The Best Rosacea Skin Care Regimen for Spring
Know Your Triggers for Flares and Try to Avoid Them
"Make mental notes to determine what may be causing your rosacea symptoms", says Michele Green, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City.
You can avoid some triggers, though you may have trouble sidestepping certain other ones. If you do experience a flare, you can minimize your symptoms by washing your face with cool water or gently cleaning your face with rosacea skin-care products. If you want to calm down a rosacea flare or avoid having one in the first place, here’s the best rosacea skin care regimen for spring.
Step 1: Clean gently
If you have rosacea, it’s really important not to use harsh cleansers on your face. A product like our Mild Oatmeal Cleanser is a perfect place to start your spring skincare regimen. Created by one of America’s best-known dermatologists, this product is made from colloidal oatmeal and inspired by rosaceans who made their own oatmeal face masks. If your skin is super-sensitive, try our Ultramild Cleanser, made with shea butter and meadowfarm oil to be especially gentle on your skin. If you want add some gentle exfoliation, use our Exfo Cleansing Cloth with our cleansers.
Step 2: Moisturize
Spring weather tends to be unpredictable, so moisturizing is a crucial part of a spring rosacea skin care regimen. To keep your skin happy in the spring and avoid flare-ups, we recommend one of two products: either our Moisturizer or our Calming Cream with Symcalmin®.
Our Moisturizer contains willowherb extract, olive oil, and aloe vera extract. Willowherb has been used by people in harsh climates for centuries to promote healthy skin, olive oil helps balance the skin’s moisture without clogging pores (and also has excellent anti-aging properties), and aloe vera helps to soothe and hydrate sensitive skin.
Calming Cream with Symcalmin® is not only a great calming moisturizer, it’s an anti-aging champion. Containing globe daisy, a flower with youth-preserving properties, along with willowherb and a really effective patented product, Symcalmin®, this cream can be used day or night for effective calming and soothing.
Step 3: Defend your skin
Because of ever-changing spring weather you may need to apply more and different skin care products in the spring than you do in the summer. For spring skin care, we recommend adding our Serum and Vita-Oil to your regimen. Serum, one of our bestsellers for 20 years, is a powerhouse of superb calming and visible redness reducing ingredients. Vita-Oil is a very light, soothing oil that deeply hydrates and moisturizes even the most sensitive and delicate skin. It contains nourishing jojoba oil and lecithin, a natural phospholipid that mixes with water to provide hydration. Best of all, none of Rosacea Care products prevent your medicated creams from being absorbed, so if your doctor has prescribed you topical creams, no need to worry!
Step 4: Add sunscreen
While it’s important for everyone to apply sunscreen when they go out, it’s especially important for people with rosacea. While it may not be hot and sunny like it is in the summer, the spring weather can trigger a rosacea flare. Sunlight is the primary rosacea flare trigger, affecting 81% of patients. Your sunscreen should be as mild as possible, a non-chemical sunscreen that contains physical barriers like zinc oxide—like our Sunscreen 30 – SPF 30 or our Tinted ZincO – SPF 20.
Tinted ZincO contains 14.5% zinc oxide as the active ingredient and it offers broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays. It’s tinted, so using ZincO is suitable for both women and men, and it’s especially effective in concealing facial redness and blemishes. Sunscreen 30 contains ZinClear™, the most advanced form of zinc oxide. In addition to the sunscreen, this product also contains antioxidants to protect against free radical damage and keep your skin glowing with youth.
The best rosacea skin care regimen
The most important thing to remember about spring skin care for rosacea is to keep your skin clean, moisturized, and protected. By combining a mild cleanser with a moisturizer and light oil, and using sunscreen regularly, you’ll keep your skin looking great and keep rosacea flares at bay. And really, any regimen that keeps flares at bay is the best rosacea skin care regimen.