Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition – but one we do not need to suffer. The good news is it can be treated. When redness started to make an appearance on my face, I thought, “Oh joy, yet another fun problem to deal with.” Thank God this one can actually be treated! However, many products that promise to diminish rosacea do very little to help. Read about the awesome treatments that are literal game-changers for your complexion.
1.Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Acid, £29.60, www.paulaschoice.co.uk
Azelaic acid is one of the best treatments to deal with the bane of acne and rosacea – should you have both, this product is a must! Found in grains, this multitasking and antioxidant-rich ingredient works quickly to diminish acne, even skin tone, and tackle the pesky appearance of rosacea. Better yet, this formula combines skin-repairing adenosine and salicylic acid (BHA). These work in unison with azelaic acid to provide optimal anti-aging, rosacea destroying and skin soothing benefits. The lightweight moisturiser works like a dream. I have been applying this for several months and I am smitten! (The product is on offer at 20% off right now).
2.Paula’s Choice 1% Retinol With Peptides And Vitamin C, £12 Travel Size (5ml), www.paulaschoice.co.uk
Not only does this amazing product effectively treat rosacea, but combining proven ingredients means it gets to work on all those age-related skin issues too – with unbelievable results. Expect fewer lines, less noticeable pores, and significantly reduced age spots. I started using this in December and I can honestly say it has significantly improved my skin. Woo-hoo! Should you be new to the world of retinol, why not give the travel size a bash?
3.Brimonidine Gel (Mirvaso)
For this you need to consult a dermatologist. However, formulated specifically for rosacea sufferers, it is an incredible weapon in the battle against this irksome problem.
5.Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)
Should rosacea be particularly gruelling, you may want to consider IPL. Intense pulsed light therapy offers a fantastic long-term solution. The only catch being it’s bloody expensive!
Have you tried any of these treatments and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below – and have a fab weekend peeps xx