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Four Skincare Tips for Rosacea

Cheeks flushed with no added blush? Got that alcohol glow with no cocktail in tow?
Chances are you might suffer from rosacea.

What is Rosacea?

You’ve undoubtedly heard of the term “rosacea” a lot in the past year (especially in an age of mask mandates, which have led to conditions such as “maskne”). But what exactly is it? With over 415 million people affected worldwide, rosacea is defined as a skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in the face.

While the cause of rosacea has not been determined, it may be a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. Eating certain foods (spicy foods, coffee or tea) can also exacerbate the condition.

Of course everyone suffers from the occasional bout of redness, maybe after a strenuous workout, so how can we differentiate the usual post workout redness or other forms of redness from rosacea?

According to dermatologists, depending on the type of rosacea, additional symptoms such as swollen skin, sensitive skin, or stinging and burning skin may occur.

rosacea skin image

Four Skin Care Tips for Rosacea

So now that we know what rosacea is, how do we deal with it? Well, we’ve got you covered. Here are four tips recommended by dermatologists to treat rosacea:

1) Clean your face twice a day with a “gentle” cleanser
2) Moisturize every day
3) Wear sunscreen - broad spectrum SPF 30+ even when cloudy or indoors
4) Avoid certain ingredients (list below):

  • Fragrance
  • Menthol
  • Eucalyptus
  • Clove oil
  • Camphor
  • Alcohol (astringent category)
  • Peppermint
  • Witch Hazel
  • Avobenzone
  • Oxybenzone
  • Octocrylene
eucalyptus infographicwitch hazel infographic

and many other ingredients you can find out about here.

Of course, who has the time to memorize all these ingredients?

Luckily for you our chrome extension scans all your skincare products on Sephora, Amazon or Ulta Beauty and will let you know through the Midori Alert whether a skincare product contains any known allergens or irritants (not just the handful of chemicals listed above).

Try out the extension today and search some products in your current skincare regimen!

Illustrations by Teodora Ghinea