Rosacea - daily skincare

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by katerynae on Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:56 pm

Rosacea - daily skincare


I am 29 y.o.and I have been recently diagnosed with papulopustular rosacea and prescribed to use finacea gel. I have used it once a day for two months and it helped me a lot (to reduce redness and spots). Now I have stopped using it as my condition has improved.

Can you please recommend other daily skin care e.g. cleansers, moisturizes and make up? What ingredients do I need to look out for and what to avoid?

Many thank in advance for reply!

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by poorlyone on Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:44 pm

Re: Rosacea - daily skincare

I am not a medical professional but I do suffer from rosacea. I cannot use any proprietary brands of cleansers, even those devised for people with rosacea. The only product I can use is Borage and Calendula Balm. It can be used as a moisturiser and cleanser and is made by Kate Logan Beauty. She is a facialist and has a website and if you email and describe your skin condition she will advise you. I am not trying to advertise or 'push' this product. It may not suit you. Like most products it won't suit everybody. It took me months and months to find anything I could use so if this information is helpful to you, I'm glad to pass it on. Good luck.

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by Wendy Green on Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:26 pm

Re: Rosacea - daily skincare

Hi Katerynae,

Below are some skin care and make-up tips that I hope you will find beneficial:

1. Choose skin care products that contain natural, soothing, ingredients such as aloe vera, chamomile and cucumber.

2. Avoid products containing the following ingredients, as they may exacerbate your rosacea: alcohol, acetone, clove oil, menthol, peppermint oil, witch hazel; avoid sunscreens containing chemicals like benzophenones and methoxycinnamates; instead choose a mineral-based sun cream - these form a barrier that reflects sunlight and usually contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

3. Avoid using face scrubs.

4. You can buy a range of skin care products especially formulated for rosacea sufferers using natural ingredients such as rosehip oil and calendula extract here:
The range includes a mild cleanser, a redness-reducing day cream, a sun cream, a night cream and a foundation. Liz Earle's range of skin care products are also gentle enough for most rosacea sufferers:

5. Always carry out a patch test when using a product for the first time

6. Choose mineral-based cosmetics, as these are less likely to irritate the skin and can actually calm and soothe the skin. Well-known ranges include Bare Minerals:, Lily Lolo: and Jane Iredale: . Also, most high street brands now include mineral-based products.

Best wishes,

Wendy :)

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