Monday, March 8

Decluttering My Home Acne Rosacea Treatments to Make Room for What Works

This year I did a big declutter of all of my skin care products. I have Type-2 Rosacea, and a lot of the skin care and makeup products I had been holding onto are just never going to work with my skin. It was time to let them go!

If you suffer from rosacea, it can be difficult to find products that work with your skin. I’ve had rosacea for about seven years, and in that time I’ve tried dozens of different products. Using prescription antibiotics and Finacea have helped me tremendously. I still have to be careful about what I use for makeup and daily skin care.

As part of my decluttering process, I pitched, gave away, and even donated my makeup and skin care stuff that I had purchased with coupons, or received as samples. I was holding on to a lot of beauty stuff that I was never going to be able to use. It was nice to give it to people who were actually going to use it!

The Best Skincare Products for Acne Rosacea

These are the things that work for my skin that I decided to keep:

  • Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar. This thing rocks. It’s super gentle, and it removes all makeup. Make sure not to get the Antibacterial version. I made that mistake once, and it was way too harsh for my skin.
  • Cetaphil Lotion with SPF 15. I use this every day, even when I don’t get to spend much time outside. It helps maintain the moisture level on my skin without being too heavy.
  • Cetaphil Lotion with SPF 50. I use this when I know I’m going to spend some serious time in the sun. It definitely smells and feels more like sunscreen, but it doesn’t irritate my skin.
  • Alba Hawaiian Moisturizing Cream. I LOVE this stuff. I started using it when I was pregnant, and I wanted to use beauty products that were as natural as possible. I wear this in the evenings after I take my makeup off, and I love the way it smells.
  • Alba Pineapple Enzyme Cleanser. I had a facial this summer, and the esthetician told me I needed to start using an enzyme cleanser to gently get rid of dry skin and makeup residue. I was hesitant about it working, but it has been a godsend for me.

I just used the Cetaphil stuff for a year or so because I thought it was the only product line gentle enough for my skin. I was thrilled that the Alba products worked too. They have such a nice scent, and they have fewer mystery ingredients than most skincare products I’ve tried.

What kinds of skincare products work for your rosacea? Even though I’ve got my top five products, I’m always willing to try something new.

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