Rosacea Skin Care
Although there is no cure for rosacea, skin care and proper treatment can help your skin look and feel better. Common suggestions include using sunscreen, using a mild moisturizer, and using lukewarm water to wash your face. In addition, as part of your skin care routine, you may want to keep a notebook of triggers that seem to make your skin worse and cause flare-ups.
Currently, there is no rosacea cure. However, with rosacea treatment and good skin care, your skin can look better.
A large part of treatment for rosacea involves self-care. Here are a few skin care suggestions for people with rosacea:
- Know your rosacea triggers and avoid them as much as possible. Keep a written record of when flare-ups occur. This can give you clues about what bothers your skin.
- Use a sunscreen every day that protects against UVA and UVB rays. Make sure that it has a sun-protecting factor (SPF) of 15 or higher.
- Use a mild moisturizer, if it helps, and don't put irritating products on the face. Make-up, moisturizers, sunscreens, or other skin products used on the face that contain alcohol or other irritating ingredients can cause flare-ups in some people with rosacea.
- Use gentle skin cleansers and avoid rubbing, tugging, scratching, or scrubbing your face. Blot dry instead.
- Use a small amount of soap or cleanser to wash your face and use your fingertips to gently apply the soap or cleanser.
- Use lukewarm, not hot, water to wash your face and a thick pile towel to blot dry.
- Let your skin rest for ten minutes before applying topical medication and another ten minutes before applying make-up or rosacea skin care products.
- Some people find that green-tinted makeup effectively conceals skin redness.