How to Exfoliate for Rosacea


Exfoliation essentially means the removal of dead skin cells from a part of the body, and exfoliation can be performed in a number of ways. A chemical peel is a kind of exfoliation in which acids and other chemicals are used, yet it usually is far too harsh for anyone with rosacea, a condition that results in dry, flaky, red and inflamed skin that is very sensitive to chemical contact. Rosacea suffers need gentle treatments so their conditions are not exacerbated.

Things You'll Need

  • Distilled water
  • Facial exfoliant
  • Rinse your face with distilled water. You also can use a very gentle facial cleanser before using the exfoliating treatment, yet consult a doctor beforehand. Do not use any chemical or manual peels without first consulting your dermatologist.

  • Use an exfoliating treatment recommended by your dermatologist. Avoid alpha hydroxy acids, as they tend to be harsh on sensitive skin, according to the International Rosacea Foundation. Smooth the exfoliating treatment on your face, massaging gently for about 15 seconds in the morning and before going to bed. Extra or different instructions may appear on the package of your exfoliation treatment. Follow them. Depending on the treatment, you may experience a slight tingling sensation immediately after application.

  • Increase the application time after two weeks of successful treatment. Gently massage the exfoliant for 30 seconds instead of 15 seconds. If you experience irritation, apply the exfoliant less frequently or use a different exfoliant.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not exceed recommended applications unless otherwise instructed by your doctor or dermatologist, as it may cause more irritation and inflammation.

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