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I love thisworks. I have had insomnia since I was a teenager and I’ve been making a big effort to fix my sleeping pattern recently. The deep sleep pillow spray has definitely helped me drift off. It’s nice to set a routine at bed time, to train yourself to fall asleep at bedtime. This pillow spray is a good product to add to your routine.

Conversely, I’ve found if I’m a little tired at work, breathing in some of the energy bank roll-on perks me up and can be used as perfume!

Have a look at some of their other products here.

Anatomicals

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Anatomicals is one of my favourite brands. Not only does it smell AMAZING, but it also actually works. My dry skin is a lot better since using the jet set saviour body lotion.

You can find the brand on ASOS or Ulta Beauty.

Rosacea Supplements

I’ve been trying different combinations of supplements to see the effects they have on my rosacea and general health and I think I’ve finally found my favourites. Do check with your doctor first if you are worried about the suitability of these supplements.

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Vitamin D

Since taking high dose vitamin D spray, I have REALLY noticed a difference. I used to get bugs and colds almost everything month. It has now been a year without having a cold. I am absolutely amazed, as I’ve never known life like this. I currently have my first cold in year, but it is nowhere near as bad as I used to get it. I would be in bed for a week in severe pain. Now I’ve just got a bit of a snuffle and headache. It’s crazy. I fully believe it is the DLux Spray I’ve been using. I go out for regular walks in the sun and take vitamins, but this spray absorbs faster into your bloodstream and gives you a higher dose.

Quercetin

For some people, the reason they flush is because of allergies and their Mast Cells reacting excessively to things. I have a lot of allergies and hypermobilty syndrome, so I think I may be experiencing this in a mild way. I have been prescribed strong antihistamines, but they make me drowsy, so I really wanted to find an alternative. There are many natural antihistamines and one which is very effective for rosacea sufferers is Quercetin. Quercetin is a naturally occurring bioflavonoid which can be found in apples and onions. I find taking a very small amount really helps stop flushing. I can’t tolerate a lot, as it brings on my vertigo.

Spirulina and Chlorella

Spirulina is good for a lot of reasons. It is a good source of iron, rich in protein, supports the immune system and is one of the best sources of iodine. It is also a natural antihistamine, so can be a good alternative to quercetin. Chlorella can boost the friendly bacteria in the gut which can be connected to rosacea.

 

These supplements definitely help me to feel and look good, but do check with your doctor of pharmacist before taking anything new.

Rosacea Toolkit

For as long as I can remember I’ve had trouble with my skin. It’s very inconsistent, so people never believe that I have problems with it. It’s either very good, or having an episode of flushing and breaking out.

I was diagnosed with mild rosacea last year and I like to think I do a pretty good job of managing it and stopping it for developing. I’m currently in ‘remission’ and I put it down to a few things, one of them being my beauty regime.

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Fans!

People often laugh at me and all my fans. I have hand fans for on the move and desk fans for when I’m at home or in an office. My rosacea is always sudden hot flushes, so if I can keep cool, I can hopefully stop the flushing.

Face Mists

I am a big fan of face mists, for their cooling and soothing effects. My favourites are Avène Thermal Water because it really cools my face down quickly and Trilogy Mist Toner, as it keeps my face moisturised. I also use the Clinque Moisture Surge Face Spray.

Moisturisers

In the daytime, I like a light moisturiser to wear under my make up. Clinque Moisture Surge is a firm favourite of mine. It has a light consistency and soaks in very fast, whilst being very moisturising.

In the evening I like to use a slightly richer moisturiser. I love Trilogy Vital Moisturising Cream. It’s not too rich but offers a deep moisturising quality. I always wake up with a lovely glow after using it.

Trilogy Rosehip Oil

This oil is a miracle oil. If I’ve had a really bad flair up and my skin has gone very dry, this sorts it out almost instantly. Combining nourishing essential fatty acids with super antioxidants, lycopene and phytosterol, it is deeply moisturising while helping to protect against environmental free radical damage. I also like to use it on an acne marks and other scars.

The first step to dealing with Rosacea is trying to work out your triggers. I find that spicy food, fermented foods, wine, dry heaters and stress are mine. Sometime though, you just have a random flush, so it’s great to get your toolkit ready!

I also find some supplements really helpful with preventing rosacea which are a key part of my toolkit. Have a look here.

L’Oréal Infallible Total Cover Review

When I saw there was a new foundation out which claimed to be able to cover just about anything, I was a bit skeptical. Often I find that even my favourite foundations still let a bit of rosacea peek through or make you look like a clown. This one is different.

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I popped to Boots to buy the foundation and I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was 3 for 2 on the range… and you got a free blender!

Palette

The concealer palette is now a new favourite of mine. In the past I’ve tried  primers with yellows and greens in to neutralise redness and they’ve either, made me look ill or dried my skin out. The green in this palette is very creamy and blends into the skin easily, so it’s not like a thick layer on your face.

The main thing which impressed me was the blue section, to help cover dark circles. I’ve never found anything which covers up dark circles as well as this. Often, under eye concealers can fall in the creases too much. This is lightweight, so it doesn’t do that.

Foundation

I expected the foundation to be VERY heavy looking and feeling to be able to cover up my rosacea and acne marks. It really isn’t. It is surprisingly lightweight and natural looking but completely covers my blotches. I didn’t even need to apply concealer to my redder areas-which is new to me.

I also think the porcelain colour is better than standard porcelain. I often look washed out if I use porcelain, but anything darker is too dark. This has got a bit more of a warm tone to it, so it looks natural and makes your face look healthy.

Fixing Mist

The fixing mist is great for keeping the make up exactly how you left it in the morning, without drying your skin out.

I highly recommend trying this, if you too suffer with rosacea or redness. Much more affordable than a lot of the high coverage brands and not as cakey!

Have a look at their range here.

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