When you have rosacea, good skin care can help reduce flare-ups. Cleansers are a vital part of daily skin care. However, some products can cause a reaction such as burning and stinging of the skin.

Here’s some tips on choosing and using cleansers.

  • Choose mild cleansers that are labelled for “sensitive skin”.
  • Cleansers should be alcohol and fragrance-free and not contain small particles or chips.
  • Avoid soaps, toners and astringents.
  • Gently wash the face once or twice a day with warm (not hot) water.
  • Do not use scrubbing tools such as sponges, brushes or wash cloths.
  • Pat skin dry with a soft towel.
  • Apply moisturizer after washing and a moisturizer with sunscreen in the morning.

*Before applying any new products to your face, rub a small amount on your inner forearm, neck or just in front of the ears and check for a reaction up to a day later.