The Grooming Manual
Men With Rosacea: How to Treat & Prevent Irritated Skin
Rosacea is a skin disease that millions of men struggle with every day. While there is no cure, the following skincare tips and skincare products for rosacea can help fend off future outbreaks.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that affects the skin. Rosacea most commonly affects the face by creating redness and pimples. Rosacea can flare up at any point and last weeks to months. There is no cure for rosacea, but with proper treatment and care, it can be minimized.
Dealing with Irritants & Preventing Rosacea
The sun is a major source of irritation for men with rosacea. Most guys can't - and don't even want - to completely avoid the sun, so applying sunscreen when outside is essential. More important than application here are the types of products used. Men who suffer from rosacea know that their skin is hyper sensitive and irritates easily, so avoiding sunscreens with harmful chemicals and irritants is vital.
Our SPF products offer broad spectrum protection from UVA/B rays with natural, non-irritating ingredients and a zinc-based mineral formula.
- Daily Defense Face Moisturizer with SPF 20 - Oil-free formula protects your skin from sun damage without clogging pores. Made with zinc-oxide, green tea extract, and vitamin E. Absorbs fast and doesn't leave behind any white marks.
- Element Defense Moisturizer with SPF 45 - Designed for use all over your body when you'll be exposed to direct sunlight for an extended period. Made with zinc oxide, green tea extract, and sunflower oil.
Knowing your own irritants is key. While the sun is one of the most common triggers, sufferers can attest to any number of things that set off reactions. In no particular order, all of the following can cause rosacea to flare up:
- Harsh skincare products
- Spicy foods
Shaving with Rosacea
Shaving can be a pain for any guy - but for men with rosacea, it can be disastrous. The best shaving tips for men with rosacea start with the right products.
Most guys with rosacea prefer an electric razor. If you must use a blade, we highly suggest investing in a sharp safety razor. Rubbing too many blades across your already sensitive skin could cause trouble so avoid it at all costs.
Avoid shaving creams that lather or foam. The ingredients used to make shaving cream lather or foam are highly irritating to the skin (even to men who do not have rosacea). The best shaving cream for men with rosacea is a natural shaving cream as it will be less likely to trigger rosacea inflammation.
Our Smooth Brushless Shave Cream is non-lathering with moisturizing ingredients that sooth and calm the skin. It's made with glycerin, jojoba, and aloe vera to protect your skin from irritation, provide a slick surface for your razor, and prevent post-shave irritation.
Taking care of your skin with rosacea can feel like a burden given how easily irritation can occur. Rosacea treatments call for taking care of the skin by gently cleansing it and moisturizing it, without causing irritation. To achieve this, we suggest sticking with two products: a natural face wash for men and a natural face moisturizer for men. Together they give your skin the primary essentials it needs - cleansing and hydration - without irritation.
We advise washing your face no more than twice a day and always moisturizing afterwards. The best face cleanser for rosacea will include gentle, yet effective cleansers such as activated charcoal, while the best moisturizer for rosacea contains effective natural hydrators such as aloe and jojoba oil. Use only luke warm water when washing your face (avoid hot showers).
You can get both of these skincare essentials in our Daily Essential Face Care Routine. It includes:
- Purifying Charcoal Face Wash - gentle and non-lathering formula with activated charcoal, olive oil, and jojoba.
- Daily Essential Face Moisturizer - lightweight, fast absorbing, and oil-free moisturizer with aloe vera, jojoba, and DMAE.
Face scrubs, masks, and toners, no matter how natural they are, usually will irritate the skin of someone with rosacea. Stick to the skin care basics.
If you follow the simple tips for rosacea sufferers above, as well as use the best skin care products for rosacea, you could find yourself dealing with far fewer breakouts, far more confidence, and all around healthier skin.