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How To Manage Rosacea: 6 Simple, Skin Cooling Tips.

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes red, hot and sometimes itchy blushing or flushing of the face. If you suffer from severe Rosacea, then no introduction is needed, the condition can be painful and difficult to deal with. However, Rosacea can also be mild, showing up as just odd little bumps here and there, or a rosier than usual complexion every time you eat your favorite Indian curry. 

Often mistaken for acne due to the development of small, fluid filled pustules and papules, the signs and symptoms of Rosacea can flare up for weeks to months at a time before disappearing for a while. Although the causes remain unknown, Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that can affect anyone. However, individuals with fair skin are more prone and although the condition develops more severely in men, it is more frequently diagnosed in women.

Unfortunately there is no cure for Rosacea just yet, but there are some simple things you can do to help control and reduce the signs and symptoms.

Signs And Symptoms Of Rosacea:


  • Persistent Redness is the most common individual sign of rosacea and may resemble a blush or sunburned appearance that does not go away.

  • Skin Thickening caused by Rosacea is most commonly seen to develop on the nose and is known as Rhinophyma. It’s a less common symptom of Rosacea but can lead to facial disfigurement and inadequate nasal airflow when severe.

  • Flushing and facial redness can be accompanied by a sense of heat, warmth or burning that comes and goes and is often an early sign of Rosacea.

  • Bumps & Pimples that resemble acne can often develop.

  • Visible Blood Vessels called telangiectasia develop on the cheeks, nasal bridge and other areas in the center of the face.

  • Eye Irritation can develop and appear as irritated, watery or bloodshot eyes. The eyelids can also become red and swollen, with blood vessels around the eyelid margins becoming noticeable.

  • Burning or stinging with or without a feeling of skin tightness may develop.

  • Facial swelling may accompany other signs of Rosacea or develop as raised red patches on areas of the face.

  • Dryness and rough, scaly skin may develop, particularly in the central area of the face, although the skin may still feel oily for some.

  • 6 Simple, Skin Cooling Tips To Manage Rosacea:

    Although there are a range of oral and topical medications a doctor can prescribe to treat the various signs and symptoms of Rosacea; using a good Rosacea skin care plan plays an important role in keeping the condition and its symptoms under control. Here are 6 simple skin cooling tips to help manage Rosacea:

    Tip #1 - Learn What Triggers Your Rosacea.

    Rosacea can be triggered by common, everyday things such as spicy foods, caffeinated drinks and even sunlight and stress. However these triggers vary greatly from one person to another. Learning what triggers an individual's Rosacea and avoiding or reducing exposure to these triggers will help to reduce flare-ups.

     Tip #2 - Be Gentle With Your Skin.

    A skin that is suffering from Rosacea is already hypersensitive therefore it’s important to avoid rubbing, scrubbing or exfoliating your skin. Swap out using washcloths, facial sponges or cleansing cloths and instead, simply wash your face morning and night by gently and slowly massaging your skin with your fingertips and a gentle, creamy cleanser, then rinsing with slightly cool water.

    Try our Radiant Cream Cleanser with nourishing and healing vitamin E, Rose Otto and calming essential oils, for a refreshing, non-irritating cleanse that will perfectly remove face and eye make-up while restoring and replenishing your skin’s hydration.

    Tip #3 - Avoid Overheating.

    Rosacea can often be triggered by overheating your body and your skin. Controlling your body temperature by avoiding excessive exposure to heaters, fireplaces, hot and steamy showers as well as high-intensity activities will help to keep any flare ups at bay.

    Besides keeping your body cool with a fan or exercising in air-conditioning or shaded areas, you can give your skin a cooling head-start by ensuring that it’s loaded with hydrating, hyaluronic acid. 

    Holding 1000 times its weight in water, our Pure Hydration Concentrate dives deep into the skin to keep moisture locked in at a cellular level. A potent cosmeceutical loaded with pure hyaluronic acid and restorative vitamin C, it will not only keep your skin cool and hydrated but will also stimulate collagen production to strengthen your skin’s natural defence barrier, reducing topical hypersensitivity and redness. 


    Tip #4 - Moisturise often

    No matter if your Rosacea makes your skin feel dry or oily, it’s important to use a moisturiser. Using a Rosacea friendly moisturiser morning and night will help to protect your skin by trapping in precious skin-cooling moisture and hydration while keeping out irritating nasties such as dust and pollution.

    Not only that but using a cosmeceutical moisturiser such as the Rejuvenation Day Cream with the added benefits of Zinc will help soothe inflammation, fight pimple causing bacteria and naturally protects your skin from harmful UVA and UVB radiation. 


    Tip #5 - Protect Your Skin From The Elements.

    Besides ensuring your skin is protected from the ultraviolet rays of the sun, taking extra steps to protect your skin (especially if you are also taking any medication for your skin) is paramount. Always wear a hat and avoid the midday sun. Sit in the shade, go for a walk early in the morning or in the cool of the evening. And if the weather is cold or windy, be sure to also wear a scarf to protect your skin from the elements.

    The ASI Daylight Defence SPF 50+ is a high broad spectrum UVA and UVB protector which is water-resistant, non-greasy and quick drying. Perfect for those who need an extra layer of protection while enjoying their outdoor lifestyle. 

    Tip #6 - Choose Mineral-based, Fragrance Free Makeup

    It’s understandable that if you suffer from Rosacea’s red and ruddy appearance that you would want to cover it up but the ingredients in many foundations and concealers can also make Rosacea worse.

    Made with minerals such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide, opting to use a mineral based make-up will not only give you natural protection from the sun, but thanks to its healing properties, mineral makeup will also be less likely to irritate the skin and cause a Rosacea flare up.

    Choosing a loose mineral foundation in preference to a liquid mineral foundation will also prevent your skin’s pores from clogging, and you can conveniently mix a little of your loose mineral powder with your moisturiser to make your own bespoke BB cream for a light and dewy coverage.

    Try our Mineral Radiance Loose Mineral Foundation SPF15+. Free of oils, parabens, talc and fragrance, our cruelty free formula is available in 5 skin-loving shades and comes in a creamy option for those who prefer a full coverage finish.



    Why ASI Has The Perfect Skincare Formulations For Managing Rosacea:

    ASI - Australian Skin Institute products are at a new and revolutionary level of skin absorption; with a breakthrough nanotechnology process to create active results-driven skincare like never before.

    This nanotechnology allows our products unique Transdermal Delivery System to be 10 times more effective. This ensures each formulation penetrates into the deeper layers of your skin to deliver a higher concentration of active ingredients.

    ASI’s potent formulations contain no BS (bad stuff)... they are vegan friendly, contain minimal ingredients and are freshly packed into beautiful airless dispensers, making them the perfect choice for any skin needing to manage Rosacea

    Want to know more?  Click here to see the complete line-up of Rosacea friendly ASI skincare or shop the entire ASI range at australianskininstitute.com.au

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