve gone through an entire tube of it within a week’s time in the past, craving the locked-in moisture feeling tapping away on my keyboard all day.

Vitamin B5 Body LotionMALIN and GOETZbloomingdales.com$35.00SHOP NOW

We know that essential fatty acids are a good part of our diet, sure. But they’re also really great for your skin when it comes to long lasting nourishment. This Malin + Goetz pick has avocado and grape seed oil to stave off dryness.

Body Cream HinokiLe Labonordstrom.com$44.00SHOP NOW

If the thick, buttery feel of this body cream doesn’t win you over, the smell will. The hinoki scent of this plant-based body cream, made with shea butter and coconut oil, is inspired by the soothing, fresh scent lingering around the Buddhist temples of Mount Koya in Japan.

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