A Busy Mum’s Avène Routine for Sensitive, Combination Skin

Avène Routine for Sensitive, Combination SkinAvène Routine for Sensitive, Combination Skin

I'm a busy mum who needs to work and take care of my non-stop 2.5 year old daughter, so I’m really time poor. 

My skincare routine needs to be very effective and simple.

On top of this, I need to use skincare products for sensitive, combination skin, as I'm prone to redness and irritation.

Here are just a few reasons I love this Avène skincare routine for sensitive, combination skin:

  • It is intensively hydrating.

  • It soothes my redness and sensitive skin with their key ingredient: Thermal Spring Water.

  • It is also time saving and effective.

  • Each product is easy to use and quick to absorb with a non-greasy feeling, which I love.


Step 1: The Best Cleanser for Sensitive, Combination Skin

Avène Cleansing FoamAvène Cleansing Foam

What it is: Avène Cleansing Foam is a great sensitive skin cleanser that creates a very gentle foam texture.

It easily removes impurities and makes my skin feel soft. It is also artificial fragrance free, to ensure my sensitive skin has no irritation. 

How to use: I use the Avène Cleansing Foam in the morning and evening.

I take 2 pumps and massage the cleanser into the skin with my fingertips and rinse thoroughly.


Step 2: Use This Spray as a Calming Toner

Avène Thermal Spring WaterAvène Thermal Spring Water

What it is: Avène Thermal Spring Water is a multi-function product, and one of the best toners for combination, sensitive skin.

I use it whenever my skin needs a little refresh too.

How to use: I use the Avène Thermal Spring Water as a toner after cleansing my skin, spraying it generously over my face before patting it in.

I also use it before I touch up my makeup in the afternoon and to soothe the skin after sunburn, as it reduces redness and irritation.


Step 3: A Moisturiser that Provides Long-Lasting Nourishment

Avène Revitalising Nourishing CreamAvène Revitalising Nourishing Cream

What it is: The Avène Revitalising Nourishing Cream is the best Avène moisturiser for sensitive skin.

It easily absorbs and has a non-greasy texture.

It’s also a great anti-redness cream for sensitive skin because it provides long-lasting nourishment. It keeps my skin hydrated without irritation.

How to use: Since the texture is a bit thick, I apply a small amount on my face and neck in the evening after cleansing.

After using it for a week, you can see the redness reduced and your skin will feel soft and plump. 


Step 4: Optional sleeping mask step

Avène Hydrance Hydrating Sleeping MaskAvène Hydrance Hydrating Sleeping Mask

What it is: Avène Hydrance Hydrating Sleeping Mask is an intensive, hydrating and makes my skin luminous and smooth after use. 

I love this watery, gel-based Sleeping Mask, it is truly one of the best Avène products for combination skin.

How to use: I use the Avène Hydrance Hydrating Sleeping Mask 2-3 times a week, during bath time.

After I cleanse my skin, I apply this mask to my whole face. When I’m done I use a damp cotton pad to clean up.

Since I am time poor and sleep next to my daughter, I can't use this face mask overnight, as my daughter tends to touch my face.

So, instead I use it during bath time as an emergency skincare step to help my dehydrated skin.



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