How to control flushing with rosacea.

Hi I am 26 year old male with what I was told I have Rosacea. My cheek area is like sunburned and I do not have any broken capillaries or pimples there. I have tried everything but nothing seems to help with getting rid of the redness. Some facial washes make it worse then better. Any suggestions for a facial wash and a moisturizer Thanks

I’m hoping that you’re working with a dermatologist, so if not, please do seek care.

Many patients with rosacea also have problems with irritation from products and then the irritation seems to aggravate the rosacea more.   Be sure to try products only one at the time about a week apart so you can tell which are irritating you.

Here are some gentle products to try.   The sensitive skin cleanser I like the best right now is from SkinMedica – called Sensitive Skin Cleanser –  we will have it up on our site in about a week.   You might also try Cerave wash, if you haven’t already.  Also try the more chemical free moisturizers like this one. 

IPL – don’t bother with a spa because their equipment is too weak – really helps with this.  Usually 3-5 treatments are needed.   More info here.

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