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A Step-By-Step Guide To Tackle Rosacea

Soothe the redness with these easy tips

By Ria Bhatia  October 19th, 2021

‘Rosy cheeks’ sounded cute in nursery rhymes, but in reality, having perpetual redness on cheeks can be a bummer. If you are struggling with permanent flushed skin, it could be rosacea. It is a skin condition that dilates blood vessels resulting in hyper redness and sometimes inflammation. An ideal treatment for this would be a well-balanced blend of oral medication (only if required and suggested in your case) and over the counter skincare.

Skincare For Rosacea


Taking care of your skin and feeding it with the right mix of ingredients can actually solve more skin issues than you think. Speaking of rosacea, since the skin is already excruciated by redness, inflammation, dryness and a warm sensation, its sensitivity can be measured by the same. Azelaic acid (a naturally occurring acid), zinc-enriched SPF and aloe vera are some ingredients that can treat and soothe skin. It’s vital to use gentle products that are created for sensitive skin. Caring for your skin barrier is inevitable since it helps to tame down the dryness and dullness.

Here’s what you can try:

Rosacea Cetaphil
Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser

No matter what skin type, you can’t skip cleansing. When it comes to dry and sensitive skin, it’s important to pick a non-drying cleanser that deep cleanses the skin without crippling the moisture levels of the skin.
Rosacea Earth Rhythm Phyto Gel
Earth Rhythm Phyto-Gel

Pick a serum that focuses on soothing irritated skin and. A cooling serum like this one is packed with soothing and hydrating ingredients and is specifically crafted to take care of acne, dryness, blemishes and irritated skin.
Rosacea Paula's Choice
Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster

Azelaic acid is your best bet to save your skin from all rosacea-related agony. An excellent ingredient to curtail blemishes (and their appearance), this product comes with a mild dose of salicylic acid and this power-duo helps to resurface the skin and maintain healthy pores and skin.
Rosacea Bioderma
Bioderma Ultra-Nourishing Cream

Rule #1: Avoid all irritants and welcome moisture in abundance. Ditch products with fragrance and opt for creams that work towards strengthening your skin barrier by fortifying it with heavy hydration.
Re’equil Sheer Zinc Tinted

Leaving out sunscreen is a complete no-no. You don’t want to aggravate the irritation and redness by exposing your highly sensitive skin to the sun and invite an extra share of damage. Opt for a mineral sunscreen over chemical-based to avoid irritation. A tinted one like this can also help hide redness.
Rosacea aloe vera
Body Café Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera is a natural skin soother and has amazing cooling and calming properties for the skin. This gel instantly soothes skin and protects it from any inflammations.

ELLE’s Tips for Rosacea-prone Skin

1. Control exposure to caffeine, alcohol and spicy food since these are believed to be the most common triggers for rosacea.

2. Patch test all your skincare products, since your super sensitive skin demands that.

3. Avoid hot water showers as it causes dryness, irritation, as well as elevates the heaty feeling.

4. Moisturise as soon as you sense some kind of dryness on your skin.

5. Befriend products (and ingredients) that nourish and strengthen your skin barrier.

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