Is Cetaphil good for redness or rosacea-prone skin?


What are redness-prone and rosacea-prone skin?

Rosacea is a long-term inflammatory skin condition that typically affects the face. The common characteristics associated with rosacea-prone skin are redness across your nose, cheeks, forehead and chin that can often come and go in ‘flare-ups’. Stinging or tingling sensations and broken blood vessels can also appear on the surface of the skin. Redness-prone skin can also be unrelated to rosacea, and characteristics could include flushing, tingling, visible redness and signs of sensitivity.

Triggers for redness or rosacea-prone skin may include environmental factors such as UV light, heat, cold, wind etc., lifestyle factors such as stress and changes to diet, genetic (hereditary conditions and hormones), and reactive factors (the use of harsh skincare products such as exfoliants or acids).

If you believe you have rosacea or experience discomfort from your skin, please contact your doctor or healthcare professional.

What are the key principles of skincare if you have redness or rosacea-prone skin?

A gentle everyday skincare regime alongside avoidance of known triggers is recommended to help maintain moisture in the skin and a healthy skin barrier. Dermatology experts recommend daily moisturiser with SPF30 to protect against daily UV exposure in rosacea-prone skin. Mineral sun filters may be less irritating. It’s often best to avoid hot and humid conditions where possible as heat can be a key trigger for redness and irritation. Experts also recommend use of a gentle type of daily facial cleanser. It may help to look out for products that are clinically tested and suitable for sensitive skins, including redness and rosacea-prone skin.

Is Cetaphil good for redness or rosacea-prone skin?

Cetaphil products were created for dermatologists and are still recommended today by dermatologists and skincare experts for the care of sensitive skin. The Cetaphil PRO range is not a treatment for rosacea. The range consists of a daily facial skincare routine for redness or rosacea-prone skin is designed to deliver expert cleansing and moisturising daily care for this type of sensitive skin, and is dermatologically tested on sensitive, redness and rosacea-prone skin.

Which Cetaphil products are best for redness or rosacea-prone skin?

PRO Range Moisturising Day Cream SPF30 is a neutral-beige tinted formulation that helps to visibly even skin tone and reduce the visible appearance of redness, whilst also providing protection from the sun using 100% mineral UV filters.

The PRO range Moisturising Night Cream is a favourite among skincare experts including dermatologists. It won the 2020 Marie Claire Award for Best Skincare Product for Redness-prone Skin. It is rich yet easily spreadable face cream that helps to hydrate the skin and support the skin’s barrier and includes ceramides and niacinamide among its ingredients list. It helps to reduce visible redness over time.

The PRO Range Cleansing Facial Wash works to remove excess oil and impurities while being gentle on the skin barrier. Soap-free yet gently lathers, and with allantoin and caffeine, it’s a great facial wash for gentle and effective cleansing of redness and rosacea-prone skin.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is also commonly used to cleanse this type of sensitive skin.

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