Living with Rosacea

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Living with RosaceaWhen living with rosacea, it's important to treat your skin gently. If you have serious redness, you might need to see a doctor, but if your case is milder, you can try altering your skin care routine.

For starters, make sure to steer clear of harsh, abrasive scrubs, cleansers and masks; they can irritate your face and may damage your sensitive skin. Instead use a gentle cleanser, like Born to Be Mild to wash your face and body. To gently care for your skin, keep an eye out for products with these soothing ingredients.

White and Green Teas - Just as drinking a few cups of these teas a day will improve your health, your skin care routine will benefit from White and Green Tea extracts. They have anti-microbial and photo-protective properties in addition to all those antioxidants. We recommend Calm Cool & Corrected anti-redness tranquility cream to give your skin its daily dose of tea.

Lavender - This herb is one of the most useful herbs you can incorporate into your skincare routine. Lavender helps fight inflammation and bacteria and can shrink the prominent blood vessels associated with rosacea. For an easy and natural skin soother, you can rub some lavender essential oil on your skin. Make sure to first apply only a test-patch of the oil to skin in order to see how your skin reacts.

Chamomile - This is another herb with many soothing and anti-inflammatory properties due to a type of antioxidants called flavonoids. (You may want to avoid this ingredient, though, if you are allergic to ragweed, daisies and marigolds.) For soothing and calming skin with the aid of chamomile, once again reach for the Calm Cool & Corrected anti-redness tranquility cream as a daily moisturizer.

Licorice – This root can help to ease redness. Its power comes from a combination of coumarins, flavonoids, plant sterols and glycyrrhizin.

Finally, remember that sun exposure can make rosacea worse, so always wear sunscreen. While many sunscreens may contain ingredients that can irritate rosacea, Photodynamic Therapy liquid red light anti-aging lotion with broad spectrum SPF 30 protects skin from the harsh rays of the sun while infusing skin with soothing ingredients including the afore-mentioned green and white teas.

You can help keep rosacea in check with a few lifestyle changes and by researching your products and reading the labels. Remember that for sensitive skin, simpler is always better. Also, be sure and test any new product or ingredient on a small area of your skin to make sure you don’t have an issue with it before using it.  With the right care, your skin will have a natural, healthy glow.

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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