Rosacea is one of the most common things we receive enquiries about here at SkinBase. It seems that a lot of people suffer from it and want to know if we have any tips to help care, control and cover it up. And, guess what you’ve come to the right place because we do! It can sometimes feel a bit challenging caring for rosacea but there are lots of things you can do to help your skin. Keep reading to find out how!
Sun screen, and that’s all year round not just in summer!
Remember to give yourself a daily dose of sunscreen, rosacea-prone skin can get very irritated and flare up from sun exposure. Choose a sunscreen that doesn’t contain any alcohol or fragrances and offers broad spectrum protection to shield your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Sunscreen will also help to prevent ageing skin so that’s a double whammy of goodness!
Gently does it
The first rule in rosacea skin care tips is to treat your skin with a whole lot of TLC. The way you care for your skin makes a huge difference in how your skin looks! This is true for most skin types but especially true for those with rosacea. Scrubbing or harshly rubbing your skin can aggravate your skin so it’s imperative that you use gentle skin care methods and always wash your face with lukewarm water.
Be careful with the toner
Astringents, exfoliants and toners should not be part of your Rosacea skin care routine! These products often contain ingredients that can be harsh and have the potential to irritate your skin. Common skin care ingredients to avoid are menthol, salicylic acid, peppermint and witch hazel.
Gentle skin care products
One of the worthwhile tips for rosacea that can’t be stressed enough is to use gentle skin care products. This means that it’s important to be gentle in washing and applying skin care products on your face. You’ve also got to use only the mildest, fragrance-free products to soothe your skin’s sensitive state.