Rosacea is a chronic, stubborn skin condition that causes flare-ups and redness, mostly on the face. Early signs of rosacea include flushing, hyper-reactivity and persistent rosy, warm cheeks. As the condition progresses, you may also experience pimples and pustules, inflamed blood vessels and facial swelling, as well as a burning or stinging sensation after applying certain products.

When it comes to your skincare routine, the most important thing you can do for your skin is using perfume-free, calming, hydrating and protecting products that are gentle to skin. This promotes the strength of your skin barrier, safeguarding your skin from damaging aggressors. That’s why I love Obagi’s Rosacea kit to help prevent rosacea from worsening and manage its symptoms.

Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 – £70

  • This is Obagi’s holy grail for sun protection. Sun exposure is a key trigger of rosacea so this is essential to keep redness and flare-ups at bay. Its non-greasy, PABA and fragrance-free formula defends your skin from UVA and UVB damaging rays, while giving your skin a matt finish. 

NuDerm gentle cleanser – £59

  • Specifically formulated for sensitive skin, this non-scrub cleanser gently removes makeup and helps eliminate oil, dirt and other debris for a clean, fresh complexion. It is the perfect cleanser for skin affected with rosacea, effective but not aggressive!

Hydrate moisturiser £60

  • The perfect feed for your skin after being cleansed, the Obagi Hydrate moisturiser provides instant, long-lasting hydration. Its innovative formula is hypoallergenic, non-irritating and contains natural ingredients including avocado oil, shea butter and mango butter. It is also non-comedogenic which means it avoids blocking pores and the appearance of blackheads. It doesn’t leave a greasy shine behind either!

0.75% Metronidazole gel – £26

  • A type of antibiotic gel used to help decrease redness, inflammation, swelling and the number of pimples caused by rosacea.