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sensitive rosacea skin: my nighttime skincare routine

sensitive rosacea skin: my nighttime skincare routine

sensitive rosacea skin: my nighttime skincare routine

sensitive rosacea skin: my nighttime skincare routine

I'm writing this post on another snowy Scottish morning! I have no idea if the post is going to come today, but our local supermarket was able to get deliveries again this morning, so that's a good thing! This has been my first experience of a snowstorm in a rural community, and I had no idea how long it can take for the country backroads to get cleared. Thank you to all the snow plowers!

If you fancy having a peek at my nighttime skincare routine, grab a cup of coffee and have a read...

My nighttime skincare routine

For those of you who don't know, my skin is sensitive. It's dehydrated in places (forehead) and oily in others. It basically can't make up its mind about what it wants to be. I also have rosacea, although it's pretty well in remission right now, which is awesome.

Step 1: Serum

After cleansing in the shower, I go in with a couple drops (less than a dime-sized amount) of the Glossier Super Pure. You can read my in-depth review of this serum here if you're interested!

Step 2: Eye cream

I have been loving this Eye Contour Cream from Cocunat*, a cruelty- and toxic-free brand from Barcelona (in-depth review here). This has caffeine and hyaluronic acid and it's super hydrating and tightening. I've noticed a reduction in my fine lines after more than a month of using this. Also, it's not too heavy, which is super important to me--if an eye cream is too nourishing, I find my under-eye area gets congested and puffy. This offering from Cocunat strikes the right balance between lightness and hydration.

Step 3: Oil/Retinol

I have raved about the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil before--and I'm still loving it. I use this in kind of a weird way, though: I only use it on my forehead, chin, perimeter of my face, and down my neck. I don't use it on my cheeks, nose, or birthmark area. This is because these areas are affected by my rosacea, which I've learned doesn't react well to retinol. The rest of my face, however, LOVES the Luna oil--so I'm never ever ever gonna quit it. It's one of the only things that's actually made a noticeable difference to fine lines on my forehead. It also doesn't break me out and actually helps any acne that's cropped up.

Step 4: Moisturiser

I've also been a long-time user of the Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, which I love for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it's super hydrating without being heavy or congesting. Secondly, it's got some sort of fruit enzymes in it, which my skin absolutely loves for their glow-giving properties.

Step 5: Slather on that lip mask

After I finished my beloved Clinique lip mask, I decided to try something new because I am a total lip mask floozy. I'm currently working my way through the Laneige Sleeping Lip Mask, but I'm honestly not sold. I think I'm gonna switch back to my Clinique soon!

I find that this whole routine helps my skin look less red, hydrated but not congested, and super glowy. What's your nighttime skincare routine?

*Provided as a press sample with no obligation to review.



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