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6 Simple Steps to Reduce the Effects of Rosacea

Written by KD Gates


Rosacea (pronounced "roh-ZAY-sha") is a medical condition that is usually accompanied by small pus-filled bumps and redness most often found on the cheeks. At this time there isn't a cure for rosacea. However, the steps listed below will help control inflammation, reduce redness, and improve the overall appearance of your skin.

Step 1 - Cleanse your skin twice daily with a water-soluble gel cleanser. The key to controlling rosacea is gentleness, so make sure to choose a cleanser with no fragrances or dyes and rinses easily without residue.

Step 2 - Tone skin with a gentle toner. Chose a toner that is free of alcohol, witch hazel, menthol, eucalyptus, and other irritating ingredients. This will help soothe your skin and control inflammation.

Step 3 - Apply salicylic acid (BHA / beta hydroxy acid) twice daily. This step is crucial because BHAs work to exfoliate the skin as well as the pore lining -- thus minimizing redness and irritation.

Step 4 -  Next, apply a sunscreen. Never skip this step. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 25 or greater with the following active sunscreen ingredients: titanium dioxide and or zinc oxide. Preferably choose a sunscreen in a lightweight, liquid form.

Step 5 - In the evening use a lightweight moisturizer. Serums and liquid moisturizers that are light in texture work great to properly hydrate skin. If your skin is dry, use a heavier moisturizer such as a lotion or cream.

Step 6 - At home solutions can be great for getting your rosacea under control but the addition of a topical prescription product such as Renova will aid in further improvement of your rosacea. Visit your favorite dermatologist to learn which prescription solution works best for you.

Final Note: When I think of rosacea, I immediately think of irritation, the culprit of your redness. If rosacea is a problem for you, be sure to use antioxidants and anti-irritants. In this case, too much of a good thing isn't bad. It’s helpful!

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Cheers to healthy and happy skin!



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