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Tips for reducing redness and rosacea

Patients who have been diagnosed with rosacea may find themselves frustrated at controlling the condition, as well as the redness and flushing that occurs with it. Thanks to continued advances in medical and dermatological services, patients with rosacea can now work with a professional at SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota, FL to learn more about tips for reducing redness, either with lifestyle and product changes or the use of routine treatments with a medical professional. 

What are some tips for reducing redness and rosacea? 

Drs. Elizabeth Callahan and William Adams are excited to offer solutions for patients who are struggling with the redness and flushing that is characteristic of rosacea in either it’s mild or severe stages. Our team may recommend some of the following steps to help clear skin by reducing rosacea flareups. 

  • Use a gentle cleanser. Avoid harsh skincare products on skin that is prone to rosacea flareups, and instead wash the face twice a day with a gentle cleanser to remove oil and dirt while calming the skin.
  • Use a moisturizer every day. Even if you have oily skin, it is important that you moisturize the skin to keep it hydrated and reduce irritation that can lead to redness.
  • Protect the skin every day. You may think that sunscreen is only for the summer months when spending extended periods of time each day, but daily sun protection is essential in not only reducing the risk of developing skin cancer, but avoiding sunlight that can worsen rosacea symptoms.
  • Use skincare products that are rosacea-friendly. Some ingredients found in skincare products can irritate the skin and increase the risk of redness. A few of these ingredients to look for include alcohol, fragrance, glycolic acid, lactic acid, and menthol.
  • Consider IPL therapies. Intense Pulsed Light is a specialized treatment available at SkinSmart Dermatology to enhance the skin’s texture and tone and reduce vascular redness and redness associated with rosacea during flareups.

Interested in learning more about skincare when dealing with redness and rosacea? 

Discuss your treatment and skincare options with our team of professionals in Sarasota, FL to find out if you are a good candidate for services such as IPL phototherapy. Drs. Elizabeth Callahan and William Adams of SkinSmart Dermatology can be reached by calling (941) 308-7546 to request an appointment at 5911 North Honore Avenue, Suite #210.  

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