Having sensitive skin whilst the seasons are changing can be awkward, certainly I find that I have to be extra careful with the active ingredients in skincare when the weather is at its least predictable. Still being ill with a cough really isn’t helping, either. My skin has been on the verge of being really reactive this week (I can usually tell as tiny bumps start appearing on my temples), so I’ve swapped my routines around a bit, to be a bit kinder to my skin.
I have dropped the acids from my daytime routines and I’m now only using them a couple of times a week – at night. This gives my skin time to recover from using them whilst I sleep, and stops my skin getting irritated by the weather so much during the day. I’m going to avoid using glycolic all over for a while until my skin settles down again.
In other news, I’ve re-introduced one of my all-time favourite skincare brands back into my routine – namely Kate Somerville. I’m so happy to have Goat Cream (you can see it in my Thursday PM pic above) back in my routine. It’s gentle and soothing, and thanks to the lactic acid, it’s also ever so slightly exfoliating. I’ve been using the Pixi Skintreats Glow Peel Pads to exfoliate my chin separately, however, as I have a semi-permanent build up of sebum there, and I’m hoping the 20% glycolic on those pads will help deal with that.
Now, if only these things helped with cold sores …
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