Tip number one is you want to calm down any flare-ups that might appear on your skin. You can do anything from adding ice packs to your skin; this will help soothe and calm any inflammation in your skin. Make sure you’re not using anything hot on your skin because that will make it worse. You want to keep things nice and calm and soothing.
Also, there are products you can put on that really will help to soothe the skin, bring down that inflammation, bring down the temperature of your skin. There are two that I like a lot. The one is the SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel Mask. It is so good if you have rosacea inflammation because it is soothing to the skin, it will bring your skin’s temperature down by five degrees. It knocks out the inflammation, and it just soothes and calms the skin.
And the second one is Avene AntiRougeurs Soothing Repair Mask that is good for rosacea and redness. It’s a soothing mask, and, again, it does the same thing: it brings the redness down from your skin, it helps to soothe, which is exactly what you need to do when you have a flare-up. You want to soothe your skin; you want to bring down that inflammation. So both those masks are very calming, very soothing, they take out the redness. I would suggest keeping those on hand. If you do get a flare-up, you can just calm and soothe your skin, and it just brings down that redness.
The second tip is just to figure out what works for you. Rosacea can go from anywhere from very mild, and I have seen people who have it very severely, so you want to figure out what works best for you, the skin care products, the way you control your flare-ups. There are also things that you can get done in any doctor’s office such as lasers to help control the redness, to bring the redness down, to manage the flushing on your face. There are different lasers that you can use to help control the rosacea as well. But on an everyday basis skincare will make all the difference. So I’m going to tell you about a few of my favorite products for rosacea.
Avene AntiRougeurs Dermo Cleansing Milk. 100% recommended this if you have sensitive skin or rosacea skin. It is soothing, it helps even to remove makeup, but it controls redness. I just cannot recommend this enough.
Avene AntiRougeurs Fort. This is the relief concentrate for chronic redness. This is the one that’s made for redness on the skin; it is made for broken capillaries. And I can tell you it works. I have broken capillaries on my nose; I have a scar on my nose. Over the couple weeks that I’ve been using this, it has made such a big difference. The redness is not there; the broken capillaries are not visible like they were. And a lot of times broken capillaries will come with rosacea. So this is just an all-around excellent products to help with redness, broken capillaries. It soothes the skin; you’ll notice if you are having a rosacea flare-up and you apply this to those areas, it is just very soothing and calming to the skin as well. I love this and definitely would recommend this. This is something that you can use to spot treat certain areas like I do or if you have rosacea, and you have redness to the cheeks, and you just have that flush look, you can apply this all over your skin. It’s something that you can use as you need. But it is amazing.
Also the Avene Gentle Toner. This is hypoallergenic. All the Avene line is hypoallergenic, fragrance-free; it’s made for rosacea. So you’re not going to find any harsh ingredients. Everything is super soothing. But this has the Avene thermal spring water in it, which excellent for hydrating and soothing the skin. And most their products have the thermal spring water in them. So they’re all going to be very soothing. That thermal spring water is so fantastic for soothing and hydrating the skin. This is an excellent toner. A lot of times people with rosacea will use too harsh toners. They think that little acne-like bumps from rosacea or pimples and they will use salicylic acid or acne products on that. And that is just going to be so much worse for your skin. You want to keep everything super gentle. So gentle toner is one is my favorite if you have sensitive rosacea skin.