Unlike with eczema, which very often improves with exposure to sunshine, rosacea can get much worse in the summer, and is also aggravated by sun damage.
Not at all fair, but there are some ways in which you can look after your skin and reduce your risk of flare-ups.
SHADE: THINK VAMPIRE!
- Use wide-brimmed hats
- Stick to shady spots
- Stay indoors in the heat of the day (10am -2pm)
USE APPROPRIATE SUNSCREEN
- Sunscreens with physical not chemical protection, ie zinc or titanium dioxide.
- Unfragranced is best
- Brands marketed as for sensitive skin or children are less likely to irritate
- Use a high SPF & reapply frequently
- Ice packs
- Ice towels
- Have a fan on hand at all times!
TREAT YOUR ROSACEA HOLISTICALLY
Remember your whole body needs care in order to look after your skin, so find ways to calm down as you cool down:
- daily meditation, yoga or walks in the park
- eat omega-rich berries and fish
- eat for gut health and load up on pre- & pro-biotics
- drink plenty of water
- get enough sleep!
KEEP YOUR SKIN HYDRATED
Moisturising is important all year round. Balmonds have three different emollients that are suitable for rosacea, which you can use in combination to keep your face well-nourished and well-hydrated
- Intensive Facial Oil with rosehip and calendula for night-time use
- Daily Moisturising Cream with shea butter for frequent application during the day
- Skin Salvation ointment with hemp for intensive conditioning