Harsh winds and freezing temperatures are common skin irritants, but if you have rosacea, the drop in temperature can trigger a flare. This winter, you can keep flushing, flaking, and bumps to a minimum by following these skincare tips.
1. Protect Your Skin From Extreme Temperature Changes
While heat is often associated with rosacea flares, this condition can be sensitive to cold temperatures too. In the winter, you encounter big temperature changes every time you step from an icy stoop into your heated home.
To reduce the risk of temperature-related rosacea flares, you can wear a scarf or ski mask over your face while outside. Other common winter activities like sitting close to a cozy fire or drinking hot beverages could also trigger your rosacea, so it’s best to avoid high heat as well.
2. Use Gentle, High-Quality Skincare Products
If you have rosacea, you know just how many off-the-shelf products contain irritants. At CüR Laser and Skin, we can recommend professional quality products that are gentle and soothing.
Additionally, wearing daily sunscreen is important for everyone, but it’s especially vital if you have rosacea. The right skincare routine can reduce redness, promote an even skin tone, and protect your skin’s moisture barrier.
3. Try BBL® Therapy for Rosacea
BroadBand Light Therapy (BBL) is one of the most effective ways to treat facial redness and visible blood vessels caused by rosacea. BBL treatments gently heat the upper layers of your skin to stimulate cell regeneration. In addition to noticeably decreased redness, you might notice a reduction in freckles, age spots, acne, and uneven texture.
If you’re trying BBL for the first time, winter is the perfect season. You’ll be advised to avoid prolonged sun exposure for several weeks before and after your treatment. At our practice, Dr. Kumar Shivdasani specializes in non-surgical treatments like BBL to deliver incredible results with minimal downtime.
Schedule a Rosacea Treatment Consultation in Vancouver
If you’re struggling to manage your rosacea this winter, schedule a consultation at CüR Laser and Skin’s Vancouver practice by calling 604-662-7368. Dr. Kumar Shivdasani can answer any questions you have about treatment options and create a unique plan to calm your skin.