Rosacea

A Skincare Routine for the Treatment of Rosacea

The routine you use to treat your rosacea is important
Keeping inflammation out of your skin prevents premature ageing

Are you one of the flushed-faced few?

Who constantly hears, are you OK, whilst peering at your blushing face?

Or maybe you are suddenly experiencing small, red bumps.

Then, chances are you could be battling rosacea.

But it’s confusing; what products and treatments will help?

As skin care specialists, we have had decades of experience in the treatment of rosacea.

So much so that we even created a free ebook on it, for crying out loud.

So, join us as we look at how you can minimise your facial redness.

So you can leave this page less red than you started.

Understanding Rosacea

The treatment of rosacea is complex because it is a chronic skin condition that affects approximately 5 per cent of the world’s population, with a higher prevalence among women than men.

Its visual characteristics include redness and visible blood vessels on the skin, often accompanied by burning and stinging sensations.

Rosacea sufferers may experience skin dryness in some areas due to the ongoing inflammation, which leads to increased skin cell turnover and surface dryness.

Additionally, swelling and thickened skin may occur, often accompanied by dusky brown discolouration in certain areas.

A proper diagnosis is crucial because rosacea is often misdiagnosed as seborrheic dermatitis or acne.

In the treatment of rosacea, it’s important to understand that there is no “one-size-fits-all” cure for this challenging condition.

Instead, the key is to focus on making your skin healthier, more resilient, and more robust.

Treating your skin gently while avoiding excessive heat exposure can help minimise irritation and effectively manage your rosacea.

Following these tips can make managing your rosacea a more manageable and less frustrating part of your daily skincare routine.

Various internal and external factors, such as sun exposure, weather conditions, hot showers, stress, spicy foods, alcohol, and specific medications, can trigger flare-ups, which we cover as the causes of rosacea.

The Treatment of rosacea

The treatment of rosacea is a multifaceted challenge, as rosacea can lead to fluctuations in skin conditions.

It can transition from appearing dry to seemingly oily due to the overactivity of sebaceous oil glands.

Many skincare brands may provide misguided recommendations, often suggesting using rich creams and cleansers.

While these products may offer temporary relief, they can aggravate your symptoms and even lead to papulopustular rosacea, which is characterised by whiteheads, pimples, red and swollen bumps, and patches of dryness. This is a sign of micro-inflammation and impaired barrier function.

Daily cleansing with a suitable cleanser is one of the biggest factors for healing your rosacea.

Your cleanser should protect and soothe your skin, not strip your skin, so avoid harsh face washes containing ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate.

When cleansing skin prone to rosacea, consider the following tips:

  1. Avoid over-drying your skin.
  2. Rinse your face with lukewarm water and gently pat it dry.
  3. Slightly moisten your skin before applying an oil-based cleanser.
  4. Steer clear of rough sponges, washcloths, or aggressive cleansing devices that irritate the skin further.

Managing rosacea

When it comes to the treatment of rosacea, finding the right approach to managing it is important.

It involves avoiding harsh ingredients and irritants and adopting a gentle skincare routine to reduce inflammation and protect the skin’s natural barrier. Follow the link to learn about triggers that can cause inflammation in your skin.

When dealing with rosacea, there are several essential skincare tips and products to consider:

Gently Spritz: Use a toner with a spray application to avoid rubbing your skin. Avoid alcohol-based toners and sprays, as they can dry out and inflame your skin. Check product labels for harsh ingredients like astringents.

Don’t Skip Your Moisturiser: Rosacea often weakens the skin’s barrier function, so using an appropriate moisturiser is crucial. Look for products with skin-identical ingredients to replenish and calm the skin. Consider using a product like “Fortify barrier repair cream” and the “Xcell barrier repair complex” to help ease inflammation and redness.

The Sit-and-Marinate Option: A cooling gel-based mask can help reduce heat in the skin and alleviate irritation. “Quench peptide plumping gel” is an excellent choice to provide cooling and calming hydration to your skin.

Reinforce Your Skin: Strengthen your skin and blood vessel walls using products like the “DNA age delay complex,” which contains copper peptides to calm and fortify the skin.

Papulopustular Rosacea: If breakouts and blemishes accompany your rosacea, avoid harsh exfoliators or peels, which can cause further irritation. Instead, use a targeted topical treatment like “Resq anti-blemish complex.

What to Avoid: Avoid habits like pulling, scratching, or tugging at your skin.

Avoid excessive exposure to heat, including facial steams, saunas, and hot baths. Also, avoid harsh exfoliating products and abrasive treatments.

Be mindful of excessive exercise, as it can lead to increased heat in the body, which may trigger flare-ups.

Opt for fragrance-free products, as fragrances can exacerbate allergic reactions.

To conclude. The naked truth

Rosacea is a complex and chronic skin condition with a higher prevalence among women than men.

Its hallmark features include persistent redness and visible blood vessels on the skin, often accompanied by a burning and stinging sensation.

You may also experience skin dryness, swelling, and thickened skin.

It’s important to be aware of the various internal and external factors that can trigger flare-ups, such as sun exposure, weather conditions, hot showers, stress, spicy foods, alcohol, and specific medications, and take steps to minimise their impact on your skin.

Diagnosing rosacea can be challenging, as it is often confused with seborrheic dermatitis and acne. This leads to misguided treatments that can make one’s condition worse.

In the treatment of rosacea, it is important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all cure. Instead, the key is to focus on making your skin healthier, more resilient, and more robust.

Simplicity is also essential in your skincare routine; treating your skin gently while avoiding excessive heat exposure can calm, soothe, and help minimise inflammation.

Following these straightforward tips and informed product choices can make managing your rosacea a much more manageable and less frustrating part of your daily skincare routine.

14 replies on “A Skincare Routine for the Treatment of Rosacea”

I’ve had type 1 rosacea on and off for 10 years., which in the past I treated with metro gel which doesn’t work now.. Last year I was diagnosed with perioral and ocular dermatitis. I’ve tried several of your products and the perioral/ocular dermatitis is resolving. . Now I’d like to address the rosacea. I’m open to suggestions. Thank you. So much for creating such amazing products!

Hi Renee

Lovely to hear from you again and hope you are keeping well. Renee as you know many of our products are formulated for sensitive skin issues. I would really start with Bio lipid and fortify and possibly DNA – which is specifically formulated to rebuild the capillary wall and strengthen delicate skin. Nectar is also really really useful in the treatment of rosacea. as for cleansing use Miracle cleanse to really help calm and soothe the skin. If exfoliation is a problem we have a wonderful product that really exfoliates but with no scrubbing grains that can cause tiny micro-tears in your skin. so please reach out if you are keen for more information. Samantha

One of my aunts was diagnosed with rosacea but she hasn’t treated it. I like how you suggest not using rough sponges when taking a shower to properly take care of this disease. It would be a great idea to take her to a health clinic where they can provide her with better treatment and care tips.

I’m wondering if I can get some product advice? I have acne rosacea, hormonal acne, and Seborrheic dermatitis. All of these conditions make it really difficult to find the right products and I’m just not sure what to use.

I have had rosacea for about fourteen years now. Nothing gets rid of the redness and the bumps except antibiotics and I want nothing to do with that. I had tried a Tata Harper face oil and hated it. It made my rosacea worse. Can you make any recommendations please.

You’re right about the fact that one product doesn’t work for everyone. I was diagnose with rosacea and tried different products and treatment but it was not getting any better until i customised, this has really helped me and my red skin is starting to fade. Thankyou for your information.

Where can I purchase the Grace anti redness cream and the acid mantle repair formula? I have rosacea and sebhoric dermatitis and am hoping these products will help.

I have struggled with red skin for years. I have adult acne and as a result have many old scars and red skin. I struggle to leave the house without make up on as my skin looked so sore and inflamed.

I have tried many rosacea treatments and most have left me with very dry itchy skin as my acne sill pops out around my neck and jawline.

This however the Somaluxe Redness Repair has really helped. My red skin is starting to fade. It’s also helping with current acne spots. There not dry and itchy anymore my breakouts seem less severe as the redness has reduced. I love the product.

Hi John

Thank you I will take your word for it. John it all comes down to ingredients and I see there are a number of peptides they are cellular communicating ingredients and have many other benefits which is great. As far as anti inflammatories go it’s not impressive? Other than tamanua oil and oats, rosehip seed oil is healing and so is gotu kola but for the life of me can’t see where the redness relief is, because it has fragrance and essential oils which are both extremely irritating.Samantha

I have flushing and redness that periodically appears on my face and only recently did the doctor diagnose it as rosacea..

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