Rosacea and eczema are two different chronic skin conditions that usually worsen in the winter due to the cold winds and low temperatures. Rosacea often shows up as redness or flushing in the face, and eczema as flaky patches on the skin. Red cheeks are the most commonly experienced symptom of rosacea, while eczema has a wider range of symptoms, like redness, sweeling, itching, dryness, rashes and more. Dryness caused by the heat at home can also dehydrate the skin and aggrivate these diseases.
For those prone to rosacea or eczema flare ups, it is important to use products that will not only moisturize the skin, but also contain ingredients that will prevent negative reactions:
- Zinc is known to sooth dry skin and to alleviate itching and redness.
- Chamomile reduces symptoms of both eczema and rosacea, promote healing and moistutize the skin. it’s also good for anyone with sensetive skin.
- Witch hazel is beneficial after cleaning the skin and before moisturizing to minimize the risk of infection, to soothe the skin that is itchy and irritated.
By using the right products and being aware of the appropriate ingredients, those who have rosacea or eczema can easily minimize the negative effects that winter has on these conditions.