Oftentimes, people with certain skin conditions need to be particularly careful when selecting their beauty products. It may be difficult, for instance, for individuals with rosacea to find a facial exfoliant.
According to O Magazine, Dr Diane Berson, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, reports that most people afflicted with rosacea, a condition characterized by facial redness, have sensitive skin. Because of this, those who have rosacea must avoid retinoids, which are often used to diminish fine lines and regenerate collagen, and many other exfoliants, as they can irritate skin.
However, there are some options available to people who suffer from this skin condition. Instead of using a typical scrub, the publication suggests selecting a cleanser or moisturizer that contains salicylic acid, which can help unclog pores as it exfoliates. Another option is a product that contains retinol, a milder retinoid.
Dermalogica offers a few products which contain salicylic acid to gently clean, moisturize and condition skin, like Essential Cleansing Solution and Clean Start Welcome Matte SPF15. Dermalogica Skin Renewal Booster contains retinol and gently exfoliates while helping to increase cell renewal. Another product that is ideal for rosacea-prone skin is the AntiRedness Calming Serum from Exuviance. It contains TriPeptide that helps interrupt the inflammation cascade, reducing the appearance of flushing on your skin.