The itchiness, the redness, the sheer discomfort – rosacea is certainly a difficult skin condition to live with but it's also treatable. You just need to find the right products that work for you and your budget. Here are the products and ingredients we suggest you keep an eye out for if soothing rosacea is on your to-do list this year.
Apply Natural Anti-Inflammatories
The inflammation caused by rosacea can make the skin feel itchier and cause more redness. Treating it is step one and you don't need to spend big bucks to do so. Natural products like chamomile, oatmeal and lavender are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. They can help soothe the irritation after a flare up, help the skin’s inflammation settle down, and hydrate to keep future outbreaks at bay. You can use these items alone or you can look for natural skin care products that contain these products as a primary ingredient.
Use Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera gels or creams can be a lifesaver for someone suffering from rosacea. Not only does the aloe soothe and calm the painful irritation of an outbreak, but it also helps clear the red marks and lines caused by rosacea. Calming and healing are the two major concerns of anyone suffering from rosacea so aloe vera gel may be your best ally. Aloe vera does naturally have a slight odour and can also feel sticky or wet. To avoid the discomfort of it, you can either apply it only before bed, or look for products that contain high concentrations of aloe vera that are still light, smooth and absorbant.
Choose Hypo-Allergenic Products
Don’t use any facial cleansers, moisturizers or any other products that contain perfumes or artificial ingredients. These can stimulate irritation and cause a flare up. A good place to start is with products that are hypo-allergenic and fragrance-free. Stick to products that contain mostly natural ingredients and few ingredients, as well. In fact, check with your dermatologist or pharmacist before trying any new products on your face at all. It's always a good idea to make sure the products you are thinking of using won't react with your skin before you invest in them.