Our skin is the largest organ in our body that forms a protective layer on all the other organs. It acts as a barrier against all types of environmental factors to make sure all the organs in our body stay safe. And this is why our skin has to face all the poor conditions itself and often gets damaged in the process. Indeed, the function of oru skin is to protect us, but it shouldn't come off as a shock to you if we tell you your skin needs protection too. Let’s look at 3 tips for people with rosacea.
We often take our skin for granted and put it in all types of hazardous situations – and even though it may not look like it got affected in many ways, many times, the consequences of our actions start showing on our skin much later in life. Sometimes in the form of early aging, other times as the appearance of dangerous skin disorders. One such skin disorder is Rosacea.
Rosacea is a common skin condition, and it's highly likely you have heard about it or met someone with the condition. It is so common in the US that an estimated more than 14 million people are known to have the condition. Moreover, people of all ages (especially middle-aged) and living in parts of the globe are prone to developing the condition.
If you have developed this condition or know someone with rosy, itchy cheeks – aka rosacea, then you must keep reading. Today we are sharing 3 tips for rosacea patients that will help them manage the symptoms and, hopefully, get rid of the condition one day. So without waiting any further – let's dive in!
What is Rosacea?
Before going on to the tips, it's first important to understand what rosacea really is – especially so it's easier for patients to know whether these tips would help them or not. Well, rosacea is basically a common skin condition that can have detrimental effects on not only a person's skin but also their lifestyle. It is a condition that mostly affects the face of a person – most particularly, the cheeks, chin, and nose.
With this, you can guess that long-term sun exposure is majorly caused. The condition is characterized by skin inflammation, which leads to redness and flushing in the affected region. Depending on the severity of the issue, it can also cause red bumps, acne-like spots, and itching all over the affected body part. It is most common in people above the age of 30 but thankfully. It can be prevented and treated.
3 Skincare Tips for Rosacea Pateints
1. Protect Your Skin from the Sun
We think this goes without saying g- you need to protect your skin from the sun and the harmful UV rays in it to make sure you don't develop any time of dangerous skin conditions. Patients with rosacea need to be extra careful when it comes to sunlight. You need to make sure no matter the weather or time of the sun – as long its day time and you can see the sun outside your window – you need to protect your skin! Apply sunscreen all year round; even when you are inside your home, you need to protect your already inflamed skin from the heat. However, when picking the sunscreen, make sure to look for a product that has
- silicone ( Oryclomethicone, dimethicone, or Cyclomethicone)
- zinc oxide or titanium dioxide
- SPF more 30
- no fragrance
2. Cleanse your Face Regularly
Doctors have observed that people with rosacea do not cleanse their faces enough; some don't even do it for days. Well, rightly so, as the condition causes irritation and inflammation, and so cleansing may be painful. But that’s exactly what you need to take care of. You should be careful when leasing your face but shouldn’t stop doing it altogether. Some tips to keep in mind when cleansing your rosacea-prone face:
- Do it gently, using your fingers, in a circular motion
- Go only for a mild cleanser – look for rosacea-friendly cleaners. Anything with alcohol or artificial fragrance can cause irritation.
- Rinse off the cleanser with lukewarm water; hot water can cause irritation. But make sure you get rid of all the product – leftover cleaner can cause inflammation.
- Do not rub your face with a towel afterward; try to pat it gently with a clean paper towel.
3. Moisturize your Skin Everyday
This is a skincare tip for everyone, but rosacea patients should be much more careful about this. You need to know the importance of moisturizers in your skincare; moisturizers hydrate your skin by trapping moisture, making it feel more comfortable and reducing the irritation over time. If you do not use moisturizer, you will damage the barrier on your skin, leading to redness and inflammation. Moisturizer is the best way to prevent your skin from getting dried and peeling off. However, once again, be very careful when buying a moisturizer for yourself. Only look for a product that is rosacea friendly. Avoid products with the following ingredients:
- Glycolic acid
- Lactic acid
- Sodium lauryl sulfate (often found in shampoos and toothpaste)
Rosacea is a common skin condition that has both genetic and environmental influences – but even if you do not have a genetic predisposition or family history of the disease, you can develop the condition – if you do not take proper care of your skin. Despite being so widespread and dangerous, the good news for rosacea-prone people is that the condition is easily preventable; hence you need to ensure you take all the right measures to take care of the skin. However, if you think it's too late and your skin is already showing symptoms of the disorder, then it's best to visit a dermatologist asap. If diagnosed in the early stages, rosacea can be easily treated. Always keep in mind the tips mentioned above, so it's easier for you to get rid of the problem!
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