How should I moisturize my skin if I have rosacea?

How should I moisturize my skin if I have rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Moisturizing is especially important for people with rosacea. Rosacea damages the skin's ability to retain its own natural moisture, so applying moisturizers can help restore its balance.

Patricia Farris, MD
Dermatology
Patients with rosacea should use light bland moisturizers that are fragrance free. Bland moisturizers are those that do not contain additional ingredients like hydroxy acids or retinols. Bland moisturizers can be applied to the skin daily but avoid excessive rubbing or massaging of the face since can exacerbate rosacea. I also suggest you choose a moisturizer with SPF 30 for daily use

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Rosacea

This chronic skin condition causes swelling of the blood vessels beneath the facial skin, causing redness, spider-like blood vessels or acne-like blemishes. Fair-skinned people, people between ages 30 and 50, and women are more pr...

one to developing rosacea, which is physically harmless but often embarrassing. Other symptoms include a tendency to blush easily, bloodshot or watery eyes, and a red, bulbous nose. Although there is no cure, oral or topical antibiotics can control flare-ups. So can wearing sunscreen daily, reducing stress and limiting your intake of hot beverages, alcohol and spicy foods.
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