Rosacea Best Practices

FeliciaOctoCog Skin Insights

Skincare rules to live by:

1. Wash face twice daily with lukewarm water

  • Not too hot or cold
  • No washcloth, scrubbing or rubbing
  • Use gentle sulfate-free cleanser

2. Moisturize face every day, even if you think it is oily

3. Use sun protection if you will be outdoors

  • SPF 30+
  • Use a mineral-based product (look for zinc oxide)

4. Facial care products should be fragrance-free

5. Shampoo should be sulfate-free

6. Color cosmetics should be water-based

7. Avoid toners, astringents and exfoliating scrubs

8. Read ingredient labels to avoid irritants, sensitizers and pore-cloggers, such as:

  • Non-fatty alcohols (cetyl, cetearyl & stearyl are OK)
  • Algae extract
  • Parabens (butyl-, ethyl-, methyl- and others)
  • Carrageenan
  • Cocoa butter
  • Coconut oil
  • DMDM hydantoin
  • Potassium chloride
  • Sodium chloride
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate (and other sulfates)