Rosacea Confession: I wouldn’t go out in public without makeup!
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Posing and Rosacea don’t mix!
Face it! I am a life style blogger. I have to be ready to have my picture taken at the drop of a hat. If there’s a good shot…I am posing.
But…face it! I have rosacea. What is rosacea? It’s a chronic, inflammatory skin disease where sufferers may struggle with bumps, redness and pimples on their face. You can see why I want to cover this up right? It’s certainly not attractive at least not to me…
In fact, I take my concealer with me most everywhere I go. I am constantly checking my face and touching up, as needed.
Maybe I should stop covering up and deal with rosacea?
I finally decided I needed to go see my doctor about my rosacea and stop just covering up the problem with concealer.
Dr. Doris Day, board certified NYC Dermatologist and Galderma consultant has provided some lifestyle tips for dealing with rosacea.
- Catch up on your Zs-Yes, getting enough sleep can be rejuvenating and reinvigorating to your skin. (One of my issues…I never get enough sleep)
- Watch what you eat-Alcohol and sugary or processed foods should be avoided as possible. (Guess I better re-evaluate that nightly glass of red wine?)
- Track your triggers–
- The most common triggers include: sun, extreme temperature changes, spicy food, exercise and stress (exercise really makes my rosacea go nuts)
- Patients should also be aware that microscopic, typically harmless Demodex mites may also be a possible culprit (I believe these are a real issue for me)
- Choose your products wisely–
- Read ingredients and avoid potential irritants such as alcohol, fragrance and menthol
- Be gentle—harsh scrubs and astringent can irritate sensitive skin
- Look for mineral sunscreens with titanium oxide and moisturizers that are specifically developed for sensitive skin
See your Doctor-I highly recommend this step. Your doctor can recommend a great treatment plan for your diagnosis.
PSSST! Want to have some fun?
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Soolantra® (ivermectin) Cream, 1% for the treatment of inflammatory lesions or bumps and pimples of rosacea. My doctor prescribed Soolantra Cream for me and I saw results quite soon. Galderma indicates you might see results in as little as 2 weeks. Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream is the basis for Soolantra Cream and it’s fragrance-free, mild, non-irritating formula avoids common rosacea irritants.
Important Safety Information
Indication: SOOLANTRA® (ivermectin) Cream, 1% is indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea. Not for oral, ophthalmic or intravaginal use. Adverse Events: In clinical trials with SOOLANTRA Cream, the most common adverse reactions (incidence ≤ 1 %) included skin burning sensation and skin irritation.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit WWW.FDA.GOV/MEDWATCH or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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