Skincare and Treatments to Target Rosacea
If you have rosacea, you want products that are gentle, soothing and reduce redness. The good news is that there are some excellent skincare choices that target this skin condition. Laser treatment and IPL may also help you to manage rosacea so you feel happy in your skin again.
Skincare for Rosacea
We love the Skinceuticals brand of scientifically-backed skincare and so do our clients. Our top three picks for those with rosacea, or redness-prone skin are:
This phyto botanical blend of boldus leaf, cucumber, thyme, olive leaf, and rosemary extracts works to baby skin and dial down redness. It has a blend of hyaluronic acid and glycerin that helps to attract and hold moisture in the skin to prevent uncomfortable dryness as well as strengthen the skin’s protective barrier.
What it doesn’t have in it – parabens, alcohol, gluten and silicone – is also important for those who have rosacea as harsh chemicals can cause flare-ups. You can spray it on your skin before you apply makeup, or after, so it’s suitable for use any time of the day or night.
A redness zapper that contains patent-pending NeuroMed, a combination of neuropeptides and natural actives that work to reduce the inflammatory response that causes flushing. Neuropeptides act as chemical messengers that modulate the production of inflammatory cytokines.
This gel cream also cools skin’s temperature and soothes irritated skin with ingredients like shea butter and zinc gluconate. Like the Hydrating Mist, it doesn’t contain any nasties and it’s non-comedogenic meaning it won’t clog up your skin. Use it morning, or night.
Soothing allantoin, glycerin, cucumber and orchid combine with vitamin-C packed orange oil to cleanse impurities and leave skin feeling soft and hydrated. This produce also contains an emollient-rich surfactant that helps to restore skin’s surface.
Again, there’s no nasties, not even soap, making it the ideal choice for dry, normal, sensitive, reactive rosacea-prone, or post-procedure skin. Use morning and night.
In Clinic Treatments
IPL and Laser
To address broken capillaries that cause redness, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Vascular Laser are an excellent, non-invasive solution. These laser devices produce powerful wavelengths of light that target red pigmentation in vascular lesions. Heat energy then destroys the pigment without affecting the skin or tissue surrounding the targeted area. A course of four to six treatments at four weekly intervals is recommended initially.
Light Emitting Diode (LED) phototherapy is also a painless, safe and non-invasive treatment that can help reduce active rosacea. It uses different wavelengths of light, including red, yellow, and blue, to treat skin concerns including skin thickening, discomfort and redness.
Our skin therapists recommend it as an add on to a skin treatment, or as a regular treatment every two to four weeks. Click here to find out more information regarding LED Phototherapy