Helpful Skin Care Tips for Those With Rosacea

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My complexion can be sensitive at times, but I do not have rosacea.  However, my mother does suffer from it.  If you also have this problem, then you know what a challenge it can be to minimize the skin’s redness.  Diet, products and even water temperature when cleansing or winter weather can be enough to make this problem worse. 


Anyone with rosacea knows how easily skin care products can irritate.  Finding the right formula can take quite a bit of experimentation before settling on products that work because everyone reacts differently to ingredients.   


According to the National Rosacea Society, alcohol, witch hazel, fragrance, menthol, peppermint, and eucalyptus oil are the most common ingredients to watch out for.  Also, you need to avoid ingredients that tend to exfoliate such as alpha and beta hydroxy acids. Others such as propylene glycol, camphor, menthol or retinoids also can be too harsh in how they dry out the skin.  


Instead, look for calming ingredients such as calendula oil, chamomile, shea butter, sunflower oil, and aloe.  You can also seek out a moisturizer formulated specifically for rosacea.  


For a more soothing experience, refrigerate your moisturizer.  The cool temperature helps quite down the facial flushing when the condition acts up just like splashing the face with cold water or applying a cold compress.


Always remember how delicate your skin is.  Therefore, take the sun seriously because it can trigger more redness.  Make it a point to always wear a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen before going outdoors.  


Another way to protect your skin is to skip overly hot water when washing.  The reason this provokes rosacea is because it brings more red color to your face as the blood vessels and capillaries dilate.  You’re safer using lukewarm water and closing with cool water.


You might always want to try a green-tinted makeup primer.  This contrast of color can downplay the redness.  Mineral makeup or fragrance-free cosmetics are also wiser options.


For more on the subject, you might want to read my earlier posts on how to minimize redness and understanding the role food plays in rosacea.

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