If you’re looking for effective rosacea treatment, there are plenty of skin care products out there that can help you, but there are also plenty of skin care ingredients to avoid that will only make things worse.
Even the best rosacea treatments can only work so well if your other skin care products are triggering flare-ups of your condition. So what should you watch out for when purchasing skin care products?
- Rosacea irritants: Plenty of patients find that certain ingredients trigger skin irritation and rosacea flare ups. These include substances like alcohol, witch hazel, peppermint, menthol and eucalyptus oil. Patients should also steer clear of harsher astringents and exfoliating options that can be harmful to more sensitive skin. If you have to, keep a journal of when your flare-ups occur and what products you were using to find out what triggers your rosacea.
- Fragrances: Fragrances are an extremely common culprit when it comes to triggering allergic reactions and inflaming skin. Steering clear of products with fragrances and going for allergy-tested products will reduce allergic reactions on your skin, which will reduce your chances for a rosacea flare-up.
You should test any product you decide to use on a small patch of less visible skin first, since irritants can vary widely from person to person. If you have a reaction, make a note of the ingredients and avoid them in the future.
You can also cut down on the skin care products you use in general. This can help you reduce skin irritation from the few products you do end up using.
If you still have problems, there are plenty of rosacea treatments and rosacea creams that can help you treat skin irritation. Though most of these treatments are designed to prevent irritation, you should still check them for ingredients you’ve found irritating, just in case.