Struggling with sensitive skin that’s prone to redness and rosacea? You’re not alone. According to the National Rosacea Society, an estimated 415 million people struggle with it. You probably have a million questions, and we totally get that. However, unfortunately, Rosacea is still kind of a mystery in the skin world. We don’t know the main cause of it, other than the fact that people that have it obtain increased levels of inflammatory proteins called cathelicidins in their skin. We definitely know Rosacea is genetic but environmental and lifestyle factors absolutely play a role too.
So how can you help it? Here we’ll share some tips on how to address redness and take care of your skin if you have this condition.
1. Don’t be afraid to use skincare products
It can be intimidating to uses certain skincare products because of the fear of irrigation and flare-ups. But you’ll have to do more than cleanse and moisturize in order to actually help the condition. Products that will reduce the inflammation, fight free-radical damage and boost collagen production all should be in your routine. Calming ingredients like Aloe will help inflammation, vitamin C will protect you from free-radical damage, and time-released retinol will product collagen production and help to reduce redness. Also, a little pro-tip, products with high levels of Zinc covered and reduces redness like a charm! So look for products like that!
This seems like a given, but some flare-up triggers are not as obvious as you think. Here is a list of things that could be irritating your Rosacea:
Sunscreen use is non-negotiable. Not only is it THE most important thing you can do for yourself anti-aging wise, but it can also help keep your Rosacea under control. The pathogenesis of rosacea may not be fully understood yet, but we know that cumulative sun damage plays a role. Therefore, sunscreen use helps prevent flare-ups. Pro-tip: Sensitive skin people tend to like Mineral sunscreens as opposed to chemical sunscreen because of its high Zinc levels. (If you don’t know the difference between chemical and mineral sunscreens, click here).
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