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Is Rosacea Affecting Your Kid’s Skin Health?

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Is Rosacea Affecting Your Kid’s Skin Health?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that can, and often does, worsen with age. While less common in tweens and teens, it can show signs and early beginnings at a very young age.

Confirming diagnosis of rosacea by your child’s dermatologist and beginning treatment early is one of the best ways to beat this skincare woe for good.

To combat tween and teen skin concerns like rosacea, founder Michael Canepa and his team of dermatologists and chemists had to take a deep look into what rosacea really is and how it affects your kid’s skin.

With targeted research, Kidskin was formulated specifically to help teens and tweens safely and effectively keep their rosacea under control along with other skin-related conditions such as acne.

It’s important to know that there are different types of rosacea with some surprising causes and symptoms that may be adversely affecting your tween or teen’s skin.

About Rosacea:

Did you know there are three types of rosacea? Understanding the differences of these types can be helpful when it comes to identifying your tween or teen’s skin concerns and the proper skincare solutions that can help:

Papulopustular Rosacea:

Children and adults with this type of condition often experience facial redness, visible veins and skin flushing. Typically this progresses and becomes coupled with blemishes that become red and inflamed, presenting as patches of swollen bumps and “whitehead” pustules. This commonly occurs across the forehead, cheeks and chin of adults and children.

Phymatous Rosacea

While more rare, this type of rosacea most often affects males, causing skin to thicken and scar, with affected areas appearing more swollen and bumpy – particularly around the nose.

Ocular Rosacea

This type of rosacea affects primarily the eyes but is still considered a skin condition. Discomfort, burning, itchy eyes and eyelid cysts are common symptoms of this type of rosacea. Children and adults may often experience chronic and recurring instances of stye and pink eye.

Find the Triggers:

If your tween or teen’s skin is showing signs of any of these types of conditions, it’s important to consider the triggers that may be setting off their inflammatory response and how to minimize their exposure to the following:

-Exposure to extreme hot or cold temperatures

-Overheating from playing sports or being out in the sun

-Eating spicy foods

-Consuming hot beverages

-Irritating skincare that includes fragrances

Teen girl taking a selfie.

Treat It Early:

While your dermatologist should recommend a targeted skincare plan for your child’s specific needs and triggers, these tried-and-true methods have proven effective in helping minimize skin-related discomfort and flare-ups caused by rosacea:

  1. Avoid Conventional Make Up and Hygiene Products:

Avoid products that contain synthetic ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate, menthol, camphor or any fragrances  - unfortunately many detergents, toothpastes, shampoos, and skincare products sold at drug stores contain one or all of these ingredients, so it helps to do a bit of homework before purchasing any topical products to avoid further irritating your kid’s skin.

  1. Protection from The Sun Is Essential:

Applying sunscreen every day is crucial to minimizing sun sensitivity and rosacea outbreaks for kids. Try using a fragrance-free option like Kidskin Daily Sunscreen SPF30 with calming, ingredients like dermatologist-recommended Zinc Oxide and none of the synthetic stuff that may further irritate your kid’s skin.

  1. Gentle Cleansing Is Key:

Use a gentle cleanser, regularly. Again, fragrances and sodium lauryl sulfate are found on ingredient labels storewide which are known irritants to children and adults with rosacea. The Kidskin Gentle Cleanser for Sensitive Skin list of clean ingredients will help deliver much needed hydration, powerful peptides and skin-loving antioxidants, while removing acne-causing dirt and grime.

All Kidskin products are formulated to be free of parabens, sulfates, fragrance and gluten so you can rest assured that your tween or teen’s skincare has all the right ingredients and none of the bad stuff that can further inflame young, sensitive skin prone to acne or rosacea.

Check out the Kidskin product page for other helpful products and information that can help eliminate or reduce a number of your kid’s skin concerns!