Red noses are common for everyone during the wintertime, but people suffering from Rosacea deal with redness all year long. During the winter, it is important for people with Rosacea to take extra special care of their skin. Although Rosacea can’t be cured, it can be treated with laser therapy and antibiotics at The Savin Center.
For dry, itchy skin, plenty of thick moisturizer should be applied in the morning and at night. Protect the moisturized skin with layers of clothing that will cover as much of your body as possible. Any exposed skin will dry out rather quickly due to the wind and cold weather. Using a facial toner containing alcohol and taking hot showers will also dry out the skin.
Taking shorter showers with moisturizing soap or scent-free body wash will help keep the moisture and oils in the skin. Running a humidifier (especially at night) will keep moisture in the air. Applying lip balm throughout the day and before bed will prevent lips from chapping and drying out. If possible, start all of these habits in the fall!
The Savin Center in New Haven, CT can help with your wintertime Rosacea symptoms. Getting monthly facials to exfoliate the dead skin cells on the effected areas will help fight Rosacea in the winter.