Today we’d like to take some time to give some advice to those of our patients who struggle with rosacea daily. This chronic skin condition seems to pop up at the most inconvenient times. Seems like triggers are always around the corner, and, what’s worse, there is still no cure for rosacea. Unless you plan to sit around and wait, there are things you can do at home that can help curb and control your rosacea. That is, things you can do at home in addition to enlisting the assistance of a medical aesthetics specialist like Not Just Faces.
Do you have skin prone to inflammation and uncontrollable flare-ups? Read on to find out some helpful pointers to get the red out, or at the very least keep rosacea breakouts in check.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Did you just put on facial moisturizer? If not, do it now. If so, do it again. Some of our rosacea patients have expressed hesitation when it comes to putting products on their skin out of fear of triggering their skin redness. Moisturizer is one product you can go crazy with, because it helps create a protective skin barrier which keeps out chemical toxins and mechanical irritants.
Simplicity is Key
Keep a simple skincare routine. Limit the amount of products you use, and try to use products that incorporate the fewest, most effective ingredients. Products specifically designed for skin redness or sensitive skin are particularly helpful.
SPF it Up
Sunscreen is so important. Cumulative sun damage has been consistently shown to play a role in rosacea. Sunscreen can actually help prevent rosacea in susceptible patients, and it can also reduce flare-ups in those who have it.
Identify Your Personal Triggers
Do you get rosacea redness when you’re out in the sun or in the hot weather? Maybe when you have that extra margarita? Overexposure to the sun, temperature extremity, alcohol, some types of foods, and certainly stress can all play a role in intensifying rosacea. It’s important to know your body and to know your skin tendencies. That way you can avoid triggers. Your skin will thank you for it.
Be a Part of a Community
When you join the Not Just Faces Medical Aesthetics family, you’re joining a community of individuals who understand skin irregularities and adverse skin conditions. We’ve seen countless patients who’ve dealt with the same problems you live with. Together, we’ll help you achieve balance once again. We’ll make your skin more comfortable to be in.
Call Not Just Faces Medical to schedule your consultation.