Living with Rosacea can be depleting – whether your flare-ups are big or small, frequent or rare, it takes both time and patience to establish an effective skin regimen. Although there is no cure, a consistent and Rosacea-minded routine can help manage and soothe the skin, bringing you some much-needed relief. Stay tuned for my ingredients do’s and don’ts and my best overall care tips.
Rosacea symptoms may include severe redness, acne-like bumps, and reoccurring bursts. Experiencing these skin conditions may make it tempting to treat your face with products designed for acne. In reality, this is the wrong course of action. Products that target acne tend to include more aggressive ingredients, like certain acids, and can actually cause way more harm than good when dealing with Rosacea.
As a general rule, always seek products that claim to be soothing or mild, as they will be far less likely to cause further irritation. Both cleansers and moisturizers, for example, are essential daily products, but they can only get their job done effectively if they are specially designed to be gentle.
Different types of Rosacea may also require specific considerations when trying to find the right products. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or specific concerns about the right steps for you – I’m always happy to help!
Great, so now you’ve found your ideal skincare items and have made sure to test them out (by trying them out on a small patch of skin first!). It’s time to figure out the most effective ways to use them. As much as it may seem smart to leave your skin alone, especially during a flare-up, it’s important to keep it cleansed and hydrated throughout the day. This means a twice-a-day cleanse, followed by your trusty moisturizer.
On top of that, all of the usual sacred skincare rules apply, and there is one that reigns supreme: sunscreen. Always make sure to apply a layer of your favourite broad-spectrum, SPF 50. For help finding the ideal, sensitive-skin sunscreen, head over here.
When it comes to Rosacea, we already know astringent products are a big no-no, but let’s get a little more specific about what we don’t want in our cabinets.
These acne-targeted ingredients are way too aggressive for this skin condition and have nothing valuable to contribute (although they may very well worsen the situation).
For many people, witch hazel has become somewhat of a skincare fad over the last few years. In this scenario, it’s better not even to come close. This often contains alcohol and can be extremely drying for the skin.
Minding one’s diet has been a very effective way to help out the skin when dealing with Rosacea. Try implementing healthy fats, lots of vegetables, and anti-inflammatory ingredients like ginger and turmeric throughout your day.
In the end, mindfulness is truly the key, and you’ve clearly taken the first step! Read up, pick your products with intention, and you are well on your way to happier skin.