According to the National Rosacea Society, gentle cleansing and moisturizing with products marked "sensitive skin" will go a long way in minimizing your rosacea and improving the overall look of your skin. More importantly, you need to avoid common irritants found in make up and skin care products.

The American Academy of Dermatology suggests staying away from products that contain strong fragrances (a common irritant for sensitive skin) and to always test a patch of skin on the inner arm before applying a new product to your face.

In surveys conducted by the National Rosacea Society, patients cited the following ingredients as triggers for irritation:

Alcohol (66 percent)

Witch hazel (30 percent)

Fragrance (30 percent)

Menthol (21 percent)

Peppermint (14 percent)

Eucalyptus oil (13 percent)

Also irritating:

Astringents

Exfoliating agents

Fruit acids

Glycolic acids

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