Cleansing Rosacea Skin

The very first step in caring for your rosacea skin is to find a gentle cleanser. The gentle action of syndets and lipid free cleansers are a good choice for rosacea sufferers. These don’t alter the pH of the skin like a pure soap will. Harsh surfactants can damage proteins and disrupt lipids in the stratum corneum and thus contribute to epidermal barrier dysfunction. Two favourites worth considering are Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser.

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Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar User Reviews

Another article showing how important it is to boost the function of the skin barrier in order to get relief from rosacea symptoms. The conclusion of this poster session reads; These results indicate that this gentle, nonalkaline, nonirritating cleanser may be a good choice as the cleansing part of a total rosacea regimen. Indeed Cetaphil […]

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It might seem unusual, but a gentle cleansing routine is important to getting relief from rosacea. One characterization of rosacea is that it is a disorder of the stratum corneum barrier; irritants are allowed to affect the epidermis and dermis causing vasodilation, flushing and inflammation. Typically the function of the skin barrier is tested using […]

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