What skin care products are best for rosacea?

Hand with blue gloves touching a woman's face with rosacea

Rosacea is an uncomfortable skin condition that makes you sensitive to almost everything. Imagine getting the red, burning, swollen bumps and areas on your face just because you wanted a hot drink. You can’t even go out and enjoy a sunny day because of it! So, it makes you wonder what skin care products are best for rosacea?

Avoiding the triggers of rosacea because is difficult, and the next best thing we can do is manage its symptoms through skin care. The good thing is, we have just the right answers for you: CANhaveTODAY’s Soothing Juggernaut and Healing Legends. But before we start diving into the products, we need to understand rosacea first.

All you need to know about rosacea

A close up photo of Papulopustular rosacea on a woman's face, showing red bumps on flushed cheeks, nose, and chin; rosacea is one of the different types of skin rashes
What skin care products are best for rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition wherein the skin gets bumps, redness, swelling, skin dryness, pain, and visible blood vessels on the face. The bumps can be filled with pus, and there may be thickness of the skin if rosacea has persisted for years. Symptoms usually last a few minutes, disappear, and appear again. This come-and-go manner can last weeks to months.

This skin condition may be mistaken as acne because it presents on the face, especially on the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. The skin on the neck and chest can also get rosacea, but the face is the most common. The eyes can even be included, it can be swollen, dry, sore, and irritated along with the eyelids. This condition is called “ocular rosacea.”

See related: Differences between common skin conditions: Eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea

Triggers and risk factors

Woman touching her face, which has rosacea symptoms on nose and cheeks

A person with rosacea blushes more easily than other people. Blushing or flushing is usually the first sign of a flare up, followed by swelling, then the appearance of the skin bumps. Anything that can widen the blood vessels can trigger rosacea, like extreme temperatures, spicy food, alcohol, and the sun. Exercise, emotions, medications, and any irritant can also cause flare-ups!

Anyone can have this troublesome skin condition, but females are at most risk, especially those of ages 30-50 years. People with skin that gets easily sunburned and smokers are also at risk. Most important of all, if your any one in your family has rosacea, there’s a chance you might have it, too.

Rosacea Treatment

Rosacea on the cheeks of a woman

There is no known cure for rosacea, but you can manage its symptoms. Prevention is better than cure, but we know that rosacea triggers are very difficult to avoid. So, treating the symptoms is our best option.

First off, prescription topicals like creams and gels aid by making the blood vessels shrink, reducing redness. Anti-inflammatory agents also help by reducing the swelling and redness of a flare-up. Another amazing option for taking care of your sensitive skin is a rosacea skin care routine. The basic steps in skin care are important to protect your skin from environmental factors and nourish it from the outside.

Do you want to avoid a rosacea flare-up? Or perhaps you want to treat it? We have what you need whether you’re taking precaution or trying to treat your symptoms.

See related: How to treat eczema flare-ups symptoms

Best skin care routine & products for rosacea skin

Man washing face on a sink

Knowing that rosacea can be triggered by environmental factors and irritants like strong chemicals, we must avoid strong products. The trick to taking care of rosacea-prone skin is using gentle and fragrance-free skin care products. Take care of your rosacea-prone skin by following these steps:

  1. Cleanse with a gentle cleanser. Cleansing your face will get rid of the debris and residue that could trigger a flare-up. It also removes excess oil and bacteria, both of which could cause acne.
  2. Moisturize your skin. By using a moisturizer, you lock in moisture and hydrate your skin. Not only that, but moisturizing also makes your skin more comfortable and reduces irritation.
  3. Apply sunscreen. The sun is a rosacea trigger, so we cannot stress enough that people with rosacea need to avoid it. A sunscreen gives your skin the protection it needs from the sun, and you need to apply it even though you are indoors or if it’s cloudy. Most importantly, don’t forget to reapply sunscreen every two hours for continued protection!
  4. Soothe the skin with calming salve. Salves protect the affected skin and calm the symptoms, especially the burning sensation and redness. For you, we recommend Soothing Juggernaut and Healing Legends, two salves made with all-natural products. These salves will give your skin relief like no other, read on to find out how.

What skin care products are best for rosacea?

Reduce pain & redness with Soothing Juggernaut

Soothing Juggernaut

Soothing Juggernaut is made with tea tree, lavender, chamomile, cypress, arnica, and frankincense essential oils. These essential oils’ combined properties against inflammation and pain are so strong, you’ll feel them! This soothing salve with reduce the burning sensation until you can’t feel it. Being a force against inflammation, Soothing Juggernaut can defeat the redness, swelling, and bumps on your skin!

But how do the mentioned essential oils help with rosacea? Let’s start with chamomile essential oil, which is powerful in reducing inflammation, pain, swelling, and discomfort (Wu et al., 2010; Tabatabaeichehr, Mortazavi, 2020). This essential oil even has vitamins B12, D, and E, which are beneficial to the skin.

Cypress essential oil, on the other hand, is known to be gentle and good for sensitive skin. It can kill bacteria and fungi, prevent skin damage, and moisturize the skin all at the same time (Orohan & Tumen, 2015; Aazza et al., 2014; Mawazi et al., 2022). Meanwhile, frankincense essential oil, being a strong anti-inflammatory and moisturizer, will soothe and nourish your rosacea-prone skin (Al-Yasiry & Kiczorowska, 2016; Togni et al., 2022).

On the other hand, lavender essential oil is excellent in mitigating the pain and inflammation of a flare-up (da Silva et al., 2015). Similarly, arnica has strong anti-inflammatory properties that make it an excellent solution for pain and swelling, thanks to its active substance helenalin (Lyss et al., 1997).

Moisturize & repair skin with Healing Legends

Healing Legends

If you want to moisturize your rosacea, Healing Legends is a great option. Its composition also includes the essential oils from tea tree, lavender, chamomile, and frankincense, so it is also top-notch when it comes to reducing swelling and bumps. Additionally, Healing Legends boasts myrrh and bergamot essential oils.

Myrrh essential oil adds anti-inflammatory strength to this salve, helping relieve inflammation and redness (Shalaby & Hammouda, 2014). Bergamot essential oil evens the skin tone, helping reduce hyperpigmentation (Menichini et al., 2010). These essential oils are also remarkable in fighting off bacteria and fungi, lowering the chances of your skin getting infected (Batiha et al., 2023; Mahboubi & Kashani, 2016; Marotta et al., 2016; Romano et al., 2005).

A quick note: These products contain Sodium borate. The government of Canada does not recommend the use of products containing Sodium borate on open wounds, cuts, or abrasions.

Learn more about the properties of Soothing Juggernaut and Healing Legends using this table.
 Soothing JuggernautHealing Legends (with Frankincense)
 Arnica (Arnica montana)Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) 
AntibacterialMild to Strong [1,2,3]Moderate [12]Moderate to Strong [26]Mild to Strong [39]Mild to Strong [51] 
– AcneMild to Strong [1,2,3]Moderate [13]Moderate [14]Moderate [39]Mild to Strong [51] 
– CellulitisModerate to Strong [14] 
– ItchMild to Strong [1,2,3]Moderate [12]Strong [40]Strong [52] 
– Skin infectionsMild to Strong [1,2,3]ModerateStrong [27]Strong [39]Mild to Strong [53] 
Anti-inflammatoryStrong [4]Strong [13]Strong [28]Strong [41]Strong [54] 
   – AcneStrong [13]Moderate to Strong [14]Moderate [39]Strong [55] 
   – SwellingStrong [4]Strong [13]Strong [28]Strong [41]Strong [54] 
AntifungalMild to Moderate [3]Moderate to Strong [14]Moderate [29]Moderate to Strong [42]Moderate to Strong [56] 
   – Athlete’s foot (Foot itch)Moderate to Strong [14]Strong [30,31]Moderate to Strong [43]Strong [57] 
   – ItchModerate to Strong [14]Moderate [30]Moderate [39] 
AntimicrobialMild to Moderate [1,5,6]Moderate to Strong [12, 14]Strong [32,33]Mild to Strong [39,42]Mild to Strong [51,56] 
Antioxidant (fights skin damage and aging)Strong [7]Mild to Strong [15]Strong [29]Mild to Strong [39]Mild to Strong [58] 
AntiparasiticMild to Strong [16,17]Strong [29]Mild to Strong [44]  
Antispasmodic (relieves muscle spasms)Moderate to Strong [5]Moderate to Strong [18,19]Strong – Muscle spasms – Menstrual cramps – Restless leg syndromeStrong [45] – Intestinal spasms  Strong [59] – Intestinal spasms 
Insecticidal (Kills insects)Mild to Moderate [8]Strong [20]Strong [29]Moderate to Strong [46] 
Moisturizing (for dry and/or cracked skin)Strong [21]Moderate to Strong [34]Strong (Very Strong with Frankincense) [47]Strong [60] 
Reduces bruisingModerate to Strong [9,10]Strong [22]StrongModerateModerate to Strong 
Very Strong 
Reduces cellulite– Moderate to Strong [14] 
Reduces hyperpigmentationStrong [11]Strong [23,13]Moderate [35]Moderate [11]Strong [61] 
Very Strong 
Reduces or relieves painStrong [4]Strong [24]Moderate to Strong [36]    – Joint pain    – Arthritic pain    – Muscle painModerate [48]Strong [62] 
Repels InsectsStrong [25]Strong [37]Strong [49] Mild to Moderate [63,64] 
Treats crampsStrong [5]Strong [38] – 
Heals damaged skinStrong [4]Strong [13]Strong [14]Strong [50]Moderate to Strong [65,66] 
Table 1. Properties of the main essential oils in CANhaveTODAY’s Soothing Juggernaut and Healing Legends salves.

Start your rosacea skin care routine now

Incorporating these gentle and effective skin care products into your daily routine can significantly improve the quality of life of those struggling with rosacea. Experience relief and regain your confidence with CANhaveTODAY’s Soothing Juggernaut and Healing Legends.

FAQ

How do you get rosacea?

The exact cause of rosacea is unknown but it is believed to be a combination of hereditary and environmental factors.

What causes a rosacea flare up?

Rosacea flare-ups can be triggered by hot drinks, spicy foods, alcohol, temperature extremes, sunlight, stress, and medications.

How to calm rosacea flare-up

You can do several things to calm a rosacea flare-up, including moisturizing with fragrance-free moisturizers, keeping yourself hydrated, using cold compresses, protecting yourself from sunlight, keeping yourself cool, and managing stress.

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