Acne is one of the most common skin care issues in the world, but it has a more annoying relative. Rosacea is not always as dramatic as acne, but it can be both more enduring and painful to deal with simply because it is hard to catch it before it becomes a full flare up. The redness, swelling, and sometimes pain of rosacea ensure that people suffering from it are constantly reminded of their skin’s ongoing issues. In some ways, the variety of symptoms that rosacea sufferers deal with due to its spectrum of severity makes it hard to pin down a single way to manage it. This is further complicated by the fact that no one perfectly understands how rosacea works. The best people know is that certain things can cause flare ups. With the complexity of rosacea in mind, OROGOLD has put together a quick primer on how best to care for rosacea. This should help you make the best of the time you’re managing the condition.
Most long term rosacea suffers quickly find out that certain foods and other substances are capable of causing flare ups. As a result, you need to try to look for any commonalities between rosacea flare ups if you’ve suffered from them more than once. This could give you something you need to avoid. Another good rule of thumb is to make sure that you wear your sunscreen. Rosacea can be triggered by excessive sunlight like many skin conditions. The trick is that you need to select your sunscreen with relative care. Try to find ones that utilize physical rather than chemical means to block the sun’s rays. These sunscreens are typically high in zinc oxide. Ideally, this will help protect your skin without introducing potential irritants to your skin like some chemical sunscreens are capable of doing.
One of the biggest skin care necessities is keeping your skin properly moisturized. This is more important if you’re fighting rosacea flareups. It is also a bit more difficult as rosacea can dry out the skin. OROGOLD strongly recommends that you find a good cream moisturizer. Creams are rich and soak into the skin over a longer period. This gives your a larger barrier of protection and moisture by comparison to other products. Additionally, many creams include soothing ingredients in them that will further help calm and soothe your skin. The companion rule to this is to avoid products that will dry out your skin. We’ve discussed before how dry skin is, in many ways, constantly sensitized. Rosacea has already made your skin problematic and adding another layer of complication to your skin’s well being won’t help matters.
Keep It Minimal
Another thing to remember is to keep your skin care and beauty routine as simple as possible. You should also stick to quality products that list all their ingredients. Products that use vague ingredients like “fragrance” tend to be of lower quality and the ingredients in the generic ingredient can sometimes irritate the skin. Sticking to using only the products you absolutely need as too many products on your skin can result in irritating it as well. This is especially true when it comes to makeup. Many people feel self-conscious about rosacea and attempt to cover it up thoroughly with makeup. We strongly caution you against doing this as this will also end up irritating your skin and making the flare up worse. Stay simple and clean in your product choices to keep your skin happy.
There is no getting around the fact that caring for rosacea is annoying. It is a taxing skin condition that leaves your skin constantly sensitized and makes it difficult to even cover up evidence that you’re fighting it. As a result, the best things you can do are often to avoid aggravating your skin further. OROGOLD recommends remembering these suggestions as well as following any instructions given to your by your dermatologist. It will take time, but you can get rosacea under control.