Rosacea Skincare Tips + Enter For a Chance to Win a Trip to the Emmys!
Taking care of your skin is so important, especially in the summer when you’ve got the sun, heat and outdoor activities. About 16 million Americans suffer from a skin condition called rosacea, which causes persistent facial redness among many other symptoms. New York City dermatologist and Clinical Associate Professor at New York University Langone Medical Center, Dr. Doris Day, gave us these skincare tips. While the tips are geared toward those with rosacea, we can all benefit from them:
Calm the Skin: Skin with rosacea is more sensitive and likely to react to ingredients in both prescription medications and skin care products, so talk to your dermatologist about what options are best for you. Moisturizers containing lipids, such as ceramides, are usually well tolerated and can improve the skin barrier, which is often compromised in people with this condition.
Be Picky about Sun Protection: It’s a fact that daily sunscreen is a must, but not all sunscreens are created equal. Not only are some better than others, but many contain ingredients that can irritate sensitive skin with rosacea. The best bets if you are prone to rosacea, are sunscreens that contain transparent zinc oxide and moisturizing ingredients, like niacinamide, and are fragrance-free and non-comedogenic.
Eat and Sleep Well, Stay Hydrated: It may sound basic but not getting enough sleep can make you look older because sleep is when your body repairs itself. Alcohol, sugary foods and processed foods can affect the skin’s ability to repair itself and cause premature skin aging, so try to eat a balanced diet and indulge rarely. For the occasional late night out, alternate a glass of water or carbonated water with every alcoholic beverage.
I’m working with Galderma, the makers of Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%*, on a program to educate people about treatment options for rosacea. Mirvaso is the only FDA-approved treatment for the persistent facial redness of rosacea. Check out the below to learn more about Mirvaso and enter for a chance to win a trip to the Emmys!