Anything that irritates your skin can worsen rosacea. To prevent this, you want to avoid rubbing or scrubbing your face. That means no washcloths, facial sponges, or exfoliating. Making these tips a part of your skin care routine can help you take better care of your rosacea-prone skin.
How often should you exfoliate if you have rosacea?
Exfoliate once a week to see results if you have sensitive skin or mild rosacea; reduce it to once every seven to ten days for hypersensitive skin. You’ll soon know if you’ve over-exfoliated; your skin may feel tight or more sensitive. It’s all about keeping your skin barrier healthy.
How do I exfoliate my face with rosacea?
Use a skin soothing leave-on BHA exfoliant once or twice a day. BHA exfoliates and also reduces redness and dry, flaky skin as well as helping with spots and blackheads. Note, if you have skin prone to rosacea you may want to start using a BHA exfoliant every other day and build up to once every day.
What exfoliant can I use with rosacea?
I prefer chemical exfoliants for rosacea-prone skin types over the mechanical scrubs. Try products with mandelic, lactic or glycolic acid.
What should you not use on your face if you have rosacea?
Avoid potent ingredients: Amy Fu, H2O+ director of R&D, says more skincare ingredients to avoid if you have rosacea include: alcohol, witch hazel, menthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil, peppermint, and glycolic acid. 6. Don’t spend too much time in the sun: Too much fun in the sun can be harmful as well.
Is niacinamide good for rosacea?
Niacinamide acts as an antioxidant, is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing. It reduces fine line and wrinkles, skin pigmentation and sebum production. It is increasingly used to help treat acne and rosacea and can help improve epidermal barrier function by increasing the production of ceramides.
Does hyaluronic acid help rosacea?
Hyaluronic acid is one of the only acids which rosacea skin should be using, since it’s super hydrating and not what you might commonly think of as an ‘acid’. It’s suitable for use for rosacea sufferers.
Is AHA or BHA better for rosacea?
You may also have more success with BHAs if you wanted to reduce rosacea-related redness. If you’re primarily looking for dry skin relief or anti-aging benefits, try an AHA. If you want to tackle acne, look to BHAs.
Is AHA BHA bad for rosacea?
Lactic acid and Glycolic acids are the most widely known and utilized AHA’s in the skincare world. You can’t go wrong with either one of these AHAs. Both AHAs are incredibly mild and gentle on your skin, even for the most irritated skin, like rosacea prone.
Is salicylic acid OK for rosacea?
Although rosacea can appear like acne, many acne treatments are irritating for people with rosacea. Don’t use products that contain retinoids or salicylic acid.
Is azelaic acid An exfoliator?
Paul Jarrod Frank, MD, cosmetic dermatologist and founder of the PFRANKMD, says azelaic acid is a more gentle exfoliant than other alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), including glycolic, lactic and mandelic acids.
Why did I suddenly develop rosacea?
Anything that causes your rosacea to flare is called a trigger. Sunlight and hairspray are common rosacea triggers. Other common triggers include heat, stress, alcohol, and spicy foods. Triggers differ from person to person.
Does retinol help rosacea?
Retinoids, including topical tretinoin and low-dose oral isotretinoin, are similar to vitamin A. Doctors sometimes prescribe these to treat rosacea when antibiotics fail. Retinoids may help reduce the appearance of pus-filled or red bumps, but sometimes make skin redness and spider veins look worse.