Skin irritation and redness are common concerns that affect millions of people worldwide. Conditions with these symptoms, like rosacea, can be tricky to manage on your own. It is always recommended to seek out a skin health professional to properly diagnose and offer treatment options to calm visible symptoms as well as minimize any discomfort they may cause.
As April is Rosacea Awareness Month, now is the perfect opportunity to put the spotlight on how these symptoms of rosacea and other inflammatory conditions can be relieved by your at-home skincare protocol.
WHAT IS ROSACEA
As a chronic skin inflammatory condition, rosacea appears in a variety of ways and intensities in patients. Common symptoms include blemishes, flushing and general redness, visible blood vessels and occasional flare-ups from symptoms.
Flare-ups can be triggered by anything from sun exposure, medications, temperature extremes, alcohol, spicy food, and more. Rosacea triggers can be different from patient to patient, so monitoring your own reactions to learn your triggers can be incredibly beneficial if looking to lessen the frequency of a flare-ups.
According to the National Rosacea Society (NRS), many patients that experience rosacea may not even know they have it before receiving a diagnosis. Since the condition manifests in ways that often get mistaken for other skin conditions, such as eczema, a skin allergy or even acne, visiting a skin health professional is important to ensure you are addressing the root of the condition rather than the symptoms.
HOW TO ADDRESS REDNESS + IRRITATION
Although rosacea is not curable, it is treatable. There are plenty of product options that can be included into your everyday skincare routine to improve not only rosacea symptoms but also other redness and irritation related skin issues.
Excess sebum can contribute to facial redness and sensitivity. Rozatrol® is a treatment serum designed to minimize excess surface oil. Not only does Rozatrol® help to normalize redness + irritation, but it also provides mild exfoliation benefits to help smooth skin texture and even skin tone.
Instant Pore Refiner minimizes the appearance of pores, absorbs surface oil and provides the skin with a matte finish. The lightweight serum also contains the exclusive ZO® Skin Health technology complexes ZO-RSS2® and ZOX12® which provide antioxidant benefits to help guard against environmental aggressors.
If you do not currently have a skincare routine that targets redness and irritation, consider the Skin Normalizing Kit. This pre-curated assortment of products balance the skin and provide numerous benefits to help tackle redness, irritation and other symptoms of rosacea. Not only does it tackle surface oil and exfoliation, but this kit also helps to restore hydration and a radiant complexion.
To learn more about rosacea or to discuss your own specific skin needs, ask your ZO® authorized physician or find one near you here.
1 Gether L, Overgaard LK, Egeberg A, Thyssen JP. Incidence and prevalence of rosacea: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Dermatol 2018 Feb 25. doi: 10.1111/bjd.16481.