This study is saying that a gentle moisturizer is an important part of a rosacea beating regime.
This was one of the gems that took me years to realize. In order to best treat rosacea, you will need to find a good gentle skin care routine.
Another recent study found similar benefits when using Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. The conclusion of that 2006 study was that “Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser may be a good choice for the cleansing part of a total rosacea skin care regimen.”
This study concludes “in the management of rosacea, basic skin care regimens, including daily use of a therapeutic moisturizer, offer optimal benefits“.
Beneficial use of Cetaphil(R) Moisturizing Cream as part of a daily skin care regimen for individuals with rosacea. J Dermatolog Treat. 2007;18(3):158-62. , Laquieze S, Czernielewski J, Baltas E. , PERITESCO. Paris. France.
Introduction: Rosacea is a common and chronic disorder characterized by flushing, erythema, papules, pustules, and telangiectasia on the central part of the face. Because the facial skin of individuals with rosacea is particularly sensitive, irritants can trigger a worsening of the signs and symptoms of the disease. This enhanced sensitivity is thought to be linked to a deficient stratum corneum barrier function.
Materials and methods: In the present study, 20 individuals receiving twice-daily applications of metronidazole 0.75% gel for at least 15 days applied a gentle non-irritating moisturizing cream (Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream) twice daily for 15 days on one half of the face; the other side remained treated with metronidazole only and served as the control.
Results: Clinical assessments, confirmed by biophysical measurements (electrical capacitance, transepidermal water loss (TEWL), and lactic acid stinging test), provided evidence that the moisturizer contributed to the restoration of the skin barrier: skin dryness, roughness and desquamation were much improved and skin sensitivity was significantly reduced. Skin properties and skin discomfort were also greatly enhanced and the patients were very satisfied with the product.
Conclusions: It can thus be concluded that in the management of rosacea, basic skin care regimens, including daily use of a therapeutic moisturizer, offer optimal benefits.
Moisturizing Cream Ingredients
Purified Water, polyglycerylmethacrylate, Propylene Glycol, petrolatum, dicaprylyl Ether, peg-5 Glyceryl Stearate, glycerin, dimethicone, Dimethiconol, cetyl Alcohol, sweet Almond Oil, acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, tocopheryl Acetate, phenoxyethanol, benzyl Alcohol, disodium Edta, sodium Hydroxide, lactic Acid.
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