Struggling with a red, bumpy and angry-looking complexion? You’re not alone.
The National Rosacea Society estimates that at least 16 million Americans have active rosacea which is chronic inflammation causing persistent redness and broken blood vessels on the face. The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but it is believed to be a combination of factors, including increased blood flow, exposure to harsh climates, certain medications, and microbial organisms. Flares of rosacea can be induced by heat and humidity, hot liquids, spicy food, alcohol, and exposure to the sun.
April is Rosacea Awareness Month, so we thought we would share some of our favorite products to manage flare-ups:
Cleansing can be a particularly irritating step in your routine if facial flushing is a problem, so look for formulations that are described as gentle or mild and avoid anything that contains soap or alcohol. We recommend SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser which is a mild cream cleanser that removes impurities and excess oil, while soothing and calming sensitive skin.
Serums are important for all skin types, but they can be especially transformative for sensitive, rosacea-prone complexions. SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3 is an anti-aging serum containing 5% niacinamide and a cocktail of other ingredients to target skin concerns like redness.
It’s not uncommon for your skin to look a little flushed after completing your skin care routine but unlike other skin types, where any post-cleanse redness will have subsided within a few minutes, rosacea sufferers have to deal with the inflammation for the majority of the day. We suggest SkinCeuticals Redness Neutralizer as a lightweight cream twice daily.
One of the biggest external irritants for rosacea sufferers is UV rays so applying a daily sunscreen is probably the most important step in your routine. Oil-free EltaMD Clear SPF 46 helps calm and protect sensitive skin types.
If all else fails, and you have five minutes to spare, a soothing and cooling face mask is the quickest way to restore calm. SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Mask is an intensive calming botanical mask to rehydrate and soothe temporarily reactive skin. This intensive calming facial mask cools on contact, comforts skin sensitivity, and restores natural radiance and smoothness.
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