Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Skincare for acne rosacea | Part II

Earlier on this summer I blogged about a few of my favourite products for rosacea or redness-prone skin. I have since had a million and one samples sent to me for review, tailored for conditions such as mine. Though it can be hard to tell what works and what doesn't, it's also true different products will work for different people. Did you know for example, rosacea sufferers have faster cell-replacement than your average person?

Here are a few of the ones I've been using lately. If you have a complexion similar to mine (fair, easily redened, prone to flushing, stress outbreaks and oil... the list goes on...) this may suit you.

1. This is my favourite new cleansing wash and my replacement for the micellar water I reviewed in my last skincare post. It's light, smells lovely, and doesn't 'stick' to you face in the same way that a gel or cream would. It's the closest you can get to simple soap and water, utterly fuss free, and doesn't dry your skin out. It's my go-to for fuss-free make up removal, or to wake me up first thing in the morning.

2. As rosacea sufferers have a rapid cell rejuvenation cycle, that can be one reason why pores are trapped with dead cells more often. My skin is especially 'cloggy', which has in the past tempted me with heavy duty exfoliating scrubs - which, like if you wash your hair too much, can overstimulate your oil glands. Jeez, such a faff! This Neutrogena scrub smells incredible. I would eat the stuff if I could. Plus, the beads are big enough to feel gently on your face, so you can decide how much to work your skin. Lush!

3. If you can bear the whiff of this Dermalex product you may find this is an exceptional alternative to those green tinted primers that some make up counters offer. The cream is thick in consistency and a minty green colour which automatically reduces redness. Out of the three, this was probably my least favourite as the smell did put me off, but I did see visible differences in colour, if not my spots, after a couple of uses.

So there you have it folks, a few of my current faves. There is no better advice than to drink a million cups of water a day, and sleep of course means more time for your natural barrier to heal itself. I know I've asked you lots on this blog to share your skin woes, but I'd be interested to hear if there are any products you've tried lately that seem to have done the trick?


  1. Is the Neutrogena the same as the one they do in the orange packaging but in new "green"?

  2. My skintype sounds quite similar to yours. The Clean & Clear face wash is on my list of products to try but I still haven't found it for sale anywhere yet! x

  3. Our skin types sound so similar so I can't thank you enough for doing this post! I'm going to be trying everything! :') xoxo

  4. Oh and I forgot to say, I don't know if you've tried it but I love the Clinique Dramatically Different moisturising gel. I have red, oily skin and found it difficult to find moisturisers that wouldn't make my skin redder or oilier. I'll never use another moisturiser now I've used this one :) xoxo

  5. I love a good exfoliator, my current favourite is St Ives Apricot Scrub, it leaves my skin glowing!

    Maria xxx


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