Marissa Hicken, Web Content Editor for New Beauty blog has put together six tips to deal with rosacea.
Rosacea is a simple condition that can be hard to control. It simply means that the facial blood vessels enlarge. However, the triggers/flares vary from patient to patient which is what makes it difficult to control. It could be certain food that sets it off, or stress. Keeping a journal about what one eats, drinks, and flares can help pinpoint outbreak patterns.
Here are Marissa’s tips:
- Avoid overheating.
- Use a scarf to cover the face from wind and cold.
- Use sunscreen. According to New Beauty, specifically: “Apply a sunscreen before going outside since sun exposure can cause rosacea to flare. Look for sunscreens that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide (as these ingredients are the least irritating), have broad-spectrum protection and have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30. A sunscreen that contains silicone also can help protect the skin and minimize stinging and redness. On the list of ingredients, silicone may be called dimethicone or cyclomethicone.”
- Avoid rubbing,scrubbing, and/or massaging the face.
- Make sure hair spray doesn’t coat the face.
- Follow simple skin care routine without excessive products.