Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects over three million Canadians. Central face is the most commonly affected area.
The first sign may be intermittent redness or blushing. Over time, the redness may become persistent and more visible. The most common sites for symptoms are the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. Sometimes rosacea may involve the eyes as well and include symptoms such as bloodshot eyes that feel gritty. More than half of rosacea sufferers may experience eye symptoms.
Bumps, tiny pus-filled pimples and enlarged blood vessels can also appear, giving skin a rough, uneven appearance. Rosacea symptoms can vary from one person to another and severity is unpredictable. There is no known cure, but it can be managed with appropriate treatment and lifestyle changes.
Rarely, rosacea can present as thickened, swollen, and bumpy skin on the nose called rhinophyma. Rhynophyma develops when the oil-producing glands and surrounding connective tissues become enlarged. Rhinophyma develops in some men who have rosacea, and very rarely in women with rosacea.
Good skin health tips
The key to caring for skin affected by rosacea is to treat it gently.
- Choose products that are non-drying, and free of alcohol or astringents.
- Use a mild cleanser; don’t rub or scrub skin.
- Make a habit of using sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) every day.
- Moisturize your skin, especially during colder months when the air is dry.
SkinCeuticals offers scientifically proven, targeted treatments that alleviate the redness while keeping skin calm and comfortable.
Soothing Cleanser – Calming, soap free cleansing foam with a high-concentration blend of botanical extracts to dissolve impurities while soothing compromised skin.
How to use: Twice daily, gently massage one pump of this soap free cleanser onto a wet face and neck using a light circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. If using in the morning, apply before a SkinCeuticals vitamin C serum and sunscreen. If using in the evening, apply before a SkinCeuticals corrective product or moisturizer.
Retexturing Activator – This oil-free serum is formulated to simultaneously exfoliate skin and replenish moisture for a smooth, radiant complexion.
How to use: Twice daily, apply 4-6 drops of serum to the face, neck, and chest, or use as directed by a skincare professional.
Phyto Corrective Gel – A hydrating, soothing gel serum with botanical ingredients ideal to calm and hydrate skin while improving visual redness.
How to use: As needed, apply 2-3 drops to face, neck, and chest. Can also be used on other areas of the body such as hands, legs, and bikini line. If using in the morning, apply after a SkinCeuticals vitamin C antioxidant serum and before a SkinCeuticals sunscreen. If using with a retinol at night, apply after retinol application.
Redness Neutralizer – Combats environmental triggers to alleviate skin blotchiness and discomfort.
How to use: Twice daily, after cleansing, gently pat a thin layer onto face, neck and chest.
Prevent | Protect:
Serum 10 – A daytime introductory antioxidant serum that offers environmental protection for all skin types, including sensitive while improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How to use: In the morning after cleansing, apply 4-5 drops of this antioxidant serum to a dry face, neck, and chest before other skincare products.
It is normal for vitamin C products to darken after opening due to air and light exposure. Complete your regimen with a SkinCeuticals sunscreen. When used together, SkinCeuticals antioxidants and broad spectrum sunscreens provide more comprehensive protection against visible aging caused by environmental aggressors.
Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 – A weightless 100% physical sunscreen that provides broad spectrum protection with a transparent finish.
How to use: Shake well before use. Liberally apply to the face, neck, and chest 15 minutes before sun exposure and before applying makeup. Reapply sunscreen after 40 minutes of swimming, sweating, immediately after towel drying, and least every two hours.