Beauty,  Skincare

Serious skincare with Eau Thermale Avène

If you don’t have problematic skin, you’ve probably never given much thought to the difference between sensitive and intolerant or allergic skin.

For those who have suffered or are currently suffering with skin issues, knowing the difference is the key to healing your skin quickly and effectively.

Below is a table that Eau Thermale Avène sent to me. It does a good job at deciphering the differences between the two skin types. The French pharmacy brand prides itself in being an expert in repairing and protecting compromised skin.

Most skin complaints can be traced back to a poor skin barrier, and Eau Thermale Avène has many products designed specifically to target damaged skin. All of the products contain the special spring water, sourced from the small village of the same name. The water has wonderful skin repairing and protecting properties thanks to it being bacteriologically pure, low mineral content and high amounts of trace elements. It also contains a unique active, aqua dolomaine, which is an ancient mircoflora that is incredible beneficial to damaged skin.

I don’t have particularly difficult skin, but it is prone to dryness in the cooler months, and I’ve been using these 3 products to keep my skin happy and healthy the last few months. If you have dry or sensitive skin, you won’t be disappointed with the results these products provide.

XeraCalm AD Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil (R249.95) is a wonderful daily cleanser, and leaves the skin soft and smooth.

XeraCalm AD Lipid-Replenishing Balm (R319.95) might be on the pricier side for a body balm, but goodness me, it is incredible and worth every cent IMHO.  It absorbs well, and while it doesn’t leave any residue, your skin feels instantly protected and soothed.

Cicalfate Cream (R199.95) isn’t a product I need to use all that often, but for those very dry itchy patches that appear every now and again, this is a miracle worker!

You’ll find the brand at most Dischem and Clicks stores nationwide, as well as both of their online stores.