Posted by Michelle Douglas on 2/7/2014 to
Dry winter weather can wreak havoc on anyone’s skin, but those who have problems with Rosacea and acne are especially susceptible to skin discomfort during the winter months. If your skin is increasingly red and full of blemishes and a regular skincare regimen isn't helping, you should purchase skin care products that are specifically meant to soothe and heal red and acne-prone skin. Instead of purchasing regular cleansing and moisturizing products that might irritate your skin even further, look for cleansers, masks and moisturizers that are specifically formulated to hydrate and soothe sensitive, blemish-prone skin.
When you have sensitive skin, acne or Rosacea, you can’t get away with purchasing the most generic skin care products available unless you want to cause even more skin irritation and redness. If you want to calm the redness in your skin and keep it from becoming dry or blemished, look for moisturizer products that contain the following gentle ingredients:
- Aloe vera
- Hydroxy acid
Aloe vera helps to moisturize the skin and heal blemishes, while hydroxy acid gently removes old, dry skin cells from the surface of the skin to reveal the healthier skin beneath.
A gentle, anti-inflammatory mask is a great choice for those who are prone to blemishes and redness. Look for masques that contain the following blemish-fighting and calming ingredients:
- Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
- Benzoyl peroxide
- Kaolin clay
Tea tree oil contains antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, which is why it is the perfect ingredient for those who suffer from acne and skin redness. Benzoyl peroxide helps to reduce skin inflammation that causes Rosacea and pimples. Kaolin clay is used in masques because of its ability to soak up excess oil in the skin and control inflammation. Each of these ingredients can help you take control of your acne and Rosacea.
Not all moisturizers are created equal, and if your skin is prone to redness, you should look for moisturizers that contain the following ingredients:
- Hyaluronic acid
- Amino acid
These ingredients will help calm and moisturize your skin so that it can heal from blemishes and irritation and obtain a radiant glow.