Whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin there’s a skin care routine to address every skin care concern. For those with rosacea-prone skin, it’s important to understand what can trigger a flare-up on your body and face. This means getting to know which skin care products to use and also which steps to take in your skin care routine that will help minimize irritation and redness. Below, we’re sharing some rosacea insight as well as eight skin care tips to help keep visible redness at bay.
The Mayo Clinic states that rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face, as well as small, red, pus-filled bumps, which can be mistaken for acne, an allergic reaction, or other skin problems.
What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea can be triggered or aggravated by a combination of hereditary and environmental factors, including increasing blood flow to the surface of your skin. While rosacea can occur in anyone, it most commonly affects middle-aged women who have fair skin, per the Mayo Clinic.
How To Care For Rosacea-Prone Skin
While there isn’t one fix for rosacea, understanding its triggers can help prevent flare-ups in the future. Keep your complexion out of the red by adding these eight skin care tips to your rosacea skin care routine.
Skin Care Tip #1: Cleanse Twice A Day
Since rosacea skin is prone to irritation, those who have rosacea often don’t wash their skin enough, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). However, cleansing twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed, is important to remove oil and dirt that can further irritate the appearance of rosacea. Just be sure to use a mild cleanser like L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types and cleanse gently.
Skin Care Tip #2: Moisturize
Keeping your skin hydrated is vital. Whether rosacea makes your skin dry or oily, the AAD notes that moisturizing can make your skin feel more comfortable. Apply a hydrating moisturizer like L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Skin Care Collagen Expert Day Moisturizer with SPF 30, after cleansing to lock in hydration and comfort your skin.
Skin Care Tip #3: Protect Your Skin From The Sun
The AAD states that sunlight is the leading cause of rosacea flare-ups. To help protect your skin from the sun, the AAD recommends applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater every day, wearing a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors, seeking shade, and avoiding the midday sun.
Skin Care Tip #4: Steer Clear Of Certain Ingredients
Skin Care Tip #5: Test Your Products
If you’re trying out a new product, consider testing it before applying it to your rosacea-prone skin. The AAD suggests dabbing a small amount near the areas where you tend to have rosacea flare-ups and noting if it irritates your skin within 72 hours.
Skin Care Tip #6: Be Gentle
While using a mild, gentle cleanser is important even for those with rosacea-prone skin, it’s also important to be gentle with your skin outside of your face wash. The AAD states that you should avoid washcloths, facial sponges, and exfoliating, as rubbing and scrubbing your face could irritate and worsen your rosacea.
Skin Care Tip #7: Reduce Stress
Skin Care Tip #8: Use A Green Concealer
Using the right makeup products can help hide the appearance of redness. Consider adding the L’Oréal Paris Magic BB Anti-Redness (For All Skin Tones) to your routine from time to time, so you can temporarily hide redness while implementing a skin care routine to help long term.
Written by: Lauren Paige Richeson, Photo Credit: iStock
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