When I started my blog (on Tumblr, about 7 years ago!) I focused on nails, partly because I loved a good manicure but more importantly because a blog filled with nails meant that I never had to show my face. I have rosacea, a skin condition that currently has no cure, and it makes me so self-conscious that even now it’s a struggle to take and publish photos. This is my rosacea story, in collaboration with Eau Thermale Avène.

My rosacea story: Avène Anti-Rougeurs cleanser and face mask - skincare for rosacea and sensitive skin.

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Another month, another Skincare Shake Up! I think skincare is one of my favourite things to talk about, I love discovering new products and get really excited knowing I can share them with you. There are some proper gems in this month’s post (hello, new affordable liquid exfoliator!) so let’s get going!

Skincare Shake Up: B. Micellar water (sensitive, rosacea skin)

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Some of you may have noticed that there was no Skincare Shake Up post last month. I ended up extending my holiday in France at the last minute and by the time I got back into London I had missed the beginning of the month change over. I didn’t want to try out products for less than a month because I like to give things a proper test, so I just started my new skincare routine when I got home and tried it out for half of July and all of August instead. And here is that routine in full…

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We’re halfway through the year and I’m not entirely sure how that’s happened. But a new month means a new Skincare Shake Up – here is my full skincare routine for June, including some new goodies that I think you need to know about along with some favourites you may have heard of already.

Skincare routine for rosacea/sensitive skin. Skincare Shake Up June '17: Vichy Slow Age Fluid - Talonted Lex

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A few weeks ago I posted about my finding skincare favourites challenge with Boots UK (read it HERE). In that post I gave a little introduction to my skin and its issues – primarily rosacea and therefore ridiculously sensitive skin – and also showed you the products I would be trying out. I’ve been doing this challenge for about three weeks now, but many of these products are trusted skincare favourites of mine, ones that crop up in so many of my recommendations and ‘favourites’ posts, so you could say this is a bit of a skincare ‘dream team’!

*This is a sponsored post in association with Boots UK.

Moisturisers for rosacea and sensitive skin: I've been finding skincare favourites with Boots

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It’s the beginning of February (stop it) so it’s time for my Skincare Shake Up January 17 edition! I have a very mixed bag this month with some winners and some products that just didn’t work for me. Strap in and prepare yourself for a lot of skincare…

Skincare for sensitive skin and rosacea - Skincare Shake Up January 17

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I’m really enjoying putting together these ‘5 Best…’ blog posts. I love trying new skincare and finding things that my skin not only tolerates, but truly loves. And if you find something that’s a total bargain as well, that’s just the icing on the cake! I’d love to hear your recommendations, so once you’ve read about my picks of the 5 best budget face masks for sensitive skin, please leave a comment with your faves below! I love trying your recommendations and I hope you all find new favourites in the posts and comments.

5 best budget face masks for sensitive- and rosacea-prone skin

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