Have you noticed your skin is becoming easily flushed?
Or maybe ruddiness, redness to cheeks, chin, and forehead is a concern?
You may be an adult, who is suddenly suffering from facial rashes and acne inflammation, with small, red, pus-filled bumps.
If you’re dealing with rosacea, you understand how hard it can be to find products that actually work for your skin concerns.
We have had decades of experience diagnosing and treating rosacea; we understand what ingredients work to minimize facial redness, even skin texture, and prevent irritation.
The following product suggestions are what we prescribe to our clients battling rosacea.
Treatment of rosacea is complex
Why? Because there is so much going on with the skin.
It’s an inflammatory skin condition that causes redness, visible blood vessels, bumps, and flushing throughout your complexion. In addition to unwanted redness, those who suffer from rosacea commonly have dry, flaky skin, and it may even affect your eyes.
Rosacea is easily misdiagnosed.
Sometimes rosacea is mistaken for acne and eczema, so people end up treating it in all the wrong ways. And aside from being commonly misdiagnosed, another factor that makes rosacea frustrating is its erratic nature.
Known as flare-ups that can be triggered by internal and external factors, including sun exposure, cold and dry weather, hot showers, harsh skincare products, stress and anxiety, alcohol consumption, and certain medications, the list is endless. This article looks at the causes of rosacea in more detail.
Rosacea cannot be cured, but through a combination of treatments and implementing a good skincare routine, it is possible to eliminate flare-ups and calm inflammation.
Cleansing is an important part of your routine.
The right cleanser is honestly as important as the right moisturiser.
Harsh face washes are a major no for rosacea, so we formulated Miracle cleanse – protecting as it cleanses, it is extremely healing and nourishing.
These skin care tips may help when cleansing your skin:
- try not to over-dry your skin
- rinse your face with lukewarm water and blot it dry
- lightly wet your skin and apply a lightweight non-foaming cleanser
- a soft pad or muslin cloth will help to prevent over-stimulation; avoid rough sponges or washcloths
Use a non-alcoholic toner that has a spraying action to avoid rubbing your skin. Become your own label detective, ensure there are no harsh ingredients within your formula, and avoid using astringent products.
Don’t skip your protective moisturiser.
One of the hallmarks when treating rosacea is a weakened barrier function, so moisturising is absolutely critical if you have rosacea. The key is to find high-quality options that will moisturise and hydrate your skin while still yielding gently, non-irritating formulas.
Fortify barrier repair cream is an ultra-rich moisturiser that keeps dry skin at bay and will tackle any dryness or cracking on your skin. Layer this rich-formula on before you snooze to wake up to your most supple skin yet.
Soothe with a Mask
A cooling gel-based mask will help to reduce heat in your skin and take the fire out of the itch. Quench ultra-hydrating gel offers intense hydration, delivering vital nutrients and humectants into your skin, offering intense hydration. Technically speaking, it’s a gel, but in consideration of its amazing moisturising capabilities, we’ll bend.
Customise your routine
From our experience, we have found our clients get better results from an integrated approach, the following products we recommend to my clients as part of their skincare routine;
- A serum is sometimes all the skin will tolerate, so look for one that contains natural steroids like SOS soothing complex.
- Ceramide repair balm is an exquisite pressed serum that is the perfect choice for reducing visible signs of inflammation.
- Botanical extracts will keep easily aggravated skin calm, cool, and collected. Bio lipid complex boasts a botanical component to help ease redness.
- Another thing to keep on your radar if you have rosacea is your environment, which, obviously we don’t always have control over, so this really is where your strategic skincare picks come in. Redness due to sensitive skin is increasingly common due to pollutants in the air; our Glo antioxidant complex is a great option to protect your skin, which has an anti-pollution shield to boot.
- DNA age delay complex targets weak blood vessel walls — one of the root causes of inflammation. The product’s star ingredient is a type of copper peptide that calms skin down and strengthens it to make it more resilient to future irritation.
- Sometimes breakouts and blemishes result from rosacea, but overwhelming your skin with harsh exfoliators will only cause further irritation. Focused just on breakouts instead, we recommend applying Resq anti-blemish complex, a targetted, gentle healing spot treatment.
As you can see, a lot is going on with rosacea type skin, and treating it is not straight forward.
Along with our product suggestions, you may want to consider the following tips to keep your skin calm and under control.
Never pull, scratch, or tug your skin and avoid taking facial steams, saunas, and a hot bath – heat exposure, including the sun and cold extremes, can trigger flushing. You may also want to avoid abrasive treatments and harsh exfoliating products as it can increase heat in the tissue of your skin. It is important to note that too much exercise increases heat in your body; this dilates blood vessels and increases blood pressure, which can overstimulate your skin.
If your skin does tend to flare up, a cold compress will temporarily diffuse your skin. Next, let your face dry naturally for a few minutes, and then apply your topical medication; let that soak in for at least 5 minutes before applying any other products.