Recently I have been switching up my skincare routine as my skin was feeling very dry and irritated. I decided to stop using my beloved Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish and the Skin Repair Moisturiser and replaced them with the wonderful Deep Cleansing Milk from Soap & Glory and a sensitive moisturiser from Nivea.
In fact, I intially started to use the Nivea for Men sensitive moisturiser as this is what Dave uses – for my full post about this switch check out Current Skincare Routine.
As soon as I stopped using the iconic Cleanse & Polish from Liz Earle which had been an everyday rediscovery for me over the past year, my skin immediately calmed down and the irritating raised bumps on my forehead disappeared! This made me remember one of the reasons why I steered away from Liz Earle several years ago as for some reason after a while the cleanser starts to irritate my sensitive skin – leaving my skin red and inflamed and with several angry raised bumps.
I still however enjoy using the incredibly soothing and calming Instant Boost Skin Tonic from Liz Earle. I spritz this all over my face morning and night after cleansing with the Deep Cleansing Milk from Soap & Glory. I love the spritzer version of this tonic as I find it is more economical as I use far less tonic than when I use the cotton pad method.
This also contains the soothing botanicals aloe vera, candula, geranium & cucumber which leaves my skin feeling refreshed and does not irritate at all. I will definitely be keeping this cleanser in my routine. Love it.
I have been playing around with various different moisturisers but I was finding that ones with any type of perfume or scent were reacting with and irritating my skin. I had some success with the Nivea for Men sensitive moisturiser so decides to give the regular version a try as these were on offer in Boots recently.
The Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive Skin range has both a thick night cream and a lighter day cream which contains SPF 15.
The sensitive skin range is free from any perfume and contains both licorice extract & grape seed oil. It also claims to not only deeply moisturise but also reduce the signs of sensitive skin; redness, tightness and dryness.
I absolutely love massaging these creams into my skin as I am 100% confident that my skin will not react. Since using these I have also noticed my skin texture and appearance dramatically improve. No more irritated and irritating raised bumps on my forehead, no more red sensitive cheeks and no more spot break outs along my jaw line.
I would wholeheartedly recommend the Nivea Sensitive Skin range of you, like me, have dry sensitive skin. I am now very cautious about trying anything new into my routine as my skin seems to be very sensitive to scented skincare products.
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