My Skin-Saving Power Duo

November 11, 2013

From time to time, my skin would react to one thing or another, and recovery takes time.  As I age, the rate of recovery seems to have slowed, and yet my lifestyle is quickening.  Who has time to stay home and await for better skin days?

Very recently, I was given this tube of Nuxe Masque Crème Fraîche to review.  It is a pity I never got around to writing a full review, because this little genie is instant SOS for irritated skin.  It has a light milky texture with a marvelous floral scent that relaxes, dissipating all those anxiety and frustrations that bad skin often brings up.  It is incredibly gentle, soothing all discomforts, never stinging.  I massage it all over the face, including the eye area, leave it for 10-15minutes, and then blot off the excess.  Instantly, any redness is greatly reduced, and my skin feels plumper.

To seal and boost the recovery process, I apply my favorite La Mer Moisturizing Gel Cream.  Ever since I discovered La Mer (read about it here), the Creme de La Mer has always been in my stash.  The original cream soothed my wind-burnt and severely dehydrated skin from weekend ski trips in the US.  When I moved back to Asia, I turned first to the lotion and then the gel-cream.  The latter feels slightly cooling when applied, and is absorbed rapidly, going to work to soothe, heal, moisturize and restore.

With these 2 power duo combined, my skin is much better overnight.  It still takes some time for full recovery, but it now takes 3-4 days instead of a week.

What is your favorite skin-saving tip?