Whether you have oily, dry or combination skin, there is a skin care routine for every skin care problem. For people with skin prone to rosacea, it is important to understand what can provoke a flare-up of the body and face. This means that you need to know which skin care products to use and what measures you need to take in your skin care to minimize irritation and redness. Below we share some ideas about rosacea as well as eight skin care tips to keep visible redness at bay.
What is Rosacea?
The Mayo Clinic states that rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels on your face, as well as small red pus-filled bumps that can be mistaken for acne, an allergic reaction, or other skin problems.
Rosacea can be triggered or aggravated by a combination of hereditary and environmental factors, including increased blood flow to the skin surface. While rosacea can occur in everyone, it most often affects middle-aged women with fair skin, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Care for skin prone to rosacea
Although there is no solution for rosacea, understanding its triggers can help prevent flare-ups in the future. Keep your complexion out of the red zone by adding these eight skin care tips to your rosacea care.
Skin care tip n° 1: Cleanse twice a day
Because rosacea skin is prone to irritation, those with rosacea often don’t wash their skin enough, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). However, cleaning twice a day, once in the morning and once before bedtime, is important to remove oil and dirt that can further irritate the appearance of rosacea. Be sure to use a gentle cleanser like L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof-all skin types and clean it gently.
Skin Care Tip #2: Moisturize
It is important to keep your skin hydrated. Regardless of whether rosacea makes your skin dry or oily, the AAD notes that Hydration can make your skin more comfortable. After cleansing, apply a moisturizing moisturizer like L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Skin Care collagen Expert day Moisturizer with SPF 30 to retain moisture and comfort your skin.
Skin care tip n° 3: Protect your skin from the sun
The AAD indicates that sunlight is the main cause of rosacea flare-ups. To protect your skin from the sun, the AAD recommends applying a broad-band sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 30 or more every day, wearing a wide-brimmed hat outdoors, looking for shade and avoiding the midday sun.
Skin care tip n° 4: avoid certain ingredients
Avoiding certain ingredients such as alcohol, perfumes, glycolic acid and lactic acid in makeup and skin care products can help prevent irritation, according to the AAD.
Skin Care Tip N° 5: Test Your Products
If you are trying a new product, you should test it before applying it to your rosacea-prone skin. The AAD suggests dabbing a small amount near areas where you tend to have rosacea flare-ups and determining if it will irritate your skin within 72 hours.
Skin care tip n° 6: be gentle
Although the use of a gentle and gentle cleanser is also important for people with skin prone to rosacea, it is also important to handle your skin gently outside of face washing. The AAD says you should avoid washcloths, facial sponges and exfoliation, as rubbing and rubbing your face can irritate and worsen your rosacea.
Skin care tip n° 7: reduce Stress
For some people, Stress can be a trigger for rosacea flare-ups, according to the AAD. You can try to find inner peace with a well-deserved personal care or anti-stress Yoga.
Skin care tip n° 8: use a Green concealer
Using the right makeup products can help hide the appearance of redness. Consider adding L’Oréal Paris Magic BB anti-rougeur (for all skin tones) to your Routine from time to time so that you can temporarily mask redness while implementing a skin care routine to help you in the long run.