It may also be helpful to avoid known triggers for rosacea, such as exposure to sunlight, stress, alcohol, and spicy foods.
Some specific tips for managing rosacea-prone skin include:
- Use a gentle, non-irritating cleanser: Avoid using harsh, stripping cleansers and opt for a gentle, pH-balanced formula instead.
- Avoid using hot water: Use lukewarm water instead of hot water when cleansing the skin to avoid irritation.
- Use a non-comedogenic moisturizer: Choose a moisturizer that is non-comedogenic, which means it does not clog pores, to help prevent the development of bumps and pimples.
- Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen: Sun exposure can trigger flare-ups of rosacea, so it is important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect the skin.
- Avoid exfoliating: Exfoliating the skin can irritate rosacea-prone skin, so it is important to avoid exfoliating products and instead use a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser.
It is important to work with a healthcare provider to determine the best skincare routine and treatment plan for your individual needs. In addition to following a gentle skincare routine, it may be helpful to avoid known triggers for rosacea to help prevent flare-ups.