Rosacea is a skin condition that affects many people and is often accompanied by redness and inflammation on the face. Many affected women tell me that their rosacea arose during menopause, including me. Hormonal fluctuations and a lack of hormones can make the skin more susceptible to skin diseases.
Rosacea-friendly skin care can help relieve symptoms and soothe skin. But what should you pay attention to when choosing the right care products?
Less is more!
First of all, you should avoid products with fragrances, alcohol and too many oils. These ingredients can further irritate the skin and lead to further inflammation. Instead, you should opt for minimalist products that are specifically designed for sensitive skin and contain mild, soothing ingredients, such as aloe vera , white tea or magnolia.
An effective rosacea care routine consists of four steps: cleanse, tone, moisturize and protect. Start with a gentle cleanse to remove dirt and makeup without irritating the skin. Cleansing too aggressively can weaken the skin barrier and increase the symptoms of rosacea.
You should then use a mild facial toner to tone and soothe the skin. A mild, alcohol-free formulation is ideal here.
Next comes moisturizer. Choose a soothing serum and a lightweight, moisturizing cream designed specifically for sensitive skin. Make sure that the cream is not too rich in oils and heavy ingredients that can damage the skin “to cover” . Heat build-up can then very easily occur, which makes rosacea worse.
Finally, you should protect your skin from harmful UV rays. I recommend sunscreen powder as it allows the skin to breathe, or mineral makeup if you prefer. If you don't want to use powder , then at least use oil-free make-up.
In summary, rosacea-friendly skin care includes gentle, soothing ingredients and avoids harsh cleansers, rich creams, and heavy sunscreens.
I hope these tips have helped you develop a skin care routine that is good for your skin and helps relieve the symptoms of rosacea.