Rosacea affects more than 16 million Americans and 415 million people worldwide. This common skin condition is characterized by redness, flushing, bumps and pimples, and visible blood vessels.
Although there is no cure for rosacea, there are ways to manage it.
The sun is a leading culprit to rosacea flare-ups, which leads to facial redness.
- Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher every day (try one with titanium dioxide or zinc) to protect against harmful UV rays without irritating sensitive skin.
Gentle Skin Care
The products you use on your skin may be a contributor to the redness. With rosacea, a gentle skin routine is required.
- Wash face with a mild, fragrance-free cleanser, then rinse with lukewarm water and blot (don't rub) your face with a soft cotton towel. (Avoid toners, astringents, or scented soaps since this increases redness.
- Instead of a toner, mist your face with a calming facial mist to sooth the skin.
Treat your irritated skin with a cooling mask. Velez Intense Hydration Masks work wonders as they drop the skin's surface temperature by 38 °F, as well as hydrates the skin for hours. They are 100% pure, containing no chemicals or added ingredients, making them rosacea-proof.
Laser and other Light-based Treatments
Light treatments are effective for those with constant redness or visible blood vessels, as some patients see complete reduction of facial redness for several years after the treatment.