Last week, we looked at the four types of rosacea: erythematotelangiectatic, inflammatory, phymatous, and ocular. While none of the types are contagious or life-threatening, flare-ups can cause discomfort and visible symptoms that can make those living with the condition conscious. Fortunately, with the help of your dermatologist, high-quality skincare products, and a few precautions, you can reduce your symptoms.
What Triggers Rosacea Flare-Ups?
Every case of rosacea is different. Triggers for one patient may not be the same for another, even if they are both diagnosed with the same type of disorder. If you’re not sure what your triggers are, start tracking your symptoms and what you were doing the day that a flare-up occurs. By watching for specific trends, you can narrow down your list to help you avoid certain activities or situations.
However, a good rule of thumb is to avoid activities that would cause flushing or blushing, which is a sign that blood is rushing to your face.
Common triggers include:
- Hard laughter
- Chronic coughing
- Certain skincare products
- Some medications
- Heavy wind
- High or low temperatures
- Hot water, such as in a bath or sauna
- Exercise and exertion
- Alcoholic beverages
- Spicy foods
- Hot (temperature) drinks or food
Skincare Products to Reduce Symptoms
While you can reduce many triggers, it’s impossible to avoid them altogether. But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through a flare-up without relief. Advanced Skin Therapeutics carries products that can help reduce the redness and irritation associated with rosacea.
Meg 21 Redness Relief
This unique formula combines Supplamine® with soothing extracts of aloe, burdock root, comfrey, allantoin, licorice, and ginger to soothe sensitive and rosacea-prone skin while treating the harmful effects of glycation that lead to skin aging. This product can be used as needed on clean, dry skin to help reduce inflammation and provide instant relief.
Triple Action Green Tea Cream
Our own in-house Triple Action Green Tea Cream features an advanced formula of therapeutic ingredients to improve and correct a wide variety of skin concerns, including rosacea symptoms. Soothing green tea helps visibly reduce signs of redness while improving skin texture and tone.
CLn Facial Cleanser
The CLn Facial Cleanser is made specifically for those living with sensitive skin prone to dryness, rashes, eczema, redness, rosacea, and acne. It helps soothe irritation, retains skin moisture, and reveals healthier, smoother skin with continued use. It’s gentle enough for everyday use while still effectively cleansing and balancing the skin and helping maintain the vital moisture barrier.
Other Treatment Options
If precautions and OTC products aren’t enough, speak with a dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Institute about medication options that can help. Working with an expert can help you discover the right combination of therapies to reduce your symptoms and help you get back to healthy, beautiful skin sooner!