My Rosacea Story with Eau Thermale Avène

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017 0

Introducing two new launches from the Antirougers collection

Having just returned from a weekend away in Paris, I am reminded more than ever of how incredible their French pharmacy brands are.

Pharmacies are ten to the dozen in France and host to a selection of affordable and reliable skincare brands. Luckily lots are now readily available in the UK, and one of my favourites is Avène.

Avène are known for their soothing, calming skincare and especially favoured by those with skin sensitivity. They do a thorough job (cleansers, for example, will remove even my layers of make-up) and retain a gentle approach. This month, I’ve been using some of their new launches made especially for red and rosacea prone skin.

I’m not someone that hugely suffers from spots but my constant skin concern is rosacea. My cheeks and t-zone can become inflamed and red, lasting anywhere from hours to days, and even on better days my skin always looks rosy. 

For me, a rosacea flare up can be anywhere from a slight flush…

Avene Antirougers Skincare

…to total, angry redness.

Avene Antirougers Skincare

Here’s how I’ve been getting on with my new skincare additions…

Antirouguers Refreshing Cleansing Lotion, £10.50 from Boots: http://www.boots.com/avene-antirougeurs-clean-cleanser-200ml-10237658

One of the most important steps for me in alleviating my redness is using the right cleanser. My skin looks even more red when it is dry, so I like to use hydrating formulas like oil or cream to prevent any tightness and in turn ease my redness. Previously I’ve used the Gentle Milk Cleanser which worked well for me with it’s rich, creamy texture. This feels like a moisturising ritual as it cleanses and removes make-up. Recently, I switched to the new Antirouguers Cleansing Lotion and found all of the same benefits but with a soothing quality added. Though creamy in texture, this also has the cooling sensation of a gel, providing an instant anti-dote to redness. When you suffer from rosacea there is no magic wand as such to counteract a bad flare up, but continued use of this will help to calm irritated skin. The scent is subtle with a clean, fresh quality, reducing any risk of irritation.

Avene Antirougers Skincare

Antirouguers Soothing Mask, £12.37 from Boots:  http://www.boots.com/avene-antirougeurs-calm-mask-50ml-10237659 

With equally cooling qualities, a more instant remedy from the range is the Antirouguers Soothing Mask. Though prevention is better than cure with rosacea (for me, prevention is watching my sugar intake and resisting that third glass of wine), when you wake up looking flustered this is a quick way to calm things down. A light, cooling gel, this mint green formula glides onto the skin and absorbs quickly. In the morning, apply a thick layer before you eat your breakfast and by the time you’re done you’ll see an impact. Designed to work in 10 minutes, this can be an ideal early day solution that you simply tissue away. By night, however, why stop there? I am a firm believer in making the most of my skincare and if I can sleep in it, I will. On occasion, I’ll apply a soft layer all over and leave it to work all night. Nothing in this formula will harm my skin with prolonged use, and by morning I find that my skin is hydrated and calm.

Avene Antirougers Skincare

Having always been prone to redness, I’ve tried so many different remedies. What I love about the Avène range is that it rivals luxury competitors but it is priced so favourably. If you’re searching for a skincare redness remedy that can make a difference and won’t break the bank, this is the one for you.

How would you like to win the brand-new additions to the Avène Antirougers range and try them for yourself? Join me on Instagram @MixedGemsBeauty and upload a photo sharing your personal rosacea journey using the hashtag #MyRosaceaStory. I’ll choose a winner at random to win them. Your photo can be anything, from a selection of your favourite skincare products to your own before and after, but I would love for you to share your own experiences in your caption. I’ll choose a winner on 26/11/17 GMT 8pm.

Avene Antirougers Skincare

As always I’d love to hear your thoughts – tweet me @MixedGemsBeauty if you’ve tried the range and let me know how you got on.

Avène’s Antirougeurs range is now available at www.boots.com/avene.

This blog post was sponsored by Avène. 

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