If you struggle with rosacea, we don’t have to tell you it can be challenging. Or perhaps, you suspect your skin is sensitive and have been wondering if you have rosacea. If so, you aren’t alone. According to studies done by the National Rosacea Society, as many as 415 million people are affected by this common skin condition. Here’s what you need to know:
What is rosacea and what does it look like?
Technically speaking, rosacea is a chronic skin condition that primarily affects adults after age thirty. The most common characteristics include redness or flushing that typically shows up in the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead area. Rosacea is a condition that may flare-up from time to time depending upon certain factors and triggers such as environment, lifestyle, and using incorrect products. In most cases, rosacea can be managed, but consulting a dermatologist is recommended for more extreme cases.
What ingredients are helpful for rosacea?
For addressing rosacea, choosing the right skincare can be a very important factor, as it is an inflammatory condition. Those with rosacea respond best to products that are soothing and calming as well as ingredients that target redness and irritation. A few favourite anti-inflammatory ingredients to look for when treating rosacea include: aloe, chamomile and oatmeal, azelaic acid, rose, licorice root, green tea, niacinamide, and allantoin.
Which ingredients and treatments should to potentially avoid when managing rosacea?
In addition to choosing the right skincare for supporting skin health, there are also a few things you’ll want to avoid if you struggle with flare-ups.
Avoid: exfoliators like salicylic and high % alpha-hydroxy acids.
Avoid: using hot water on the face.
Avoid: Waterproof makeup that takes a lot of added cleansing to remove fully.
Avoid: Pulling, touching and tugging the skin.
Avoid: All physically abrasive exfoliants and dermabrasions.
LESS IS MORE!! Rosacea is individual and everyone has unique triggers and its important to learn what works best for YOUR skin.
Additionally, you’ll want to be mindful of common skincare ingredients such as artificial fragrance, sulfates, some essential oils, and alcohols that can be too drying and potentially irritating for some skin types.
Glow Jar Beauty’s Product Picks for Rosacea Skin
For soothing skincare, these gentle formulations contain only what you need to support your skin.
- Dewy Moisture Mist - Our fine mist is made with aloe, green tea extract, seaweed extract and glycerin to help hydrate dry skin, soothe and calm skin inflammation and give you a hydrated glow.
Gentle Gel Cleanser - Fragrance free and designed to promote a healthy barrier, this daily face wash keeps skin clean and clear without depriving it of essential hydration and moisture.
- Moisturizing Face Cream - Suited to even the most sensitive complexions, this nourishing cream contains aloe and anti-inflammatory niacinamide for keeping your skin calm and glowing.
- Luminous Facial Oil – Organic, cold pressed Rosehip Oil is a dry oil that will absorb quickly into the skin without clogging the pores.
New Study Finds 415 Million People May Suffer From Rosacea Worldwide by The National Rosacea Society