Best Tips for Caring for Rosacea & Eczema in Winter

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Caring for RosaceaDealing with chronic skin conditions like rosacea and eczema can be challenging during the cold winter months. Rosacea and eczema are two different skin conditions that can become worse during the winter months due to the extreme temperatures. Rosacea often shows up as redness or flushing in the face and eczema as flaky patches of skin. If you suffer from either condition, don’t stress; they can be effectively calmed and reduced with the right types of skin care.

What Are Rosacea and Eczema?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that is best known by its red cheeks. Eczema, on the other hand, has a wider range of symptoms. It’s also a chronic skin condition and it often has redness, swelling, itching, dryness, rashes and more. While the cause of these conditions is unknown, symptoms for either one of these conditions can be triggered by the use of certain skin care products and environmental conditions, especially the drying conditions frequently experienced during cold, windy winter months.

How Winter Months affects Rosacea and Eczema

Although rosacea is typically experienced year round with additional flare ups in winter, eczema is often experienced only in the fall and winter. This is due to the drying effects of the season. Cold winds on exposed skin can aggravate these conditions. Strong heat in buildings and at home can aggravate rosacea and cause dryness of the skin for sufferers of both of these skin conditions.

Best Product Ingredients for Winter Months

For those who are more prone to rosacea or eczema flare ups, especially during the winter, it is important to use products that will not only moisturize and heal the skin, but also contains ingredients that will be less likely to trigger a negative reaction or flare up.

Pyrithione Zinc is known to sooth dry skin and help to alleviate itching. Start your skincare routine with a soap-free cleanser like our DERMAdoctor Born to be Mild cleanser, then follow with moisturizer that contain one of the following ingredients:

Chamomile can reduce symptoms of both eczema and rosacea, promote healing, and moisturize the skin. It is also good for anyone with sensitive skin. Our Calm Cool & Corrected anti-redness tranquility cream will both soothe and moisturize.

Witch hazel is both antiseptic and moisturizing and is beneficial after cleaning and before moisturizing to minimize the risk of infection. Witch hazel can be soothing to skin that is itchy or irritated. Try using a moisturizer like our Ain’t Misbehavin’ SPF 30 moisturizer with witch hazel to soothe skin daily.

By using the right products and being aware of the best ingredients to use, those who have rosacea and eczema can easily minimize the effects that winter has on these conditions.

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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