Rosacea has come out of the closet! If you have rosacea, you’re in good company. More than 16 million people in the United States have rosacea. Worldwide, an estimated 48 million people have it. That means, of course, that famous people have rosacea too. A rosacea flare up can be embarrassing, but it hasn't stopped celebrities from putting their rosacea-prone faces in front of the camera, and I think that's fantastic. I’m sure they get frustrated by their skin, but judging by some of their careers, rosacea hasn't stopped them. Famous people with rosacea include:
- Bill Clinton
- Cameron Diaz
- Princess Diana
- Rosie O’Donnell
- Mariah Carey
- Find the best skin care routine for your rosacea-prone skin.
- Figure out your rosacea triggers and avoid them.
- See a dermatologist for treatment, if you can’t control your rosacea on your own.
- Cleansing: It's important not to overly dry or irritate your skin with cleansers.
- Treatment: It's important to use a product that can sooth inflammation and I've seen the best results with the combo of high-concentration green tea and caffeine.
- Hydration: Dry and irritated skin is prone to rosacea flare ups, so finding the right face cream is important.
- Sun protection: Sun exposure flares rosacea for many people, but sunscreens can be irritating, so I recommend wearing non-irritating mineral zinc oxide sunscreen everyday.
- Makeup: Flare ups of rosacea can be covered, but you need a makeup that's not irritating, which is why mineral makeup is the best for rosacea.
4. Mineral zinc oxide sunscreen needs to be worn everyday The sun causes rosacea-prone skin to act up, so sun protection is a key step in controlling your rosacea. Mineral zinc oxide products are the best sunscreen for rosacea because they work so well and are non-irritating. Pick your product based on your product preference and skin type:
5. Mineral Makeup gives you great coverage without risking skin irritation Whether your skin care routine includes makeup every day or whether you just need makeup to cover the occasional rosacea redness, mineral makeup is the best makeup for rosacea-prone skin. Not all mineral makeup covers well though, but mine does. Pick your product based on your skin type:
Remember, if you can't control your rosacea by avoiding trigger factors and using the right skin care products then it's time to see a dermatologist. There are topical and oral medicines that a dermatologist can prescribe or you. In my practice these fit nicely into this skin care routine and they help provide relief from this capricious, but common facial skin rash.