BEAUTY: Dealing with Acne + Rosacea

We've often been asked what to use to minimize blemishes, rosacea and inflammation. Acne and rosacea are different, but they coexist. And while triggers for redness can vary from environmental factors to diet to stress, we want to eliminate as many possible causes for flare ups. Keeping a log can be helpful for figuring out a precise reason.

Making sure to use clean skincare products will help keep rosacea inflammation at bay. Gentle formulas such as Soul Sunday Rice Wash and Mist contain aloe to soothe and hydrate. The cucumber and rice water in these formulas will naturally ease irritated skin. Soul Sunday Bougie Lite Facial Oil is a great moisturizer with red raspberry seed oil (an anti-inflammatory agent) and vitamin E. Applying a light layer of Coconut Oil as part of your nightly routine can also help fight rosacea. 

Activated bamboo charcoal is a centuries-old ingredient that naturally draws out impurities and prevents breakouts. Little Barn Apothecary makes an Aloe + Charcoal Cleanser that doesn't dry skin out. For oily or combination skin, Morihata's Binchotan Charcoal Soap does wonders.  

Always be sure to moisturize after cleansing, even if you have oily skin. That extra moisture prevents a layer of dry skin from forming, which can increase bacteria growth resulting in more blemishes. Herbivore Botanicals' Lapis Oil contains azulene from blue tansy and blue yarrow, powerful inflammatory and antibacterial ingredients that aid in reducing redness and clarifies the complexion.