Recently, I’ve been having a nasty allergy flare up. Not being able to pin point the cause, I’ve just been managing the aftermath.
I have been developing dry, almost scaly patches of skin on my cheek near my nose on both sides, no matter how much exfoliation or primer I put on, or foundation I use, by lunch time, the product has clung to the dry flaky patch making my foundation look sloppy and less than perfect.
Since I have reverted back to flannel washing, my skin has really smoothed out and the flakes aren’t quite as bad, but still there. No amount of facial oil, 8hr cream or moisturiser has shifted it.
On a daily basis, I am smothering my dry skin in Avene’s extremely rich compensating cream to sooth and replenish the damage done by the allergy flare up and hopefully rid myself of the dry patches.
I apply a generous layer of this product before bed, allowing it to sit on the skin a little and really soak in and work it’s magic. By morning time, my skin does feel more refreshed and plump. Before applying make up, I usually apply an extra dot of cream on the offending areas and leave it while I’m getting ready. I feel like it’s helping my make up last that little bit longer by keeping the patches moist.
The extremely rich compensating cream is soothing and very gentle on sensitive, damaged skin and when you apply it it feels as though it’s working straight away without being heavy and cloying.
I’m not too sure how this would work with oil skin, but for dry and combination skin, I think this is something that you should keep in the bathroom for skin emergencies when you need some extra TLC.
You can buy the Avene Rich Compensating Cream from Escentual.com for £14.85 and that looks to be the best priced retailer at present.
Do let me know if you find it cheaper elsewhere – I need to buy more!