Did you know that April is Rosacea Awareness Month? Did you know that I suffer from Rosacea? I never knew this until recently. I do blush easily and get very "red" and irritated when eating certain foods, drinking wine, or from just plain stressed, or even excited. I thought it was just me, and I have learned to cope with it over the years. For me, it is mild. Bit for some it can be really life-altering. Thanks to a slew of products made specifically to combat this redness and rosacea itself, it doesn't have to be as bad.
Being that is is Rosacea month, I have learned a few things. Rosacea affects upwards of 45 million people worldwide. An estimated 16 million Americans have Rosacea and most of them don’t even know it. I did not know it, but just doing a few quick tests can tell you is you have rosacea or are prone to get it.
- If you have a glass of red wine (or two) and your face flushes or feels warm, you have (or will develop) Rosacea.
- If you exercise or are out in the cold and your face stays flushed for 15-30 minutes after you are resting or back inside, you have (or will develop) Rosacea.
Here are 4 powerful products are helpful in dealing with rosacea.
SkinCeuticals Redness Neutralizer - $63.00
Designed for sensitive Rosacea skin types, this lightweight gel cream strengthens the skin’s protective barrier, reduces redness and flushing, and alleviates irritation. Specifically formulated with patent-pending neuropeptides and antioxidants, the combination regulates inflammation and reduces skins temperature while soothing ingredients comfort irritated skin.
Darphin Intral Redness Relief Soothing Serum - $85.00
This highly potent soothing serum is dedicated to sensitive skin prone to irritations. Using this daily helps diminish the appearance of redness and quiets the appearance of irritations as it softens skin.
Sadick Dermatology Group PM Rejuvenation Cream - $38.00
From world renowned dermatologist Dr. Neil Sadick’s Park Avenue Prescription starter kit, this PM Rejuvenation Cream is a calming and relaxing formula with pigment and redness fighting agents. It not only targets melanin to help with melasma and age spots, it targets the hemoglobin which causes redness, irritation and rosacea. It reduces the inflammation while hydrating skin and improving overall skin tone.
L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Anti-Redness Primer - $12.95
Studio Secrets Professional Color Correcting Primers glide on smoothly to immediately neutralize color imperfections such as redness. The moisturizing formula blends effortlessly into skin and can be worn alone or under makeup. I blend a very small amount over my skin after my primer and it does a great job at diminishing the redness.