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April: Rosacea Awareness Month

April: Rosacea Awareness Month

Do You Have Sensitive Skin or Rosacea?

Millions of women and men of all ages and ethnicities suffer from the skin condition rosacea, but it is often confused with sensitive skin. The main symptoms of rosacea are stinging, burning and redness—which are also the main complaints of those with sensitive skin. Even if you’re unsure whether you’re dealing with sensitive skin or rosacea, switching up your skincare routine may be able to provide the relief you’re looking for.

La Roche‐Posay Toleriane

This range of daily care for sensitive skin includes the essentials for every skin type, including cleansers, moisturizers, sun protection and more. Featuring soothing Prebiotic Thermal Spring Water and formulated without potentially irritating ingredients like fragrance or parabens, taking a less‐is‐more approach to your daily skincare can help improve can help improve signs of sensitive skin.

La Roche‐Posay Rosaliac

Formulated specifically to reduce and camouflage visible redness, this dermatologist‐developed range includes a targeted treatment serum and tinted moisturizer that can be used by those with sensitive skin and rosacea. The Rosaliac AR Intense Visible Facial Redness Serum hydrates and soothes, while reducing the appearance of redness with light reflectors and a potent yet gentle antioxidant‐rich natural extract called ambophenol. Pair this serum with Rosaliac Tinted Moisturizer CC Cream for extra calming, hydration and non‐irritating broad‐spectrum SPF 30 plus instant coverage that minimizes the look of redness.

If a gentle, streamlined skincare routine doesn’t help alleviate your symptoms, rosacea may be to blame. Rosacea symptoms can vary from person to person, but the earliest signs are blushing or flushing on the cheeks. As rosacea progresses, additional visible symptoms often appear.

  • Redness across the nose, which may spread to the chin, forehead or ears
  • Acne‐like lesions
  • Oily skin
  • Burning, stinging, soreness and irritation
  • Small visible blood vessels

Know Your Triggers

Certain environmental conditions and lifestyle factors can cause rosacea to flare up. By paying close attention to your rosacea and when it worsens, you can identify which of these factors affect your skin.

  • Sun exposure: Be sure to wear a physical‐based SPF 30 on a daily basis and seek shade when possible.
  • Foods and drinks: Spicy foods, hot drinks, caffeine and alcohol can all cause rosacea flare‐ups.
  • Hot and cold temperatures: Prevent overheating and protect your face from the cold air with a scarf.
  • Friction: Avoid rubbing, scrubbing or massaging your face.

Still, not sure if you’re dealing with sensitive skin or rosacea? Your best bet is to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist to find out once and for all.



Schane Flowers

Schane Flowers

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