The cold weather outside is not your friend, if you are one of the 16 million Americans with rosacea. Cold and gusty winds trigger rosacea flares, leading to red chapped cheeks, sensitive facial skin, and even bumps. On the other hand, those seeking shelter indoors also face equally troubling circumstances, as oveheated rooms and dry air can also prompt flares. Here are some tips for getting through the winter months with rosacea:
- Avoid wind by wearing a scarf or ski mask to cover your face.
- Avoid extremes of temperature by dressing in layers.
- Moisturize. When facial skin gets dry, rosacea sets it. Never underestimate the importance of proper moisturizing. Looks for products with glycerin, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid.
- Don’t forget that the sun is a major rosacea trigger! Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen year round. We like Skinmedica Total Defense and Repair and EltaMD Facial UV 46.