In my early teen years I learned that I suffer from Rosacea. So many different emotional and environmental changes triggered my breakouts. It took a few years before I learned effective tips for rosacea. One of the most common skin conditions that people around the world are forced to deal with is rosacea, a long-term condition that mainly affects the face. It manifests in the form of redness across the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead, and can also sometimes produce feelings of stinging or burning when using skincare products and water in the affected areas.
Unfortunately, medical experts are still unsure about what exactly causes this skin condition, but the well-known symptoms include the aforementioned redness, dry skin, swelling, yellow-orange patches of skin, thickened nose skin, and even sore eyelids. This all results in tiny blood vessels in the face being broken and having a permanent visual presence, along with occasional flare-ups of small red and pink bumps on the cheeks.
Don’t fear, though, as there are ways to help fight against rosacea. With all of this in mind, here are some top tips for treating rosacea flare-ups.
● Protect Yourself in The Sun
If you are going to be out in the sun for an extended period of time, then make sure to apply a good quality sunscreen to protect your skin. You should do this as a matter of course, no matter what your skin type is, but it is best to use a high factor sun cream (at least 30 SPF) if you suffer from rosacea. Any kind of burning or UV damage is one of the worst things for this condition, with around 64% of sufferers reporting sun exposure as a trigger for their symptoms.
● Get The Right Skincare Routine
It’s surprising just how many people are using skincare products that are bad for their particular skin type. If you have oily skin, then you want something to help dry it out, and the opposite applies for dry skin that needs extra moisture. Discovering what your skin type is and then using products designed to neutralize your problems is one of the best ways to keep flare-ups at bay.
● Don’t Wear Too Much Makeup
You can help your skin breathe and recover if you make the commitment to avoid wearing makeup when you are just going around the house on your own. By all means, spruce yourself up on special occasions when you will be socializing with people, but for those times when you are home alone, treat it like a recovery period for your skin.
● Reduce Stress Levels
Rosacea can flare up if you are going through a particular period of stress in your life, so the obvious way to combat this is by doing everything you can to reduce the stress in your life! That is always easier said than done but go through your diary and see if you can identify any commitments or dates that you can cancel in order to give yourself some much-needed time off.
● Avoid Hot Drinks
For some people, drinking hot beverages is an almost instant trigger for rosacea flare-ups. This can often be a result of the hot steam that is concentrated around your nose and cheek area when lifting those hot beverages to your face. If you are sensitive to heat changes in those areas, then it is a good idea to stick to cold drinks to avoid rosacea rearing its head.
At the end of the day, the only way to consistently stay on top of rosacea is to make sure that you follow a strict and recommended treatment plan for your skin. This will be advised to you by your doctor or a dermatologist and will involve the proper products and never missing a day of application. If you put in the hard work, then it will show in the form of clear skin and rosacea being kept at bay.
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