I’m blessed with exceptionally sensitive skin. And if there’s one topic I can talk to you about for hours, it’s how to deal with the chronic, inflammatory skin condition that is rosacea.
I’ve made it my life’s mission to find products that nourish, reduce redness, and leave my skin feeling soft (and not on fire, preferably).
“[Rosacea] usually starts with red blushes and flushes, progressing to small red bumps and pus-filled spots (papules and pustules) which come and go,” explains Dr Naomi McCullum, a Sydney-based cosmetic doctor.
There isn’t a known cure for rosacea, but there are effective treatments available that can help people to manage their symptoms. Your Dermatologist or GP can undertake a thorough examination and provide a tailored approach for you.
But when it comes to my skin, These are the three that have kept my rosacea at bay, give these beauties a go.
1. A gentle cleanser.
“People living with rosacea should check their skincare routine with their dermatologist or GP to ensure it is suitable with their skin-type. I often advise my clients to clean their face with a mild and non-abrasive cleanser, then rinse with lukewarm water and blot the face dry with a thick cotton towel or muslin cloth.” Dr Naomi says.
I use Cetaphil Daily Cleanser, as it is incredibly gentle, and it cleans you skin well. It does what it is supposed to do without flaring up your skin. You can buy it here.
2. A hydrating face cream.
I love Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream. Love love love. Extra-gentle, oil-free moisturizing cream feels calming straight away. And it reduces visible redness - yes even rosacea. You can buy it here. I use it every, single day.
The Glow Tip: A serum is also a great option at hydrating and calming the skin. We recommend Ultraceuticals Ultra-Red Action Complex ($45), which is fast acting and nasties-free.