Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterised by redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels. As many people already know, it can be a challenging condition to manage.
While there is no permanent cure, there are several products and treatments that we offer here at Eden Skin Clinic that can help reduce its symptoms and promote a healthier skin barrier. In this article, we will explore some effective strategies to manage rosacea and regain confidence in your complexion.
If you’d like a professional consultation for your rosacea, you can book online today. One of our team members will be in touch to discuss your symptoms in depth and help you find the best treatment available.
Before diving into treatments, it’s crucial to understand rosacea’s triggers and symptoms. Rosacea often worsens due to factors like spicy foods, alcohol, extreme temperatures, stress and using unsuitable products. Individuals with this condition typically experience persistent redness, visible blood vessels, and sometimes small, red, pus-filled bumps resembling acne.
Gentle Skincare Routine
The cornerstone of managing rosacea lies in adopting a gentle skincare routine. Harsh cleansers and abrasive exfoliants can aggravate sensitive skin, leading to increased redness and irritation. Opt for mild, fragrance-free cleansers designed for sensitive skin. Ingredients like L-ascorbic acid, piperonyl glucose, hinokitiol, and aloe vera can be found in our AlumierMD product range, including Everactive C + E Peptide, Calm R Serum and HydraCalm moisturiser. Known for their calming properties, they reduce the appearance of chronic redness and manage bacteria.
We at Eden Skin Clinic recommend creating a skincare routine with AlumierMD, our partner in providing excellent medical-grade skincare products. You can view all of their products in our online shop and start creating your perfect routine today.
Moisturise with Care
Proper hydration is essential for all skin types, including rosacea-prone skin. It’s important to choose a moisturiser with the right ingredients to soothe red skin and help prevent flare-ups.
Choose a hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated without clogging pores or irritating the skin further. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid and niacinamide are excellent choices for maintaining skin moisture balance.
We’re all aware that harmful UV rays can cause fine lines and wrinkles, but not many know that sun exposure is a common trigger for rosacea flare-ups.
Protect your skin by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Mineral-based sunscreens containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are less likely to cause irritation. If you’d like a sunscreen that doubles as a light coverage for redness, check out the AlumierMD tinted sunscreen for protection that boosts confidence in your complexion.
Additionally, wearing a wide-brimmed hat and seeking shade can further shield your skin from harmful UV rays. It’s also important to remember to protect your skin from UV rays all year round, including the winter months.
Laser and Light Therapy
At Eden Skin Clinic, we offer IPL rosacea treatments to help alleviate common rosacea symptoms. Laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapies offer highly effective solutions for managing rosacea symptoms, particularly redness and visible blood vessels. These treatments work by targeting the blood vessels responsible for the condition, causing them to coagulate and gradually fade over time.
While multiple sessions might be necessary for optimal results, along with maintenance thereafter, these procedures are generally suitable for most rosacea sufferers, safe and well-tolerated. Our expert consultants are also trained in IPL Skin Rejuvenation, a specialised form of IPL therapy. This treatment is similar to our IPL Rosacea treatments, but takes this approach a step further. For those looking for long-lasting relief from the visible symptoms of rosacea, IPL Skin Rejuvenation is a cutting-edge option because it not only reduces redness but also improves skin texture through increased collagen production.
It’s crucial to consult with a skincare professional before trying any new products or treatments, especially if you have a pre-existing skin condition like rosacea. One of our expert consultants can assess your specific concern and recommend personalised solutions tailored to your needs.
Book Your Consultation Today
Living with rosacea doesn’t mean you have to endure persistent redness and discomfort. By adopting a gentle skincare routine, protecting your skin from sun exposure, exploring laser and light therapies, making dietary and lifestyle changes, and managing stress, you can effectively reduce rosacea symptoms and improve the overall health of your skin.
Remember, consistency and patience are key when managing rosacea, and with the right approach, you can achieve a clearer, calmer complexion.
We can properly assess your skin and recommend the proper treatments to help your symptoms. Get started on your skincare journey today by booking a consultation with one of our skilled professionals.