Home Care routine for Severe Rosacea and Sensitive Skin (UPDATED)

PM Home Care Routine:

1.  Cleanse with Dr Schwab Sensitive Cleanser or Extreme + Sensitive Cleanser. Use about the size of a US quarter/25cent coin (use more than that if you wear makeup – play with different quantities to find the optimal amount that removes the quantity of makeup that you use on your skin). Follow the process as per the video of how to use this cleanser. I am VERY serious about the process and the fact that you add small amounts of water each time – do not try and take a short cut and use large amounts of water – it will not produce the same result! Do NOT follow the instructions on the cleanser bottle. ONLY use cool water.

2. Hydrate + Serum. It hydrates the skin which then helps it start repairing itself. Apply 1 to 2 pumps all over, leave on.

3. Tu’el Super Soothe Mask or SSC Soothe + Hydrate Mask Apply on red/irritated/painful skin. It will calm just about any skin type, and also nourish it with antioxidants. Use a substantial layer of the mask – do not let it disappear from view – it must be visible on the skin at all times. Leave on 10 minutes. Splash off with cool water.

4. Apply medicated solutions if necessary – metrogel/antibiotics if prescribed by your doctor. This is a personal decision on your part…I cannot tell you that you should or should not follow your doctors prescription….

5. Skin Renu Rosacea Defense or SSC Light + Calm Lotion (if you have very dry skin you may prefer the SSC Rich + Calm Cream) – moisturize all over. This is a great light moisturizer to help add valuable lipids back into rosacea or damaged/sensitive skin – a critical element for the skin to regain strength and so reduce the visible aspects of rosacea or skin sensitivity.

AM Home Care Routine

1. Splash the face with cool water – do not cleanse. Over-cleansing is bad for all skin types but especially bad for rosacea and sensitive skin.

2. SSC Hydrate + Serum. It hydrates the skin which then helps it start repairing itself. Apply 1 to 2 pumps all over, leave on.

3. Tu’el Super Soothe Mask or SSC Soothe + Hydrate Mask. Apply on red/irritated/painful skin. It will calm just about any skin type, and also nourish it with antioxidants. It must be a substantial layer of the mask – do not let it disappear from view – it must be visible on the skin at all times. Leave on 10 minutes. Splash off with cool water.

4. Apply medicated solutions if necessary – metrogel/antibiotics if prescribed by your doctor. This is a personal decision on your part…I cannot tell you that you should or should not follow your doctors prescription….

5. Skin Renu Rosacea Defense – moisturize only where needed during the daytime – not all over if there are areas where you are naturally ‘oily’ – i.e. where you produce a lot of your own natural moisturizer…see the video on whether to moisturize or not. You don’t want to have too much moisturizer on during the day as your skin will often produce more of it’s own due to stress hormones and other hormonal activity.

6. Apply a mineral sunscreen like ‘Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40‘ (with a tint), or ‘Mineral Sunscreen SPF 35‘ (without tint). Only mineral sunscreens should be used on extremely sensitive skin. Apply a sunscreen EVERY DAY!

NOTE: Do not try and exfoliate severe rosacea and sensitive skin. Your skin will have to strengthen to a more moderate level of rosacea and sensitivity before you do that. See the blog entry for a home care routine for moderate rosacea and sensitivity.

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NOTE: The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional should you have any concerns.…

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