Tips for Treating Rosacea
Use only mild soaps and cleansers.
Rosacea sufferers have skin that is unusually vulnerable to chemical and physical insults. All sources of irritation, such as soaps, alcoholic cleansers, astringents, abrasives, and peeling agents, must be avoided. Only very mild soaps are advised.
Always use a high SPF sunscreen.
Protection against sunlight must be emphasized. Use a sunscreen specially formulated for sensitive skin to avoid irritation.
Use a product with light exfoliation.
Salicylic Acid or Mandelic Acid exfoliation is a key for getting rid of acne associated with Rosacea. Salicylic Acid and Mandelic Acid are the two least irritating acids to sensitive skin.
Use an anti-inflammatory acid to reduce redness.
Azelaic Acid will gently reduce redness and lighten the skin.
Use a product containing Vitamin C.
Vitamin C (L-ascorbic Acid) has been shown to be particularly beneficial in reducing redness. Start off with a lower concentration to prevent any irritation.