7 Ways to Reduce Rosacea with Dermalogica

Rosacea is a common skin problem, which mostly affects the face. First appearing around the age of 30, signs can include inflammation, flushing and acne. 


Rosacea is a common skin problem, which mostly affects the face. First appearing around the age of 30, signs can include inflammation, flushing and acne. The good news is that with the right treatment, the battle against rosacea can be won!

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  • Facial rashes
  • Regular blushing
  • Pimply, lumpy skin across the chin, forehead and cheeks
  • Swelling
  • Enlarged capillaries
  • Permanent reddening across the cheeks and nose
  • A burning or stinging sensation




1. Avoid triggers like sunlight, alcohol and spicy foods

Excessive exposure to the elements or strong food and beverage can set off rosacea symptoms, particularly scratchiness, rashes or swelling. This is because they have a ‘flushing’ effect on the body, even in those who don’t normally suffer from any skin sensitivities.

2. Antibiotics

Medication is often one of the best ways to cure rosacea. See your doctor for a prescribed course of antibiotics, which may help to reduce the severity of rashes.


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3. Use specialist skincare

It pays to invest in products designed specifically for rosacea. Dermalogica’s UltraCalming range helps to alleviate the effects of this condition, targetting inflammation, flare-ups, itchiness and dehydration. A good routine should not only include cleansers and toning sprays, but also treatments. Banish dryness with the three-in-one ruddiness-reducing, anti-irritant moisturiser, Dermalogica Redness Relief SPF20 or amp up your routine with Dermalogica UltraCalming Serum Concentrate. It aids in building up your skin’s barriers and tolerance, while also providing refreshment, comfort and hydration.

4. Don’t wear products with artificial colours or fragrances

Artificial colours and fragrances can cause or exacerbate irritations. As anyone with rosacea knows, your skin is inflammed and itchy enough without further triggers! Look for brands that don’t use these ingredients, like Dermalogica. None of their products contain neither artificial colours and fragrances, nor mineral oil, lanolin or other fillers.

5.  Hydration

Keeping your face moisturised is one of the best ways to keep rosacea under control. Hydrated skin is happy, healthy skin so give it all the nutrients it needs with regular spritzing. We love Dermalogica UltraCalming Mist – not only does it soothe inflammation and heat, but it’s such a soothing pick-me-up, anywhere, any time!


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6. Sunscreen

Applying an SPF, like Dermalogica Super Sensitive Shield, every single day is one of the best things you can do to minimise the effects of rosacea. The sun can not only make existing inflammation, dehydration and itchiness worse,  but cause harm like burning and photo-damage. Plus, sunscreen is the number one anti-ageing product, helping ward off wrinkles, dark spots and crepiness!

7. Avoid exfoliating and strong cleansers

Excessive scrubbing or using ingredients that are too potent for your skin will only further aggravate your rosacea. Give your skin the TLC it needs by choosing something nice and gentle, like Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser. Working in harmony with your natural pH levels, you’ll get refreshing and delicate clean, free from stripping or burning. It can even be used without water!


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