What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterised by facial redness and flushing. It is more common in women. However, men are more likely to develop severe roseacea. Symptoms vary from person to person and can include flushing, facial redness, hot or irritated skin, dilated blood vessels, red bumps and/or pustules on the skin.
What is the best treatment for rosacea?
I recommend a combination-approach when treating rosacea. This includes, a good skin routine, skin treatments, trigger avoidance, food intolerance testing and, if necessary, oral/topical medications. A skin consultation can help you get on a good skin routine for rosacea management. There are various stages of rosacea. So, treatments vary depending on the stage and severity of your condition.
Skin products for rosacea:
Some clients with rosacea tend to shy away from skin products and make-up in fear that it will cause a flare-up. However, once you use appropriate products to suit, you should have no trouble.
Focus on gentle, hydrating skin products to start. We want to strengthen, repair and hydrate the skin. A good skin routine for rosacea treatment should include a cleanser, moisturiser and sun protection, to start.
My top 3 skin products for rosacea:
1. Cleanse: All good skincare starts with good cleansing. Opt for a gentle cleanser with hydrating ingredients. Use twice a day.
2. Vitamin C – Anti-inflammatory, anti-redness, anti-ageing, the list of skin benefits with Vitamin C is endless! Try introducing a Vitamin C antioxidant serum in the morning.
3. Broad spectrum SPF – Sunlight is one of the biggest triggers for rosacea. When possible, try to avoid too much sun exposure. Use a moisturiser with added SPF every morning.
Once you have repaired the skin barrier, with the steps above, you can introduce some active skin products to get good results. I hope this helped. As always, if you have any questions on rosacea or skincare feel free to get in contact or book a skin consultation.