You might be fed up of flushed, bumpy and inflamed skin but rest assured we understand how frustrating it can be, here's how it can be managed and minimized.
You might be fed up of flushed, bumpy and inflamed skin but rest assured, this common skin condition can be managed and minimized by changing elements of your daily routine ever so slightly. We understand how frustrating it can be, not knowing an exact cause or solution, so we have jotted down our top tips for keeping your rosacea flare ups to a minimum.
• Remove any harsh foaming agents from your skin care routine
Foaming cleansers can upset the pH balance of your skin. Try not to aggravate your skin by rubbing your skin dry. Use a soft, clean towel to pat your skin dry.
• Listen to your skin and the severity of your rosacea flare-ups from day to day
Moisturise with a super nourishing cream, such as our Moisture Rich Face Cream, for days when you are experiencing dry/tight/flaky skin and a light moisturiser, such as our Balancing Face Moisturiser, for days when your skin is bound to be a little more normal/combination/oily, such as around hormonal times. In doing this you will be managing issues that could later cause acute rosacea flare-ups.
• Avoid abrasive exfoliants
Chunky-grain exfoliators could tear and aggravate skin and any toners that contain alcohol or witch hazel. Those who experience ‘acne rosacea’ flare-ups can use products containing the beta hydroxyl acid (BHA), salicylic acid, which is an anti-inflammatory and helps to minimize blemishes. If you prefer to slough away dead skin cells, use our nourishing Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm. It is ultra effective thanks to the oat powder releasing natural starches, which are calming and soothe irritated skin. Use a muslin cloth when you cleanse to further exfoliate each day.
• Steer clear of synthetic fragrance and alcohol in products
Synthetic fragrance and alcohol could exacerbate skin irritation and rosacea flare-ups as they can strip skin of moisture.
• Wear sun protection
If you are prone to rosacea flare-ups, your skin will be particularly sensitive to sunlight. It is key that you protect your skin by ensuring you wear sun protection. Go natural when choosing your sun protection as synthetic sun filters can exacerbate issues. Our Natural Protection Moisturiser SPF25 protects skin from UVA and UVB rays whilst keeping skin balanced and hydrated. Fancy a little coverage and colour? Our Natural Perfection BB Cream SPF25 will minimize the appearance of blemishes and uneven skin tone whilst protecting skin from the sun’s rays.
• Boost your intake of fatty acids
Boost your intake of omegas 3, 6, and 9. Omegas 3,6 and 9, which are essential for optimum health are known for their anti-inflammatory benefits but not possible for us to produce. Boost your intake of these essential fatty acids by introducing supplements into your diet. Consume foods such as oily fish and avocados and choose skincare that feeds your skin cells with and contain ingredients with high levels of essential acid content. Additionally these essential fatty acids can be fed into your skin through your skincare. Use products containing pure essential oils such as kukui nut oil and rosehip oils, packed full of essential fatty acids and vitamins. These key ingredients can be found in our Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm, Radiance Face Oil and Moisture Rich Face Cream – the 3 simple steps to radiant skin!
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