Skincare for Rosacea

By | August 14, 2018

Skincare for Rosacea

I was diagnosed with Rosacea in my late 30’s.  There are lots of things you can do to minimise the triggers for Rosacea and to help alleviate the symptoms.  One area specifically worthy of attention is your skincare for rosacea.

Let’s start with cleansing the skin

Choose a cleanser that is mild and suitable for your skin.  Many people with Rosacea have dry skin.  In my case, I had oily skin as a teenager with acne but in later years it’s the reverse.  Use your fingertips to apply cleanser rather than a cloth or sponge that may irritate your skin. Rinse with lukewarm water.  Remember Rosacea skin needs very gentle movements and no extreme temperatures.  Blot with a soft thick towel or leave to dry. No rubbing.

This is the cream cleanser I find really gentle on my skin.

Topical medication

Next is any topical medication that needs to be applied i.e. Rosacea cream.  To avoid it stinging make sure your skin is completely dry.  At the start leave it 30 minutes but then reduce the time until you know you can apply within a timeframe without any irritation.

alarm clock with the words 'skincare for rosaeca' and 'wait until completely dry'

Moisturiser and suncream

Wait 10 mins before applying moisturiser, sunscreen or makeup. If possible choose a moisturiser which has a high SPF in it to avoid extra creams and layers.  This cream below has an SPF35 and is gentle to the skin.  It also works to help even out texture and tone.  You want a UVA protection (against ageing) and UVB (against sunburn).  Use even if you think it is dull outside, not just on hot days.

It’s a good idea to try different products.  Just make sure that when you do you test it on your neck or arm first.  If it burns or stings then stop.

Makeup

As far as makeup keep a log of what you are using to see if a certain type makes it worse. Some people prefer mineral makeup.   It can be lighter and less likely to clog pores.   This is what I use during the day.  The Kabuki brush is really soft so perfect on my rosacea skin.

mineral based foundation with a kabuki brush

To help give a longer lasting, flawless look it is worth applying a primer.  A green tinted primer like the one below is light, oil-free and will smooth your skin too and help your makeup stay on longer.  To target particular areas I have found a green concealer pencil like the one below great.  It glides on, doesn’t pull the skin and you can then apply your foundation over it.  It too is oil free and has an SPF20.

Skincare for rosacea. green colour corrector primer and green concealer.

Don’t be tempted to avoid blusher as you don’t want a ghostly looking face and lip colour is good it can help distract from any imperfections elsewhere.

Thanks for reading my blog.  I hope it helped you think about your own skincare for rosacea.  The comments and recommendations made are just mine and I am an Avon representative.   Below you can find more information on:

What Rosacea is and my journey to diagnosis

What are the causes of rosacea and how it affects people?

Is there a cure for rosacea. What can you do?

 

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