We’re here to help! When you have rosacea, you need to take special care of your skin. People with rosacea have skin that is easily irritated by cleansers, creams, and makeup. Using the right products can help keep you looking and feeling your best. Try these helpful skin-care tips.
Learn Your Triggers
Each person with rosacea has different triggers, or things that make their rosacea worse. This can include some ingredients in skin care products, such as cleansers, moisturizers, and makeup. For many people with rosacea, learning which skin products work involves trial and error.
Try a new product on a small area of skin for a few weeks first. You will want to make sure it doesn’t cause redness, burning, or stinging. If a product irritates your skin, don’t use it.
Avoid Products That Dry Skin
Check out labels on skin care products, and watch out for ingredients that can dry out your skin. These include:
- Witch hazel
- Eucalyptus oil
- Propylene glycol
Keep It Simple
In general, look for products with mild ingredients and no added fragrance. The more ingredients in a product, the more likely it will irritate your skin. If you’re not sure about a product, ask to try a sample. Or check with your dermatologist.
Use Sunscreen Every Day
Sunlight on the skin is a trigger for many people with rosacea. Using sunscreen every day can help, but many ingredients in it can irritate the skin. This means you have to be smart about which sunscreen you use. We suggest Cellular Laboratories® De-Aging Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+.
A good moisturizer can help ease redness and irritation. Choosing the right kind is key. Lumière de Vie® Super Crème is incredible. It reduces the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. This triple action formula is designed to brighten, hydrate, and prevent. Scientifically formulated with tranexamic acid, Super Crème transforms dull and uneven skin to enhance its natural radiance.
Use Warm Water
When taking a shower or washing your face, use warm water instead of hot. Hot water can dry out your skin, and heat is a common trigger for people with rosacea.
Choose Makeup Carefully
Makeup can help hide signs of rosacea. But many types of makeup can leave your skin dry and irritated. Mineral-based makeup is a good choice for people with rosacea. It doesn’t contain preservatives or other additives that can irritate the skin.
A foundation that has silicone will help protect your skin. And some makeup comes tinted with a green or yellow base to help hide redness. As with other skin care products, look for makeup with just a few simple ingredients.
Aside from the tips above, one other thing about dealing with rosacea is to treat your skin better and not to let the skin condition get the best of you. It’s definitely not the end of the world. At worst, you’ve got really rosy skin that’s annoyingly sensitive and easily irritated. Yes, it’s annoying, but here’s the upside: You can only use certain products when you have rosacea, which takes the anxiety and guesswork out of finding a new skin care regimen.