cleo
4 months ago

Hello from Cleo

I am in the "mature" age bracket, I live in NZ where the weather can be hot or cold during the year. I am active, walk everyday, eat pretty healthy. I try to keep to an anti-inflammatory diet as I suffer from rosacea and have done for many years. I have it pretty much under control these days. I have also had acne and sensitive skin. I have always loved makeup, and still do.

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Hello Cleo! Very excited that you are joining us from NZ. I love your country ❤️🥝 😊

I've just taken a quick look at your routine. I am wondering if it might be a good idea to switch to a lower percentage of niacinamide - 4-5% should be enough, and might be gentler on your skin. Not sure if this product available in NZ, but it's a very good option: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/numbuzin-no-3-skin-softening-serum It combines niacinamide and great humectants, without risky irritants.

Could you share a bit more about your diet? What do you avoid and what's encouraged?

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Hi Maria, Thank you for your reply and suggestion about niacinamide. The product you suggested isn't available in NZ. I could get it from Amazon but very pricey as the NZD is very low at the moment. I will look for another option. In the meantime I will dilute with my moisturiser.

I try to keep my diet to things such as oats, berries, green leafy veges, salmon, nuts, avo, olive oil, kombucha and kefir. I am not too too strict thought. I have red meat about twice a week and the odd chocolate treat. I have found my rosacea triggers as far as food goes, to be alcohol,

orange juice and spicy foods. Too many refined carbs or sugar are bad too.

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