If your cheeks are red and irritated without blushing, here are some suggestions to help calm rosacea. Our skin is the main line of defense between us and the environment. This protective organ can be compromised:
- by harsh climates
- offending pollutants
- highly aggressive topical products
- and ever-present UV radiation
When exposed to extreme conditions our skin can become inflamed, sensitized and irritated. Various skin conditions can also cause redness and sensitivity in skin. People with conditions such as dermatitis or rosacea should be very aware of the triggers of their condition. Some of the more common triggers that should be avoided include:
- spicy foods
- hot liquids
- hot baths and showers
- excessive vigorous exercise
Caring for red, irritated skin should start with a gentle and refreshing cleansing of the face each morning. Sufferers should use a mild cleanser that is not grainy or abrasive and spread it with their fingertips. A soft pad or washcloth can also be used, but avoid rough washcloths, loofahs, brushes or sponges.
Next, rinse the face with lukewarm water and blot it dry with a thick cotton towel. Never pull, tug, scratch or treat the face harshly. Sufferers should let their face air dry for several minutes before applying any topical medication.
While there is no cure for rosacea, there are treatments available that can control or eliminate red, irritated skin. Allure Aesthetics offers a gentle TCA peel that is a wonderful choice to help promote healthy skin and reduce inflammation. Red, sensitive skin is best controlled with a combination of medical therapies, including in-office chemical peel treatments, daily care products and lifestyle considerations.