Rosacea is a skin disease associated with sensitive skin where there is a flushing cascade effect that causes the skin of the face to stay red long after a normal flush or blush would have faded away. Since rosacea is associated with sensitive skin, and the wrong skin care products aggravate the condition, it is important for those with the disease to find the best skincare for rosacea skin.
Rosacea is a progressive disease. It may begin with blushing easily or flushing frequently. As the disease progresses, the flushing and blushing happen more frequently and the redness lasts longer. Eventually the entire face may frequently be red for long periods of time. Bumps may appear on the skin and tiny blood vessels may enlarge and appear on the surface of the skin. Although the Mayo Clinic states the disease is usually cyclic, if left untreated, more blood vessels and bumps may appear, and some of the skin around the nose may thicken. For these reasons, catching the condition early and treating it effectively with the best skincare for rosacea skin are important.
What is the best skincare for rosacea skin?
Treating rosacea skin begins with purchasing milder skin care products without ingredients that irritate sensitive skin. This involves finding skin care products with little or no alcohol, fragrance and parabens. A dermatologist may recommend products including Cetaphil and Eucerin for people with the early stages of rosacea. However, Cetaphyl cleanser is made up of 8 ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Stearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben. The cetyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate, and parabens are known irritants which are also found in the Eucerin cleanser. In other words, frequently the products recommended as good skin care for rosacea skin are products that aggravate sensitive skin and make the problem worse.
A doctor or dermatologist may prescribe products such as Metronidazole and Finacea to treat rosacea. While these prescriptions do help some people, many rosacea patients find that these prescriptions are costly, ineffective, and still leave them with problems finding cleansers, toners and sun screens that work with the prescriptions to clear up the redness of rosacea skin.
A new skin care product shows great promise in treating rosacea and other sensitive skin issues. The Rodan + Fields Sooth Regimen is less expensive than prescription products and often as effective, even more effective. The Rodan + Fields Soothe cleanser bypasses irritants like cetyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate, and parabens, and clinical trials indicate the Soothe treatment treats the most rosacea symptoms: redness, dryness, stinging peeling and overall irritation by rebuilding the skin’s natural moisture and protective barriers. Click on the ingredients link for the complete list of Soothe ingredients.
Other ways to provide good skincare for rosacea skin involve avoiding environmental and emotional triggers known to bring on rosacea flare-ups such as spicy foods, stress, heat, humidity, cold wind, and other environmental irritants. Catching rosacea early, avoiding rosacea triggers, consulting with a doctor or dermatologist, trying different products for sensitive skin are all ways to provide the best skincare for rosacea skin.
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