Rosacea is a skin condition which is caused by abnormal blood vessels, which present itself as pink and red blotches on your skin’s surface, often accompanied by small bumps. While professional treatment will help with rosacea, there are ways you can manage it between sessions. Here’s how you can reduce the appearance of rosacea.
- Use a tinted moisturiser
Using a tinted moisturiser won’t treat rosacea, but it will make it less noticeable and allow you to go about your day with more confidence.
- Avoid extreme weather conditions
Extreme weather conditions like very high temperatures and harsh winds can cause your rosacea to flare up. While it can be difficult to avoid going outside altogether, you can always try and reduce the time spent outdoors during peak times.
- Use natural products with hypoallergenic ingredients
The more ingredients that your make-up and creams have, the more potential irritants there are. If you know you have specific allergies, look for products that are made with hypoallergenic ingredients. Mineral makeup and soap-free cleansers are known to be gentler on rosacea-affected skin.
- Sun protection
As we all know, the sun damages skin and people with skin conditions such as rosacea are often more sensitive to the sun’s rays. Extended exposure to sunlight can cause rosacea to become irritated, which is why it’s important to always wear a high SPF+ product when stepping out into the sun and to use extra protection by wearing a hat or staying in the shade.
- Avoid certain foods
If you have any food allergies, you may find that certain ingredients can affect your rosacea. It may help you to have an allergy blood test done if you unsure whether you have any food allergies. A common is one is red wine, which is known to intensify the appearance of rosacea as alcohol dilates the blood vessels, bringing them to the surface of the skin.
The Victoria Dermal Group are skin care experts. We can help diagnose and treat your rosacea as well a large variety of other skin conditions. Get in touch with us today to discuss your skin care needs.
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