Understanding Rosacea: Skincare Tips & Management

Understanding Rosacea: Skincare Tips & Management

As April unfolds, so does Rosacea Awareness Month, shedding light on a skin condition that affects millions worldwide. Rosacea is characterized by persistent redness, visible blood vessels, and sometimes breakouts around the chin, nose and cheeks. It can be triggered by various factors such as sun exposure, stress, spicy foods, alcohol, and extreme heat. While it may not have a cure, managing Rosacea involves understanding triggers and adopting a skincare routine tailored to soothe and protect the skin.


What is Rosacea?


Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that primarily affects the face, particularly the cheeks, nose, chin, and sometimes forehead. Rosacea can vary in severity, from mild to severe, and it tends to worsen over time if left untreated.


Tips for Managing Rosacea:


  • Gentle Cleansing: Opt for gentle cleansers like The Aqua Fresca and The Bare Bar, specially formulated to repair the skin barrier and keep it hydrated. Avoid harsh scrubs and abrasive products that can irritate sensitive skin.
  • Hydration is Key: Keep the skin hydrated with lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizers. Look for products with soothing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides to help maintain moisture levels without clogging pores.
  • Calming Treatments: Incorporate products like The Moon Shine, a calming oil designed to reduce inflammation and redness. Its soothing botanical extracts help calm irritated skin and promote a more even complexion.
    • In addition to skincare solutions, our mineral makeup line offers a gentle touch to soothe and protect sensitive skin. Specifically designed to correct redness associated with conditions like Rosacea, our makeup is infused with mineral zinc oxide, providing an excellent UVB and UVA protection against the harmful effects of the sun.
    • What's more, it's enriched with vitamin E, superoxide dismutase, and green tea extract—three powerful antioxidants that combat free radicals, promoting a healthier complexion from within. With its light texture, our mineral makeup allows your skin to breathe, ensuring comfort throughout the day.
  • Sun Protection: Protect your skin from harmful UV rays by wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen daily. Opt for a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and reapply every two hours, especially if you're spending time outdoors.
  • Avoid Triggers: Identify and avoid triggers that exacerbate Rosacea symptoms. Common triggers include spicy foods, hot beverages, alcohol, extreme heat, and stress. Keeping a diary can help you track and manage your triggers effectively.
  • IPL Therapy: Our aesthetician and co-founder has been working with optometrists to provide treatments designed to reduce ocular Rosacea symptoms. For those experiencing ocular Rosacea, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy can be beneficial. IPL technology targets blood vessels beneath the skin's surface, reducing inflammation and redness around the eyes. 


Rosacea may pose challenges, but with the right skincare regimen and lifestyle adjustments, managing its symptoms is achievable. By incorporating gentle cleansers, hydrating moisturizers, calming treatments, and seeking professional assistance when needed, individuals with Rosacea can experience relief and improve the overall health of their skin.

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