Skincare Shake Up January
Welcome to Skincare Shake Up January – a series I started last month (if you’d like to read the skincare I was using previously to this have a nosey HERE).
May has come to a close and I’m not going to give you the usual schpiel about the month going ridiculously quickly (but seriously…) Do you want to see the products that I have loved and used constantly this month? Course you do.
I feel quite proud of myself when I manage to finish a product. I have so many products on the go that it’s a small miracle that I ever finish anything! Some of these have been waiting for a mini review for a while but let’s dive into the empty product bag and see what I thought.
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I mentioned in my Dermalex review post that I have recently rehauled my skincare regime and have seen great results. Dermalex really helped with controlling my rosacea flare ups and redness but this product is what has helped with everything else.
When I researched Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair before buying it, everybody raved about it’s magical properties but they also made sure that I was under no illusions that it was a instant miracle product. I don’t trust skin care products that promise an instant change – a true, positive change to your skin care regime takes time and patience.
I have been using this serum for about a month and the changes were so subtle that I didn’t even notice them happening.
All of a sudden I realised that my skin was better than it’s ever been: the tone is more even, the dry patches on my cheeks are gone, my skin looks more luminous, smoother and plumped up. If I sound like I’m raving…I am. This stuff is my new ‘can’t live without’ product. As you can see from the pictures, I even got a mini version from eBay so that I can still have it with me on holiday! This product is an investment – by which I mean it’s fairly expensive. It’s £70 for 50ml from Boots. But I only use half a pipette per day so it will last me ages. Plus, from what it does to my face, I don’t begrudge paying it!
You can buy it HERE.
As I described in my last blog post, my rosacea is largely under control at the moment. I have altered my diet, habits and reactions to stress to accommodate it.
However, even when I’m not having a flare up, my skin is always red. This is partly due to my natural complexion but also down to the broken veins that come part and parcel with rosacea. Every time you flush, veins break in your face and these cannot be healed (they can be removed with scary lasers which I have accepted I will have to do at some point in the future).
Therefore I am on a constant quest to find cosmetics that 1) cover my redness without 2) aggravating my rosacea. This is a lot trickier than it sounds. Hopefully the following advice/tips will be helpful to anyone with rosacea or sensitive skin.