- The Ordinary Rosacea Regimen
- What is Rosacea?
- How do I know if I have it?
- How does rosacea look and feel?
- Which products/ingredients should I avoid with Rosacea?
- The Ordinary products should I use for rosacea?
- Can you ever cure Rosacea?
If you’re looking for The Ordinary Rosacea Regimen, Deciem recommend using these three products from The Ordinary. Rosacea is a medical issue and it is always best to talk to a professional.
How Your Rosacea Regimen Will Look
|Morning||Cleanse | Hyaluronic Acid | NMF | SPF|
|Evening||Cleanse | Azelaic Acid|
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Hyaluronic Acid – Rosacea Regimen
- Plumps the skin
- General skin repair
- Use this in the morning and/or evening
- Hyaluronic Acid is a water-based product and would be applied as one of your first layers directly after cleansing.
- Apply a few drops onto cleansed skin. Some say apply to dry skin, some prefer to apply to damp skin. Deciem say whichever you prefer.
Natural Moisturising Factors – Rosacea Regimen
- Use in the morning and/or evening
- Apply a small amount and add more if you need.
- Use after water-based products, anhydrous and emulsions.
- Some suspensions will be applied after this.
- This product is available in 2 sizes. 30ml and 100ml. Make sure you buy the 100ml, it´s much better value.
Azelaic Acid – Rosacea Regimen
- Uneven Tone
- Textural Irregularities
- Best to use this in the evening. If used in the morning always use sun protection.
- Conflicts are other strong acids, peptides & EUK134 (antioxidant)
The Ordinary Products for Rosacea
A beginners guide to The Ordinary skincare for rosacea-prone skin- which products to avoid and which products can help soothe redness.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a medical condition that can affect facial skin. Its exact cause is unknown but it’s probably genetic. Skin mites and bacteria might also be a trigger. Rosacea tends to be more common in women over 30 and those with a fair complexion although anyone can have rosacea.
What causes Rosacea?
Whilst rosacea is thought to be hereditary, it can also be triggered by stress, hot and cold temperatures, food and drinks including alcohol, caffeine, spicy foods, sugar, dairy and many more factors. This is why it´s best to talk to a doctor. It could be just one thing that you´re eating or drinking that´s setting off your redness. It´s worth keeping a food and drink diary to see if you spot any patterns also noting stress levels.
How do I know if I have rosacea?
If you think you might have rosacea, it’s best to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. There is no specific test for rosacea but a doctor will be able to eliminate other causes to come to a diagnosis.
How does rosacea look and feel?
There are a few different signs which could mean you have rosacea;
- Most common symptoms are redness and thickening of the skin
- You could also have visible blood vessels, acne-like spots or bumps
- Flushing (redness of the cheeks) with certain triggers like heat, alcohol and exercise
- Sensations of itchiness, burning and stinging
- Dryness of the skin
- Also, bumpiness of the nose and dry eyes could be signs of rosacea
The symptoms vary from person to person so it is best to see a medical professional for confirmation.
Which products/ingredients should I avoid with Rosacea?
Try and avoid anything that might trigger inflammation. Here are the main skincare don’ts for rosacea sufferers
- Avoid overzealous cleansing- scrubs and foaming cleansers that make skin feel tight
- Hot water when washing the face is definitely a no-no
- Skincare that contains alcohol and/or fragrance and dry and irritate the skin.
- Strong acids can irritate, best to avoid glycolic acid
- Sun protection is very important. It´s best to stick to mineral/physical protection, chemical sunscreens can be irritating
Which The Ordinary products should I use for rosacea?
If you suffer from rosacea, the skincare focus should be reducing redness, calming inflammation and building the moisture barrier. Here are the ideal The Ordinary products for rosacea-prone skin.
- The Ordinary Mineral UV Filters SPF 30– Sun protection is really important, particularly in the case of rosacea as UV is a trigger. Mineral sunscreen is less irritating than chemical spf.
- Squalane Cleanser– This is a really bland non-irritating cleanser, perfect for rosacea skin.
- Azelaic Acid 10% Suspension – Azelaic Acid is said to reduce inflammation as well as helping to reduce bacteria.
- Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5– Hydration is important for healthy skin and the added vitamin B5 (panthenol) is soothing and nourishing.
- Mandelic Acid 10%. Strong acids, like The Ordinary Glycolic Toner and the red AHA peel, should be avoided. Mandelic acid is a lot gentler, therefore is a good option for sensitive rosacea-prone skin.
- Natural Moisturising Factors (NMF)– Containing naturally occurring skin-identical nutrients, NMF is perfect for stressed skin.
Can you ever cure Rosacea?
While you can’t cure rosacea with any product you can buy, you can definitely help the situation by giving your skin what it needs – soothing and nourishing ingredients. If you suspect that you have rosacea, your best option is to see a doctor for a diagnosis and prescription medication like antibiotics.
The Ordinary skincare range is an excellent choice for if you have rosacea – it’s fragrance and alcohol-free with plenty of simple skin supportive products.