You Are Not Alone: Skincare For Rosacea Patients

Image Of Woman Following Rosacea Treatment - LocateADoc.comRosacea is a skin disorder that covers the cheek and nose area with redness and pimples without white or blackheads. It causes burning, flushness, and embarrassment for many of its patients. If you are a victim of these symptoms, you are not alone. 14 million Americans suffer from this condition. Although studies are still underway to determine some of the causes, broad steps in skin care have been made to treat patients and provide relief.

One major trigger could be due to your facial cleaning products. Alcohol, menthol, and witch hazel products cause stinging, burning, and redness, and should not be used by patients with rosacea. Sulfur-based, fragrance-free topical cleansers work best to fight the symptoms. These types of products can be bought over the counter and do not require a visit to the doctor. Antibiotic topical cleansers are also useful. The doctor at a dermatology office can prescribe these, along with making a plan to avoid other triggers.

Pure mineral based makeup products can cover redness and blemishes during and after treatment. These types of makeups cling to the oil on the skin instead of the water, providing a radiant glow. Choose a non-powder product to avoid extenuating dry, flaky skin. To keep redness to a minimum, green tinted pre-foundations are a great choice.

You shouldn’t feel embarrassed about your rosacea. Fight back against your skin disorder to become confident in your skin once more.

Further Reading

  • Teenagers and many adults can suffer from acne and its side effects for several years, and severe cases of acne can cause excessive scarring and trauma to the skin. While some acne treatments at medical spas and cosmetic dermatology centers can help to keep acne under control, most acne sufferers need to maintain a healthy skin care routine to keep breakouts at bay. A recent study published in the July 2010 issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology shows that a once-daily treatment of the Retin-A Micro® Pump in the morning, along with a benzoyl peroxide treatment, can help to keep acne under control.

  • Many people suffering from acne turn to prescription benzoyl peroxide cleansers and powerful cleansing solutions made with salicylic acid to help clear up congested pores and calm down irritated skin. However, these acne treatments may aggravate the skin even further.

  • Rosacea is a common skin disorder in the United States and is identified by excessive redness of the skin, along with transient papules and pustules. This chronic skin condition affects about 14 million Americans and cause significant psychological and self-esteem problems if it is left untreated. Current rosacea treatments include Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL) and topical ointments. However, the FDA is currently reviewing a new drug by Sol-Gel Technologies that may offer multiple benefits for rosacea patients.