The Ultimate Gift Guide for Rosacea Sufferers
Christmas time is almost here! The most wonderful time of the year is a time for family, friends and, some would say above all, presents! It’s all fun and games until, however, rosacea steps in. So many of the classic “I didn’t know what to get you” presents involve bath salts, fragrances and body lotions, which can wreak havoc on rosacea-prone skin, inducing flare-ups and general discomfort at a time that’s supposed to be among the cosiest of the year. Black Friday is the best time to stock up on gifts and prezzies for family and friends and grab some of the hottest deals. If you know someone who’s self-conscious about rosacea, redness, couperose or inflamed skin, show that you’re thinking of them and are sensitive to their struggles, with a gift to help soothe their skin. These are our top suggestions:
1. Alcohol-Free Alcohol
For good reasons or bad, there’s always plenty of booze around over Christmas time. It tastes great and helps take the chill off those frosty winter evenings but, for rosacea sufferers, alcohol can be the bane of their skin, inducing redness and inflammation. Fortunately, there are more and more alcohol-free tipples on the market these days, meaning that you don’t have to miss out on the fun. Wilfred’s is a great sub if you’re desperate for a Spritz and Binary Botanical make some great low-to-no-alcohol beer – refreshing and delicious.
2. A Silk or Satin Pillowcase
Bedtime is among the most relaxing of the day but, sadly, for some of us, skin issues don’t sleep. Itchy or rough pillowcases and bedding can irritate the skin while you sleep and, as your face is pressed into it for eight hours per night, having a soft pillowcase can make all the difference. Silk and satin are great choices – soft and smooth, they don’t aggravate your skin while you’re trying to get some much-needed shut-eye.
3. Cooling Face Mist/Facial Spritz
A cooling face mist can stop a flare-up in its tracks, so as a present, it will surely be appreciated. Facial sprays provide refreshment in sweaty, sticky rooms where the heating is pumped up to the max and reduce the risk of skin drying out. Just make sure they are free from harsh chemicals or strong perfumes.
4. Gentle Facial Cleanser
If you’re looking for a natural, gentle facial cleanser as a gift for a loved one, look no further than our sister company Salcura, for all your facial cleansing needs. Its Bioskin Face Wash is made almost exclusively from natural ingredients and is formulated specifically to reduce skin irritation, hydrate, heal and soothe the skin from within. It’s very suitable for those with extremely sensitive skin and therefore perfect for the rosacea-sufferer in your life.
5. LED Light Mask
Light therapy is growing in popularity as a means of skin treatment. The right level of light directed at the skin for the right amount of time has been shown to reduce skin irritation, redness and improve general skin health. It can also be done from the home! If you know someone who hasn’t tried it yet and is at their wits end when it comes to skin treatments, give them another option with an LED light mask.
6. Healthier Chocolates
Chocolate and Christmas go together like chocolate and anything else – extremely well. Sadly, the high sugar content and fat in Christmas chocolate, as well as the high dairy content, among other things, can inflame skin and cause flare-ups and redness when consumed in such a high quantity. Vegan, dairy-free and very dark chocolate with a high level of cocoa can be a great alternative to the regular, high-sugar stuff, and there are a huge variety of truffles, chocolate-coated nuts etc, which make for great gifts with interesting flavours. We love Hip Chocolate's oat milk, vegan chocolate.
7. Our Rosalique 3 in 1 Anti Redness Miracle Formula SPF50
The ultimate anti-redness product, Rosalique 3 in 1 Anti-Redness Miracle Formula SPF50 heals, conceals and protects. Include the brush to complete the ultimate set. You'll have everything you need to set up a loved one to deal with rosacea, cover the redness while healing it from beneath and fill them with confidence and joy!
With any luck, this article will have inspired you with some great gift ideas for your friends and family with rosacea this year. They’ll all help to confine redness to the wine and tree decorations and keep inflammation to a minimum, allowing everyone to really enjoy Christmas!