How to Update Your Skincare Routine for Rosacea Prone Skin
If you're struggling with rosacea, you're not alone. Around 16 million Americans suffer from rosacea, with most people unaware of this condition. Now is the time to find out if you have rosacea and to update your skincare routine accordingly.
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels on your face. Symptoms include acne, flushing, skin discoloration, skin thickening, and eye irritation.
What causes rosacea?
The cause of rosacea is unknown, but it could be due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors.
A number of factors can trigger flare-ups, including:
- Hot drinks and spicy foods
- Red wine and other alcoholic beverages
- Temperature extremes
- Sunlight or wind
- Drugs that dilate blood vessels, including some blood pressure medications
- Various cosmetic products
What is the treatment for rosacea?
While there is no cure for rosacea, treatment can control and reduce the signs and symptoms. To help you navigate your way through the symptoms and flare-ups of rosacea, here's a breakdown of a dermatologist-recommended AM and PM skincare regimen.
For a morning skincare regimen, board certified dermatologist, Dr. Lily Talakoub, recommends washing with a gentle cleanser SkinKure Calming Cleanser, followed by a Vitamin C like, iS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum, a hydrating moisturizer Comfort Zone Remedy Defense Cream, followed by sunscreen with at least SPF 50 SkinKure Oil Free Mineral SPF 50.
Before bed, Dr. Lily Talakoub recommends cleansing with Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser, Vitamin C iS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum and moisturizing with Augustinus Bader The Cream.
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