Red rosy cheeks sure look festive on Santa, but for those that suffer from the common skin condition known as rosacea, a good skin care plan, focused on protection, will help keep the skin merry and bright.
While there’s no known cure for rosacea (yet!), experts agree that prevention and maintenance is key. Here are a few tips for minimizing the appearance of rosacea flare-ups over the holidays.
Rosacea-Prone Skin Care Guide
Having healthy-looking skin should be the primary goal of any skin care routine. Using a mild cleanser and moisturizer every day is essential. Look for complementary targeted products to add to your routine that are anti-inflammatory and soothing for the feel of the skin. Ingredients such as colostrum, green tea, vitamins A, C, E, and B5 are excellent choices to help relieve the look of rosacea.
Avoid Rosacea Triggers
During the winter and festive season, managing your exposure to triggers can be challenging. For some, it’s hot beverages like coffee and tea, for others it’s red wine or cocktails, or all of the above! The most well-known triggers for rosacea include spicy foods, alcohol, heat, sun exposure, and stress. Do your best to avoid known triggers while celebrating. But you should also be mindful of the ingredients in your skin and hair care products. Stay away from astringents and toners, which can strip your skin of essential oils and aggravate rosacea. Also, be sure to limit topical products with alcohol, camphor, menthol, and sodium lauryl sulfate.
At some point, visiting your dermatologist, who will properly diagnose your symptoms is recommended because redness isn’t always the result of rosacea. If the skin looks red and dry or feels rough and irritated, the skin’s immunity is most likely compromised. Other possible culprits for your symptoms include acne, eczema, or atopic dermatitis. There are prescriptions and topical products that can help calm the look and feel of the skin and promote the benefits of a healthy acid mantle. Of course, quality skin care products should be part of the plan.
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