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I recently turned 40

Hello, I turned 40 back in December and I really need to change my skincare routine. I have dry skin, rosacea, my skin just doesn't glow. Unfortunately I don't have the financial means to buy fancy expensive brands. I've been looking into The Ordinary and find it all interesting but, overwhelming. I don't know where to start! What are the 5-6 best products I should be trying, and what order should I be applying these items? I also need an SPF recommendation, please!



Re: I recently turned 40

Hi there. Iโ€™m very pale, with dry/dehydrated, sensitive skin with rosacea and #Caudalie has been a god send for me. I use the Brightening line (cleanser, serum, milk moisturizer for day and cream for night). It has drastically reduced my redness, evened my skin tone and helps with fine lines. Note: I use Tretanoin (Retin A) twice a week - mix it into my night cream to really help with my more deeper wrinkles

Re: I recently turned 40

LaRoche Posay has their gentle hydrating cleanser, a huge bottle for $15. Itโ€™s been my favorite cleanser for my dry skin and doesnโ€™t over strip or flare up my rosacea. A great bang for your buck. Iโ€™ve also liked The INKEY List Oat Cleansing Balm 5 oz/ 150 mL . Another affordable non-drying cleanser, but this one is a balm and thicker...great for dissolving makeup at the end of the day.


E.L.F. has a great affordable happy hydration moisturizer with niacinamide in it that has worked as a night moisturizer for me as well. 

both the inkey list and the ordinary are great affordable lines at Sephora with no fragrance (fragrance and dry sensitive skin isnโ€™t the best combo) and a great place to start to build your routine. You want to keep it simple. You really only need a cleanser, retinol, moisturizer, and SPF. And maybe 2-3 times a week a chemical exfoliate like AHA or BHA. Retinol does wonders for skin texture and redness for me, you just want to make sure to follow it with moisturizer.



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