Rosacea – a big problem if you have it. Here is a video from the AAD to help you with some of the Rosacea do’s and don’ts in managing your touchy skin.
How do we help you with the visual problems of Rosacea?
Dr. Pilest has been helping patients with their skin issues for 34 years – That adds up to a lot of experience and a lot of patients!
Go MILD! Your Rosacea already spells sensitive so you want to be sure your cleanser isn’t adding to the problem. High-lathering cleansers generally mean they are stripping necessary moisture. There are physician-recommended cleansers in our office, and many work hand in hand with treatment creams and gels. One other option at your drugstore is a cleanser with ceramides (Cerave comes to mind). A little further down the list is Cetaphil and Dove (fragrance free).
The take away here is “don’t”. unless on the advice of a doctor. Most toners contain alcohol, a certain irritant to Rosacea skin.
Again, fragrance-free and inclusive of ceramides. Avene and Neoctuis both have great products that are made expressly for Rosacea and sensitive skin.
As noted in the video, sunscreens are critical in protecting your skin.
Pure mineral powder makeup and Oxygentix (available in our office) are both suitable for sensitive skin. Stay away from 24-hour makeups and those that are highly fragranced.
When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.