Do you suffer from rosacea? If so, you know how frustrating it can be. But there's good news: there are plenty of great rosacea creams on the market today that can help control your symptoms. Here are four reasons to love your rosacea cream.
Also, download our FREE guide called, "41 Rosacea Questions Answered” (link at the bottom of the page).
If you have Rosacea, chances are that your skin's barrier is damaged. This means your skin loses water regardless of how much you drink or how oily your skin is.
That creates deep dehydration, and at this point, a Rosacea cream comes into play.
However, it's common for Rosacea to show up after 30, which means the skin naturally tends to be dry.
Sensitive skin has an even harder time in the winter or dry conditions.
But finding the correct Rosacea cream, or any Rosacea skincare product, is not easy.
Many over-the-counter products might irritate or aggravate the redness.
So, in this post, you'll find four reasons to choose the proper Rosacea cream, and the top CosMedix products available for Rosacea skin.
- Your Rosacea cream helps your skin work better
Using the right Rosacea cream increases your water content for your enzymes to do their job.
On the surface of your skin, some enzymes break down dead cells so that your skin can get rid of them.
Water is essential for them to perform at their best.
Because these enzymes don't work as well without enough water, they don't break down the proteins that keep dead cells together correctly.
That leads to the shedding of clumped cells that look like scales.
Your Rosacea cream stops the peeling and flakiness by increasing water content for your skin to perform its best.
- Your Rosacea moisturiser relieves burning, stinging, itching and irritation
A Rosacea cream can also help reduce redness by keeping bacteria at bay.
Rosacea creams add an extra layer of protection. It also makes the skin's barrier stronger and less permeable, which helps keep out dirt and irritants that may aggravate sensitive skin.
This reduces sensitivity, irritation, inflammation, peeling, burning, and redness*.
*Cooling your Rosacea cream in the fridge may help alleviate these symptoms further.
A restored, more hydrated, calm, and protected skin feels less reactive and relaxed. Try Rescue and you’ll get that in minutes.
- The right Rosacea cream hydrates and softens your skin
One common mistake people with Rosacea and oily skin make are thinking they don't need a Rosacea cream.
Oil and water are two different things. If you suffer from Rosacea, chances are your skin is losing water.
Moisturisers are oil-based (for dry skin) or water-based (for oily skin). If you have oily skin, try a water-based Rosacea cream instead of none at all.
Water fills up your skin cells like a balloon. When they have enough water, they grow bigger. They keep smaller when they don't.
Larger cells reduce water loss through evaporation by limiting the gaps between them.
Rosacea creams help you retain or replenish water in your “balloons” in three ways:
- Occlusive ingredients: build an impermeable coat on the skin surface. The water is locked inside, preventing evaporation. This has an immediate effect, but it doesn't fix the problem.
- Humectants act as magnets attracting and holding water on the surface of your skin. Some examples are Glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and lactic acid.
- Emollients: These are lipids, like the ones your skin already has. They get into the spaces between your skin cells, repairing and strengthening your natural barrier. They don't work quickly, but their results last longer.
They include fatty acids, cholesterol, and ceramides to speed up the healing process.
CosMedix has the right mix of the three types of ingredients to make your skin softer and more flexible while also calming your Rosacea. Use a creamy serum, with anti-redness properties made by CosMedix ELITE called, “Reduce” and an absorbent gel hydrator called, “Relief.” These are two universal products that work well on all skin types an ages whether you are peri-menopausal or have an oilier male skin.
- Your Rosacea cream can improve your treatment results
In the most severe cases, you might need medication. However, studies show that applying a barrier repair Rosacea cream can also help you get better results from your topical treatment.
Also, a proper Rosacea cream can help reduce the risk of skin irritation that can happen when people use topical prescription drugs.
It also makes your skin less dry, peeling, and rough.
Use your prescribed Rosacea lotion first and allow it to dry completely. Then follow up with your Rosacea cream.
It can also be beneficial to prime your skin for 3-5 days with the correct cleanser and moisturiser before beginning your topical therapy.
Priming the skin is like prepping a wall covered in flaking paint by the effects of environmental wear and tear before repainting it with a new fresh coat.
Prepping the skin is ideal for severe Rosacea with a lot of erythema.
Choosing other Rosacea skincare products
People use to go with the flow of fashion or social media influencers and use the wrong products for their skins.
They may also cover the redness with heavy make-up foundations that only clog the pores and make the skin more sensitive.
The good news is that here, at CosMedix, we have solutions that heal and repair the skin while reducing redness and irritation.
Our products contain natural and nature-inspired ingredients that work at the cellular level to repair the skin from the inside out.
These are our "best to go" if you have Rosacea:
Great skin begins with a thorough cleanse. Gentle Clean is perfect for people who suffer from Rosacea because removes dirt and impurities gently but effectively.
This mild cleanser is free of common irritants and infuses antioxidants into the skin. It also maintains the correct pH level of the skin which is crucial for restoring a healthy barrier.
Detox Activated Charcoal Mask detoxifies the skin, removing all of the impurities and toxins that can cause Rosacea to flare up. The mask contains both charcoal and clay and gently draw out and remove pore congestion and soothe the skin.
It’s gentle enough to use up to three times a week; however, since your skin may be easily irritated, apply it as tolerated
CPR Skin Recovery Serum calms, protects, and restores (hence the name) irritated skin to its healthy best. It contains powerful vitamins and antioxidants to reduce inflammation and heal damaged skin. It also neutralises redness with its natural green hue. Apply it in the morning and the evening for best results.
Mystic Hydrating Treatment is a gentle, lightweight moisturiser that soothes and hydrates even the most sensitive skin. It contains Deuterium Oxide (D2O), or heavy water, to protect the skin’s DNA and boosts its natural moisturising factor.
Serum 24 encapsulated Retinol can be safely used by Rosacea and sensitised skin on a daily basis. The corrective properties of this product increase the rate of skin cell renewal and repair. This is the only proven solution for restoring a healthy skin barrier and will help to address the root causes of inflammatory skin problems.
We hope that this series of blog posts and the accompanying guides have helped you to better understand your skin’s needs when it comes to Rosacea. If you still have questions after reading all of this information, we’ve got you covered. In this link, you can download our “41-questions answered” guide. This comprehensive guide covers everything from the basics of Rosacea to more specific topics like diet and lifestyle changes. If you thought you knew everything about your Rosacea before reading this guide, think again! We hope that this resource will be a valuable tool as you continue to manage your condition. Thanks for following along with us on this journey to understanding Rosacea.
In this link, you can download our "41-Rosacea questions answered" guide HERE
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