While the cause of rosacea is unknown, a combination of genetic and environmental factors could play a role in this common issue with a number of factors that can trigger or aggravate rosacea by increasing blood flow to the surface of the skin. You may notice facial redness, swollen red bumps, irritated, dry, red eyes or thickened skin on the nose. Rosacea is a common disorder that can have a significant effect on the self-esteem and confidence of those with this condition. While seeing your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment is the first step in dealing with rosacea, a proper at-home skincare regimen can play a large role in treating rosacea symptoms.
What can I do to treat my Rosacea?
A proper skincare regimen for rosacea patients should include a gentle cleanser like Avené Antirougeurs Cleansing Lotion for normal to dry skin or La Roche Posay Toleriane Foaming Wash for normal to oily skin. It’s also important to include an appropriate moisturizer for your skin type. We like SkinMedica’s Replenish Hydrating Cream for normal to dry skin and Ultra Sheer Lotion for oily skin. With sun exposure being the top cause for triggering rosacea symptoms, a sunscreen containing physical ingredients like zinc and titanium found in Sunforgettable Loose Mineral Sunscreen Brush or EltaMD’s Physical or Elements are excellent choices for sensitive skin.
Some “hero” products for those with rosacea are SkinMedica’s Lumivive and SkinCeuticals Vitamin C line. Both of these options work to reduce inflammation, repair the skin’s barrier and protect the skin from harmful UV rays and environmental factors.
SkinMedica’s Lumivive has a remarkable blend of ingredients including antioxidants, bioflavanoids and a patented Envaille technology designed to defend the skin against pollution, blue light and other daily aggressors. At night, it amplifies any skincare regimen you are currently using.
SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic, Phloretin, Silymarin all are potent blends of antioxidants that include Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Ferulic acid. For oily skin, there’s a salicylic acid option as well. There are several anti-aging benefits such as correcting damage to the skin while stimulating healthy collagen production without irritating sensitive rosacea prone skin. The Vitamin E improves wrinkles and loss of firmness while the ferulic acid helps with uneven skin tone, salicylic acid in Silymarin helps unclog pores and target blemishes in oily prone skin.
These are all power house products for the skin, the key is choosing which one is right for you.