Tips for Treating Rosacea

Use products for sensitive skin
Rosacea sufferers have skin that is unusually vulnerable to chemical and irritants, so avoid products which may cause irritation like alcohol, astringents and abrasives (microdermabrasion). 

Always use a high SPF sunscreen daily
Use a sunscreen with healing ingredients such as antioxidants and skin repairing ingredients. 

Use a product with light exfoliation 
Salicylic Acid exfoliation is a key for getting rid of acne associated with Rosacea. Salicylic acid not only exfoliates the skin, but also reduces redness and eliminates dry, flaky skin. It's a for anyone with rosacea who also has acne or blackheads!  

Rosacea without acne Polyhydroxy Acids are the best exfoliating ingredient for sensitive skin.  It strengthens skin's protective barrier, making it less vulnerable to irritants, and reduce skin redness. 

Use an anti-inflammatory acid to reduce redness
Azelaic acid helps to unblock pores and reduce inflammation (redness and swelling). 

Use a product containing Antioxidants (Vitamin C) 
Vitamin C (L-ascorbic Acid) has been shown to be particularly beneficial in reducing redness. Start off with a lower concentration to prevent any irritation.

Recommended products to help you combat rosacea:


Cleansers for Rosacea:

Medik8 Calmwise cleanser

NeoStrata Clarifying Facial Cleanser

Neostrata Facial cleanser


Rosacea treatment products:

Medik8 Calmwise Serum

SkinCeuticals Redness Neutralizer

Jan Marini Bioglycolic Bioclear Facial Lotion (acne Rosacea)

Jan Marini Rosalieve


Antioxidant Moisturisers Suitable for Rosacea sufferers:

iS Clinical Hydra-cool Serum

Jan Marini Age Intervention Peptide Extreme

NeoStrata Ultra Moisturising Face Cream - PHA 10 

Medik8 Advanced Night Restore


Always use a high SPF sunscreen daily:

Look for non-chemical sunscreens (mineral/physical) that contain zinc or titanium dioxide and deliver UVA/UVB protection with an SPF of 30 or higher.