STEP-BY-STEP ROSACEA MANAGEMENT FROM HOME
- Wet the face with body temperature water and apply nonfragranced cleanser. If you have a dry skin use nonfoaming or low foaming cleanser and if you have oilier skin, use a slightly more aggressive foaming cleanser. Monitor your skin and if you are experiencing flares, use a nonfoaming cleanser.
- Apply nonalcoholic toners containing hydrators and make sure you chose the toner that has no stripping ingredients or fragrance, because they may cause flushing in the skin. Make sure to Pat the skin with a dry and clean towel, because wiping with a towel can cause the flushing.
- Use A soothing serum, reducing pain serum or hydrating serums that contains soothing ingredients to calm down the redness. Peptides are now included in serums for the redness to help to decrease swelling and reducing the appearance of redness.
- If you are have seen the dermatologist and following the discerption, this step is usually when you apply medication.
- Depends on your skin type apply fragrance-free moisturizer and sunscreen that contains SPF 15 or higher.
- Use the fragrance-free and non-foaming cleanser to remove your makeup. Using a cleansing sponge may cause redness, so it’s better to apply cleanser with the fingertips and gently or slightly wet the skin and massage the cleanser to dissolve makeup and gently wipe off with the wet cotton pads and apply body temperature water to remove remaining cleanser.
- The same as morning home-care, apply nonalcoholic toners containing hydrators and make sure you chose the toner that has no stripping ingredients or fragrance.
- The same as morning home-care use a soothing serum, reducing pain serum or hydrating serums.
- If you are taking a medication to apply in this step.
Skin Care Products for Rosacea
When choosing a skin care product, avoid any product with the potential to damage or stimulate blood flow in skin and exposure to any product that can cause redness or inflammation and treat the skin as sensitive skin.
- Cleansers: wash off cleansers are the best to use. Just remember to choose the right cleanser depends on your skin type. For dry skin use nonfoaming or low foaming cleanser and for oilier skin, use slightly more aggressive foaming cleanser and Avoid any toner with alcohol.
- Moisturizers: Fragrance-free and lightweight hydrating moisturizers are the best to use for people with rosacea.
- Sunscreens: Since the major flare trigger in people with rosacea is sun exposure, using everyday fragrance-free sunscreen that contains SPF 15 or higher is very important to use.
- Exfoliants: Depends on your skin type When choosing exfoliants, must be very careful and you should not apply them when feeling a burn or flare in the skin. In general, the best exfoliants to use and lightly applying to the skin are the mild Alpha hydroxy (AHA) or Beta Hydroxy (BHA) serum or lotion with a PH no lower than 3.5. Monitor the skin when applying lotions and stop if your skin is not tolerating it and get the advice from your dermatologist.
- Soothing Products: these products are always available to reduce the pain and redness while preventing flushing. They are more effective in serum form and typically used after cleansing and before applying a sunscreen or moisturizer.
Medical Treatment for Rosacea
The goal in the medical treatment of rosacea is to reduce inflammation, reduce and control flares, flushing, and, in some cases, kill or reduce bacteria associated with papules and pustules. Usually, after using a cleanser and before applying moisturizer and sunscreen A topical medication has to be applied to the skin and it’s very important to follow your dermatologist instruction to take apply this step.
The most commonly used treatment drugs of rosacea are known as Metrogel, Metrocream, Metrolotion or Noritate. All of them have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. Other antibiotics, such as tetracycline, and minocycline are also occasionally prescribed by dermatologists for patients with more severe rosacea. As a medical treatment, they also use a laser to help control flares and reduce redness on the appearance of skin. Surgical treatment of rosacea is sometimes required. Laser and plastic surgery sometimes are used to reduce or remove excess tissues developed in illness area of skin.
LED (Light-emitting diode) treatment is another treatment for redness using non-burning, low-wattage lights that flash rapidly to energize activities of the skin and treat the varies symptoms of sun damage and reduce the redness of skin with Rosacea.