Rosacea and couperose

How to differentiate them and minimize their impact

Rosacea and couperose affect between 3 and 10% of the adult population in Canada, with fair-skinned individuals being particularly vulnerable. Although these two skin conditions are similar (they both cause chronic redness of the face), they shouldn’t be confused. Learn how to tell them apart and reduce their appearance while improving the comfort of your skin.

Rosacea or couperose?

Rosacea is episodic and can vary from one flare-up to another. Redness is sometimes accompanied by rhinophyma, a thickening of the skin or bumps similar to acne.

Couperose is a type of rosacea in which small blood vessels on the cheeks, nose, forehead or chin expand and lose their elasticity. It causes permanent redness and is sometimes accompanied by sensations of heat, burning or tingling.

Rosacea or couperose?

Several factors can trigger or exacerbate symptoms of both conditions: rapid temperature changes, sun exposure, stress, and the consumption of spices, very hot foods, alcohol or tobacco.

You can improve the condition of your skin by changing some habits and choosing appropriate skin-care products.

CARING FOR AFFECTED SKIN

Rosacea and redness can increase skin sensitivity, so it’s important to avoid abrasive formulas like lotion or cream scrubs and to add soothing products to your skin-care routine.

Cleansers

Choose an unscented, soap- and alcohol-free product. Apply it with your fingertips and avoid any excess rubbing. Because the limestone in tap water can irritate sensitive skin, a no-rinse formula is a good option. If you do use water, carefully monitor the temperature. Too much heat dilates blood vessels and promotes redness. It’s also important to dry your face by dabbing gently, avoiding any friction.

Cleansers
Thermal Micellar Water Skin Prone to Redness, 250 ml
Uriage

Thermal Micellar Water Skin Prone to Redness, 250 ml

Uriage thermal micellar waters are perfectly suited for removing make-up from all skin types, thanks to the unique properties of Uriage thermal water. The micelle's gentle, non-ionic constituent surfactants, act like magnets to effectively capture make-up and impurities.

Rosaliac Micellar Gel, 200 ml
La Roche-Posay

Rosaliac Micellar Gel, 200 ml

Cleanses and soothes face and eyes.

Sensibio 3-in-1 Milk, 250 ml
Bioderma

Sensibio 3-in-1 Milk, 250 ml

A non-rinse one step make-up removing milk that gently cleanses sensitive skin. Face, eyes, adults.

Thermal water

Sourced from mountain springs rich in minerals and trace elements, thermal water helps regenerate your skin while making it soft and supple. To maximize hydration, spritz some on your face after cleansing. Slip a spritzer into your bag so you can relieve any tugging, discomfort or inflammation throughout the day.

Thermal Spring Water Spray, 300 ml
Avène

Thermal Spring Water Spray, 300 ml
Thermal Spa Water, 150 ml
Vichy

Thermal Spa Water, 150 ml

For men and women of all ages who seek to soothe redness and irritation by strengthening the skin's natural defenses.

Moisturizer

Because rosacea can dry your skin, using a moisturizer both morning and evening is crucial. Use creams or non-irritating lotions, preferably water-based, to keep your skin well hydrated and prevent the dilation of blood vessels.

Roséliane Anti-Redness Cream, 50 ml
Uriage

Roséliane Anti-Redness Cream, 50 ml

A rich and creamy balm that inhibits the key factors triggering couperose/rosacea, protects the skin's vascular system and limits aggravating factors. Upon application, comfort is immediately restored to skin, leaving it soft, perfectly moisturized and soothed.

Antirougeurs Day Redness-Relief Moisturizing Protecting Cream, 40 ml
Avène

Antirougeurs Day Redness-Relief Moisturizing Protecting Cream, 40 ml

Reduce and prevent redness. For sensitive skin. Paraben-free.

Targeted products

Some brands offer specially formulated products for skin that’s prone to rosacea or couperose. Created to stimulate microcirculation and reduce localized redness, these protective and moisturizing products are great additions to your daily skin care.

Anti-Redness Soothing Care, 40 ml
Reversa

Anti-Redness Soothing Care, 40 ml

Soothes and hydrates.

Rosaliac AR Intense Localized Redness Intensive Serum, 40 ml
La Roche-Posay

Rosaliac AR Intense Localized Redness Intensive Serum, 40 ml
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Rosacea and couperose

Rosacea and couperose affect between 3 and 10% of the adult population in Canada, with fair-skinned individuals being particularly vulnerable. Although these two skin conditions are similar (they both cause chronic redness of the face), they shouldn’t be confused. Learn how to tell them apart and reduce their appearance while improving the comfort of your skin.
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