At least once a week I’m asked for ‘the one thing that helped my rosacea’. I understand the impulse: everyone wants something immediate, something tangible, something simple that they can do to make a huge impact. But every time, I have to tell them the very boring and probably frustrating answer: there wasn’t one single thing. But that doesn’t mean that there’s no hope.
Last night I posted this video to Instagram, summarising some of the most common rosacea myths. It revisited an instagram series I did previously, but I know it’s really annoying to scroll back to find specific posts over on there, so I thought I’d collate all of the rosacea myths in one place.
As soon as I published THIS POST about my current most-used cleansers, people were asking for a similar post for moisturisers for rosacea… ask and you shall receive! As I mentioned in the cleanser post, this isn’t an exhaustive list, it’s not the Ultimate All Time Favourite Moisturisers post, it’s just a summary of the ones I’ve been using a lot recently. I try a lot of products and tend to jump around depending on season, stress levels, how my rosacea is feeling, and general vibes. But if you’re looking for some warm weather appropriate moisturisers for rosacea, this post is for you!
Skincare is a topic that comes up regularly because it can be such an overwhelming area for people, even without the added complication of a skin condition. I wanted to share my current cleansers for rosacea options as I am often asked what my ‘favourite’ cleansers are. I actually find the term ‘favourites’ largely unhelpful because I use many different products – my bathroom, dresser, and bedside table are all cluttered with multiple bottles, pots, and tubes. I tend to select different products based on the season, how my rosacea is feeling, where I am, what I’ve been doing that day… it’s rarely a one-product-fits-all situation. I also love trying products out so that I can recommend you something that might work for you, which means I always have an eye out for something new or interesting.
If I had £1 for every instagram DM I get from someone asking ‘do I have rosacea?’ followed by a flood of photos of their skin, I would be writing this blog post from a luxury beach hut (fully air-conditioned, shady, and with a huge fan pointed at me… of course!) I am not medically or aesthetically trained but I know the panic and hopelessness a person can feel when they are waist-deep in rosacea research and feeling even more confused than when they started. So I wanted to try to help…