5 Tips For Managing Your RosaceaApr 11, 2019
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness, flushing, visible blood vessels, and pimples on your face. It can also cause many people to suffer from low confidence and self-esteem.
April is Rosacea Awareness Month, so in honor of those afflicted, we have some tips for managing this condition. It’s important to keep in mind that everybody’s rosacea is different. Some of these tips might be great for you and some might not apply to your flare-ups.
1) Keep safe from the sun
Apply sunscreen. For rosacea specifically, it’s best to use sunscreens that are fragrance-free and have zinc oxide, titanium dioxide or both. Beyond using a sunscreen regimen, choose clothing that covers your skin as much as possible and wear hats to block the sun from your face.
In the winter, wear mittens, scarves, coats, and possibly even a facemask. In the summer, choose clothing that’s breathable to avoid sweating and wear sun hats, baseball caps or visors.
2) Try to remain calm
Life can get overwhelming. Jobs and school are demanding, traffic is always a headache and raising a family gets busy and frustrating. Unfortunately, stress can be a trigger for rosacea flare-ups.
If you can find a way to keep calm through meditation or hobbies you love, it could help you reduce your outbreaks. Breathe deep and try to focus on positives when you start feeling angry or stressed.
3) Stay cool
Overheating is never comfortable, but it can be even worse when you have rosacea. Dress in light, breathable clothing and avoid spots with higher temperatures in buildings.
Have a fan with you in your office to keep cool on those long summer days. If you’re on the go, consider keeping a mini, handheld fan in your purse or bag.
4) Be picky with your skincare products
You should always consult your personal dermatologist when it comes to the right products for your skin. But some general advice is to avoid anything that can cause skin irritation. Use skincare and haircare products that don’t contain menthol, camphor, or sodium lauryl sulfate.
5) Monitor how your skin reacts to alcohol
Moderation with alcohol is recommended for everyone, but even the word “moderation” is subjective. You may be able to have two drinks without a problem, or you might get rosacea flare-ups from one glass of red wine.
If alcohol is a trigger for your condition, it might be best to avoid drinking it altogether. If you can have a couple of drinks, consider diluting them with water or pop and choose white wine over red.
About Center for Dermatology in Lakeville, Minnesota
The dermatology professionals at the Center for Dermatology are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We provide medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services in Lakeville, MN. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible.
We want you to feel confident that when you choose the Center for Dermatology, you’re working with health care professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring. We invite you to schedule an appointment for your annual skin check. We look forward to meeting you!