Rosacea Skin Care: Moisturizers
Having sensitive, but dry skin is common among individuals with rosacea and selecting a suitable moisturizer will help you to manage your condition. If left untreated, dry skin will result in burning, tightness, itching and stinging, leaving you feeling uncomfortable and frustrated.
Furthermore, due to the increased sensitivity of those with rosacea, finding a suitable product can be an aggravating process. A water-based moisturizer with ingredients or medications that do not dry out the skin is recommended by dermatologists.
Immediately stop using any product if you notice sensitive reactions such as increased burning, itching, stinging and redness. You may have to try several formulations before you find the one that's right for your skin. Recommendations cannot be generalized, since each person with rosacea will react differently to the same product.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that often occurs along with rosacea. Seborrheic dermatitis appears as a red and scaly rash that is mostly found on the scalp, eyelids, eyebrows, sides of the nose, behind the ears and other areas of the body where skin folds are located.
A person with rosacea can have dry scaly skin secondary to the dermatitis, so no amount of moisturizing will help the scaling until the inflammation is first controlled by medication.