How Avène Thermal Spring Water Keeps My Skin Under Control

When you think of a facial mist, what springs to mind? Besides the way it cools the skin, keeps your makeup in place and provides a quick refresh during those scorching summer days – the defining factor of a facial mist for me personally, and of course, I’m referring to Avène’s Thermal Spring Water in this case, is the way it calms my redness and soothes the inflammation.

I’m very open about my mild form of rosacea that occurs on my nose and cheeks area. It flares up when you least expect it and is super uncomfortable; it itches, sometimes burns and gives your skin a hot, uneasy feeling.

I use lots of facial products to ‘tame’ it but nothing works as quickly and effectively as the Avène Thermal Spring Water.

I’ve used this spray for years so I’m no stranger to this miracle worker and now find it difficult to not incorporate it into my daily life. Having started a rigorous gym regime two months ago, (I do up to five sessions a week) meant that I needed a quick fix to perk up my skin but keep it under control.

 

My Top 5 Tips for Avène’s Thermal Spring Water

1. Don’t be reluctant to use the spray after an intense workout – it’s safe to use on your face as well as your body. It cools your skin down and refreshes it within seconds. Hold the mist 15-20cm away from the area and spritz away.

2.  Avène’s Thermal Spring Water is available in three different sizes: 50ml, 150ml and 300ml. I always keep one in my handbag (ideal for traveling, especially when flying), the medium size one in my gymbag (we all know why) and one next to my bed as my skin likes to go red sometimes before I go to bed.

3. It’s brilliant to cool down your body temperature after a hot shower! Ever since I’ve started working out, my body battles to get back to its normal temperature and when I apply makeup, little beads of sweat would form. The Avène Thermal Spring Water prevents this and keeps your skin under control.

4. Feel free to use the spray on babies and small children. It’s completely safe and suits even the most sensitive skin types.

5. Try the Avène Thermal Spring Water on your scalp too. It works wonders on sunburn and soothes it profusely, without making your hair look or feel dirty.

 

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(Clicks also has a great promo happening at the moment: Buy any 3 Eau Thermale Avène products and only pay for 2. Offer valid in-store and online until 21 March 2019, while stocks last.)

*This article is sponsored by Eau Thermale Avène.

Now, I want to hear from you! Have you tried Avène’s Thermal Spring Water before? How has it benefited your skin?

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YES, the Foreo LUNA™ 2 is Worth The Hype!

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Two months ago, the incredible Dermastore team sent me my very own Foreo LUNA™ 2 for Normal Skin (that’s the pink one) to test out and I have been so impressed with the results. After my trip to Zanzibar (end of September 2018), my complexion appeared all tanned and glowy but if you looked closely, the top layer of my skin felt dry, rough and flakey. I noticed my regular facial products weren’t penetrating my skin properly.

My pores appeared bigger, regardless of how much primer I used, and my foundation, well, instead of providing the usual natural finish, just looked uneven. Worst of all, it just looked obvious that I was wearing makeup and that’s a huge pet peeve of mine. I tried various masks, exfoliators, you name it – but nothing could do the trick. My only hope was the LUNA™ 2 and it exceeded my expectations tremendously.


How to use the device:

  1. Make sure the LUNA™ 2 is fully charged (you will receive all this equipment in the box).

  2. Apply your cleanser all over your skin. Even the most gentle cleansers work effectively in conjunction with the LUNA™ 2.

  3. Wet the LUNA™ 2 (don’t be shy) and use the + and – buttons on the device to control the speed.

  4. Using the side containing the bristles, apply the device in circular motions to your skin for one minute only.

  5. Rinse any excess cleanser off.

  6. Apply your usual skincare products (eg. moisturiser, serum, etc.)

  7. Flip the LUNA™ 2 around to use the Anti-Ageing Mode and use this to massage your skincare products into the skin for another minute. Focus on areas of concern that have fine lines and wrinkles. This will help with skincare product absorption and stimulate the skin.

  8. And there you have it! Glowing, smooth skin. Don’t forget to rinse your LUNA™ 2 with warm water, leave in a cool place to dry and charge it when you can.

Click here to see a tutorial on how to use it.

28 September 2018 :  My skin felt dry, flakey and rough. Redness was also an issue.

28 September 2018:
My skin felt dry, flakey and rough. Redness was also an issue.

29 October 2018 :  After a month, my glow had finally come back! My skin felt smoother, my skincare products absorbed easily and I barely felt the need to wear makeup. Quite a dramatic change, right?

29 October 2018:
After a month, my glow had finally come back! My skin felt smoother, my skincare products absorbed easily and I barely felt the need to wear makeup. Quite a dramatic change, right?

1 December 2018 : My present day skin which is smooth, hydrated and all round flawless, even though I’ve been incredibly stressed lately. The LUNA™ 2 is a lifesaver!

1 December 2018: My present day skin which is smooth, hydrated and all round flawless, even though I’ve been incredibly stressed lately. The LUNA™ 2 is a lifesaver!

I’ve compiled a list of FAQs regarding the fabulous Foreo LUNA™ 2


1. What does the LUNA™ 2 actually do?

What can’t the LUNA™ 2 do? It eliminates 98.5% of excess oil and dirt, using the latest T-Sonic™ Technology. It thoroughly cleanses your skin and removes makeup effectively. It doesn’t take up a lot of room and is the perfect traveling companion to ensure your skin always feels and looks its best. After only 2-3 uses, you’ll notice that your foundation applies better – all due to better product absorption because of the LUNA™ 2. It’s also safe to use on your neck area, not just your face.

2. Does the LUNA™ 2 work well with all skincare products? Are there any products I need to use/stay away from?

The LUNA™ 2 works well with anything. Any cleanser is effective, but try stay away from ones that are abrasive. I recommend using a foaming cream cleanser with it, like the new La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar or SkinCeuticals Replenishing Cleanser Cream.


3. Is it best to use it in the morning/evening? Can I use it twice a day or is it too stimulating/overwhelming for the skin?

You can use it twice a day and it won't over-stimulate or anything. Although, I’ve incorporated mine into my nighttime cleansing routine before I go to sleep. The more you use it, the more your skin gets used to it and you’ll soon see what your skin needs.

4. What different devices are there?

There’s quite a variety! I am using the one for Normal Skin, but there’s a device for sensitive skin, men, combination skin, oily skin and there are mini devices too.

Click here to see all of them.

5. How much is it? And where can I buy it?

It’s R3400 and you can purchase it from Dermastore. Their delivery service is impeccable. You won’t be disappointed!

MY PERSONAL TIP:
A lot of you that follow me on social media would know that I’ve experienced Dermaplaning twice before. I am sure this contributed to the smoothness of my skin but do believe that using the LUNA™ 2 each day for the past two months religiously has made my skin look better than ever before.

*This article is sponsored by Dermastore.