How I Rescued my Skin Complexion at age 40

face cream | eye cream | exfoliator | tinted moisturizer | water bottle

Let’s start with the mistakes I’ve made.

1- I didn’t take skincare seriously
2- I didn’t drink enough water
3- As a child I didn’t use enough SPF protection

Something was not right about my skincare routine, and then Rosacea happened.

Was it stressed? Was it products with not the right ingredients? I was using products that I thought were good (and they were expensive too), but they were not the right products for me.

After a couple of months of trial and errors I found the products that helped me.

First, exfoliation is SUPER DUPER important, in my case a gentle exfoliation twice a week works. Second, the right cleanser, I cannot use soap based cleansers, they dry my skin. Third, Moisturizing… My skin was in such a sensitive stage that I had red bumps not pimples… red bumps. It was horrible and my face felt warm and hot all the time. Dr. Weil for Origins night cream and serum took care of that in a few days my skin felt better, two weeks later it was better than what it was even before the rosacea crash. Fourth, I have been using Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer as my foundation and it has worked great, I like the natural complexion and it does not feel heavy at all and it has SPF protection.

Food… I have always been able to eat everything I like and I really haven’t stopped, but I did start making better choices. There are some foods that trigger rosacea and that will have an impact in your skin. I avoid acidic foods or eat them less frequently. I read a while ago something about restoring the alkaline balance in your body, making these food choices have made a big difference.

Water, water, water or tea – 6-8 glasses everyday! it is the easiest change to make and it has improve my skin a lot!

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