Rosacea is a skin condition that causes blushing or flushing and visible blood vessels in your face. Millions of people suffer from this skin condition, and many of those people are redheads. For those that have rosacea, there is no cure, but there are ways you can keep it at bay. Here are some of our redhead tips for treating rosacea.
1. Wash gently
Those who suffer from rosacea often want to skip washing because it feels like it irritates the skin. The truth is cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser will help remove dirt and oils that are causing some of that irritation. Opt for a gentle, rosacea-friendly cleanser and cleanse twice a day for optimal results.
2. Stay moisturized
Rosacea can occur in both dry and oily skin, but either way, it’s important to stay moisturized. You can also use a barrier cream to help repair the skin’s moisture barrier for healthier skin. Opt for a lightweight moisturizer during the day and a heavier moisturizer at night or in the winter.
3. Use sun protection year round
Redheads are extra prone to sunburn, and sunburn is a nightmare for those with rosacea. Prevent sun damage and keep skin safe by using sun protection year-round. Opt for a rosacea-friendly sunscreen and pair it with a hat and keep out of direct light as much as possible.
4. Avoid certain ingredients
Redheads tend to have more sensitive skin, and those with rosacea are even more sensitive. Keep an eye on the ingredients in your skincare and makeup products and avoid things like fragrance, alcohol, camphor, glycolic acid, lactic acid, menthol, and sulfates. It’s also a good idea to spot test any new products before applying them to the skin.
5. Be gentle
Having a skin condition means your skin is more sensitive than others. Be gentle with your skin, use products without harsh chemicals, opt for sensitive skin and rosacea safe products, keep exfoliating to a minimum and avoid rubbing, scratching, or picking of the skin.
6. Visit a dermatologist
If you’re suffering from Rosacea you may need to visit a dermatologist. They will be able to examine your skin and give you more specific recommendations as well as medicated products to help alleviate irritation and redness.
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