The right face cream?(7 Posts)
I've been sick with various autoimmune illnesses for the last 18 months. Really unwell and bed bound for most of it.
In that time my skin has gone to pot and I don't know what to do about it.
I look haggard, black circles under eyes, dry patches but overall I look aged and sick. Up until I got sick I looked young for my age and had good skin that I never really had to do very much with.
Can anyone recommend a routine, creams that worth and are not hugely expensive as I'm still out of work
Also diet is good and I drink loads of water everyday and no caffeine.
Sorry you’ve been so ill, hope you’re getting better now.
The Superdrug vitamin E and naturallly radiant ranges are really good products and great value for money, often on 2 for 3 offers. I really like the vit e hot cloth cleanser, vit e skin oil and eye cream.
Sounds like you need a lot of hydration so would definitely try an oil at night and maybe a serum and moisturiser in the morning. And maybe something with vitamin c to brighten your complexion. I like the Superfacialist Vitamin C brighten glow boost skin serum. Think it’s about 15 pounds though so not cheap. It’s sometimes on offer in Boots so maybe keep an eye out for discounts.
Hope that helps a bit!
If you're up to it, go for a walk every day. It will do more for you than any cream. Do five minutes, then ten, and so on.
Nivea soft is good moisturiser.
All the best, and hope you feel better soon.
I would approach your skin gently,clean and moisturise regularly and add more products if needed at later stage.
For cleansing try La Roche Possay Toleriane cleanser and Bioderma Miscellar Water.
I currently use Bioderma serum and then a light moisturiser on the top and I really like them. They are not heavy and moisturise well.
Escentuals.com does a 30% off French pharmacy skincare every few months, so you could wait for the next event and order from them or you could try to see if your local pharmacy or Boots are doing any offers on French skincare.
You could use the serum and then tinted moisturiser or BB cream to even out your skin tone and dabb some concealer for under eye circles. Add some tinted lip balm to brighten up your face. I like Burt's Bees tinted balms. They look natural and moisturise well.
I use Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser, however that's a pricey option. Maybe you could check out No7 at Boots to see if you can find one that suits your skin or try out BB creams available on High Street to see if there are any that you like.
Maybellline Fit Me concealer is quite good for under eye circles, I just use my fingers to dabb it on my under eye circles.
If you have time and energy, moisturising mask a couple of weeks would help with adding some extra moisture to your skin.
If the above options are too pricey at the moment, Superdrug as suggested by Welshcake has some great products in their own brand.
Thank you for the suggestions! I will give them a go.
It is lovely to be able to get out and get some fresh air under my own steam. I live by the sea so even a short walk on the beach does the heart good
I've just started using Astral. So cheap and feels really moisturising.
Hi OP, if you are interested I would be happy to decant some of the products I recommended and send them your way to try before you buy anything. PM me if of interest.
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