Skin spot-light on "Rosacea"
The National Rosacea Society (NRS) designates April as Rosacea Awareness Month to educate the public on the impact of this chronic and widespread facial disorder that is estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. *Please note this information will remain up for the benefit to many.*
When dealing with Rosacea, it’s better to have an idea about what type of products to use and what ingredients to avoid. You can save yourself a lot of money and disappointment if you’re more informed about what causes redness, irritation, and blotchy skin. Red cheeks, broken capillaries, flushed and itchy skin are common problems for rosacea sufferers. But no worries. Here are some of the best skin care products for rosacea to reduce redness and inflammation. But first, let’s bring you up to speed with some tips.
How to care for Rosacea
1. Know your triggers.
First of all, the best way to manage rosacea is by knowing your triggers. The common triggers vary from person to person. Some people with rosacea can handle steaming hot showers or sunbathing without SPF.
But some people turn into vampires under the sun. If you know what causes your skin to flare up, you can take the necessary precautions to avoid it.
2. Choose your products wisely.
Avoid any skincare products with harsh ingredients like mainstream exfoliating hydroxy acids, soaps, or sulfates. The same goes for makeup products.
If you keep it simple without too many ingredients and additives, you’ll be able to wear makeup without irritating your skin. It’s a no-brainer that minimal products lower your chances of getting an irritation.
3. Establish a rosacea-friendly skincare routine.
Regardless of what condition you’re suffering from, a skincare routine is essential for maintaining healthy skin. Cleanse, tone, apply serums, and moisturizers.
The problem is not with the routine but the ingredients of the products. If you choose your products consciously and follow a healthy skincare regimen for rosacea, you’ll not only reduce your redness but also minimize the condition significantly.
Quick reminder, though. Double-cleansing is a way of making sure your skin is squeaky clean. But it may be too much for rosacea. You might want to ease up on over-cleansing or over-exfoliating. These steps are already drying for the skin, don’t make it worse by overdoing them.
4. Be gentle with your skin.
Be very gentle with your skin in general. Picking or rubbing the face can cause even more broken capillaries. When taking off your makeup, for example, avoid using wipes or tugging/pulling with washcloths.
5. Be aware of the temperature.
Avoid too hot/cold showers. Temperature is tricky when it comes to rosacea. Likewise, protect your skin when going out in harsh weather.
For seasons like autumn and winter, you can try using thick and heavy cream moisturizers with SPF. Yup, SPF is still in the equation.
6. Use SPF regularly.
Forget about rosacea for one second. The sun is the #1 cause of aging. Protect your face from it if you want to look younger for a little while longer! And concerning rosacea, it’s a common
trigger. For the sake of your beauty and your health, use sunscreen every day.
7. Spice things down.
Any spicy food has the potential to cause flushes on the face. I think this is the area where rosacea sufferers are like “I’ll take my chances”. And I get that. Same here! You can’t sacrifice good taste just for the sake of having an even skin tone.
I’m okay with giving people the illusion of a shy person by flushing when, in fact, it’s just my skin. But if you really are experiencing facial redness after you eat spicy foods, you can at least avoid them before a special occasion or something like an interview.
8. Lower your alcohol intake.
Alcohol also triggers rosacea and causes random flushes. So, next time you get drunk, set an alarm in advance to take a selfie. See if you flush when you’re drinking. While you’re at it, see if you care Rosé all day! Pun intended.
What skin care products are good for Rosacea?
Let me clarify a common misconception about rosacea. Yes, the cause is unknown. And no, nobody knows how to completely treat it. But, rosacea is the result of inflammation. It’s just a symptom of skin inflammation.
When they say they don’t know the cause, they don’t know the cause of the inflammation. So, as always, when science fails to cure the disease, you treat the symptoms of the disease.
Having said that, the best products for rosacea are, obviously, the anti-inflammatory ones. Anti-inflammation is the name of the game. For reducing facial redness, look for any products with soothing and calming ingredients like;
The best skin care products for Rosacea.
Petra will discuss with you some excellent options.
As a certified Dermalogica Expert, I believe the results you will feel with a these products are unequaled, you are going to see your skin glowing, more luminous, hydrated, quite honestly, it is going to be in its optimum condition, the best skin you have ever had.
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1. Dermalogica Ultra-Calming Cleanser
The type of your cleanser is as important as the ingredients when you have rosacea. For example, powder cleansers can be very drying, even for normal skin. If you have rosacea, you should wash your face with a super-gentle cleanser, free of irritants, and ideally in gel or cream/lotion form.
This cleanser is as clean as it gets for people with rosacea, redness, and sensitive skin. It’s soap-free and sulfate-free to avoid any irritation. The facewash is specifically made for reactive skin, and it cleans the face while soothing it. One of the key ingredients is oat extract which is known for its ability to treat and reduce redness.
Lavender, cucumber, and ginger root extracts are all soothing agents present in the cleanser. The non-foaming facewash doesn’t cause any flareups thanks to the calming and antioxidant-rich ingredients. This gentle cleanser is easily the best cleanser for rosacea.
2. Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 Moisturizer
Are you lazy and don’t want to layer products? As we’re focusing on the best skin care products for rosacea, I’m going to keep it very essential and practical. A moisturizer that you can use all seasons for all skin types.
An SLS-free, super-restorative moisturizer for rosacea with SPF. If you don’t want to use 2 different products, this one is the absolute best you can use to deeply moisturize your skin, nourish it, and protect it with SPF 50.
It has green tea extract for rosacea and anti-inflammatory plant extracts to tackle redness and irritation. It hydrates and moisturizes with hyaluronic acid and squalane while infusing the skin with antioxidants to neutralize free radicals. This is an all-in-one face cream for rosacea and is suitable for dry, normal, combination, and oily skin.
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