Rosacea Moisturizing Treatments

We do recommend that rosacea patients try one oil for a period of time, before you try other oils, and then choose the one that best meets your skin type.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is really a wax ester extracted from the ground or crushed seeds of the jojoba plant. The structure of the jojoba oil resembles the skin's natural oil. Which is ideal to use. It is used for rosacea because of its emollient properties, its non-irritating effects and because it reduces water loss, thereby helping to keep your skin moist. Jojoba oil can be used once in the morning and then again in the evening.

Safflower Oil

Safflower oil contains many of the same properties that Jojoba Oil has such as being an excellent oil that is almost identical to the natural oil of the human body. It is very inexpensive and can easily be found in most grocery stores at 1/4 the cost of Jojoba oil.

Borage Oil

Borage oil is extracted from the seeds of the Borago plant. It is rich in gamma-linolenic acid, which is an essential fatty acid, that body does not naturally produce. This essential fatty acids must be taken from a food source or other sources. Borage oil can be taken as an herbal supplement or applied topically to the skin. Borage oil has some anti-inflammatory properties that are helpful for rosacea patients; borage oil also reduces the reddening of the skin. It is also promotes healthy skin as well.

Chamomile Oil

Chamomile oil contains azulene, which offers superior calming effects. When used for rosacea, the oil soothes and clams the skin and relieves inflammation.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is from the flowers and leaves of the plant through steam distillation. A favorite essential oil for all skin types, lavender essential oil is particularly beneficial to rosacea skin. It calms the skin and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Moisturizers for Rosacea

The International Rosacea Foundation has gathered a list of moisturizers for rosacea patients.

Moisturizers are to help prevent the skin from being to dry, but that's not all it does. It also can protect the skin, improve it's appearance and to aid in healing the skin.

We must keep in mind that all the products listed below isn't for everyone. Your skin condition, may be worse than others and may react differently. Another way to promote healthy skin, is by drinking more water, during the hot summers month, where we tend to sweat more, or even in the winter months where there is less moisture in the air. That be being said, here is the top moisturizers in no real order.

Avene Anti-Redness light moisturizer

Avene Anti-Redness light moisturizer is designed for sensitive skin. Avene Anti-Redness light moisturizer is a lightweight moisturizing cream, which helps to promote, to diffuse the redness in your skin. Avene Anti-Redness light moisturizer also contains a SPF of 10.

Neutrogena Moisture for Sensitive skin

Neutrogena Moisture for Sensitive Skin Is an oil-free, non-comedogenic (won't clog pores), fragrance-free and is lightweight, water-based moisturizer that is very gentle for sensitive skin. The skin is left feeling soft, smooth and moisturized.

Ingredient List:

Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmiitate, Dimethicone, Petrolatum, Cyclomethicone, Soy Sterol, Isopropyl Isostearate, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG 10 Soy Sterol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Carbomer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Diazolidinyl Urea, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion provides an all-day protection and penetrates the skin to increase skin hydration. This can help to keep the skin barrier intact so it can protect against outside irritants.

Ingredients List:

Purified Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20 and Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceramide-3, Ceramide 6-II, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Poylglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phytosphingosine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum