Do you have rosacea and have been searching for an anti-aging skin care routine?
After a few phone call inquires regarding anti-aging rosacea skin care options, it is time to revisit Dr. Bailey’s blog post: Anti-Aging Skin Care Options for People with Rosacea.
As Dr. Bailey notes, anti-aging skin care is especially tricky for rosacea-type skin because any strong acids or rough exfoliation can trigger a flare-up. However, Dr. Bailey has managed to help her rosacea patients not only get their rosacea under control, but also incorporate a gentle anti-aging rosacea skin care routine. For anyone testing out an anti-aging rosacea skin care regimen, Dr. Bailey emphasizes:
Each patient’s skin is unique and I customize the approach based on what they can tolerate. Rosacea is easy to provoke and so there is no way to predict how a person will do. I, of course, can’t say if your skin would tolerate these anti-aging options and I recommend that you see a dermatologist for specific recommendations and treatments.
Anti-Aging Rosacea Skin Care Options
Gentle exfoliation with a scrub such as Buf Puf Exfoliating Facial Sponge can work for rosacea-type skin. Dr. Bailey encourages her patients to use the Buf Puf Facial Sponge in the morning, so they can enjoy bright skin during the day. You may only be able to use this method twice a week, but it provides an avenue to remove dead skin cells.
Please note, Dr. Bailey warns to only use mild pressure and a mild cleanser to prevent a flare-up. Use mild cleansers, such as the Toleriane Cleanser or Dr. Bailey’s Calming Zinc Bar Soap, during any anti-aging rosacea skin care routine.
“I just wanted to say that I love the Calming Zinc Soap! I’ve been using it for a week and it has truly changed my life. Thank you so much for a wonderful product it has made a huge improvement in my skin!! “ - Brandy M, 1/14
2. Skin Care Products
Dr. Bailey has found Tretinoin cream (aka Retin-A) to be the most tolerable anti-aging product for rosacea-type skin, more so than AHA’s (acid pH product) or Vitamin C products. In order for rosacea skin to tolerate tretinoin, an additional supportive product is needed to soothe and calm the rosacea. Dr. Bailey recommends for her patients to use Calming Zinc Bar Soap and either Replenix CF cream or Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy – Replenix Power of Three Cream.
“Replenix makes an enormous difference in my skin tone- taking out the red. The new one with the caffeine is especially good.” Carolyn K, 8/09
Once your rosacea is under control, slowly introduce tretinoin cream for once or twice a week. Then advance to nightly. If a flare-up occurs, stop your tretinoin application and calm down your rosacea before resuming. Dr. Bailey recognizes that anti-aging rosacea skin care is a tricky and delicate process, but it is worthwhile for many to enjoy tretinoin’s anti-aging properties.
3. Cosmetic Services
Calming facials by a medical aesthetician have been helpful for Dr. Bailey’s rosacea patients. The calming facials soothe rosacea-type skin, allowing the skin to tolerate gentle exfoliation by Buf Puf Facial sponge and tretinoin cream. The interval between facials is every 6 weeks and it is important to find a medical aesthetician that is familiar with rosacea skin or understands a “calming facial.” If you are local to Sebastopol area, check out our aesthetician services and arrange an appointment.
Bottom Line for Anti-Aging Rosacea Skin Care Options
There are several anti-aging skin care options for anyone with rosacea, but it requires significant caution and care. Always discontinue exfoliation or tretinoin during a rosacea flare-up, and slowly reintroduce them after calming the rosacea. To read more on how Dr. Bailey instructs her patients to use tretinoin, read her blog: How To Correctly Use Retin A (Tretinoin) For Acne & Anti-Aging Skin Care. If you would like a more in-depth discussion on anti-aging rosacea skin care, check out Dr Bailey’s original blog: click here.
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Sincerely, Dr. Bailey Skin Care Team
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