Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin that mainly affects the central part of the face (cheeks, nose, and forehead). The National Rosacea Society has revealed that cold weather is often a rosacea trigger for many individuals. From a total of 1,066 patients studied, 46% reported cold weather exacerbated their condition while 57% were affected by windy weather The dramatic drop in temperature combined with biting winds can wreak havoc on sensitive skin.
Here are a few tips to help you this winter
- Avoid close heat sources. Sitting to close to heaters etc.
- Turn down the temp at the faucet. Use only lukewarm water to avoid aggravating your skin.
- Guard against wind. Protect your skin against harsh winter winds with a scarf around your cheeks, nose, and mouth when you go outside.
- Manage stress.
- Respect your triggers. Knowing your triggers and avoiding them will help keep you on track with rosacea control.
- Wear sunblock. The winter sun can still burn, especially if it’s bouncing off snow and ice onto your skin. We provide a wide range of Sun factor creams at the clinic
Here at the clinic we offer treatments and products to help tackle rosacea
For more information or advice on rosacea please contact the clinic on 01474249957