Couperose and rosacea are skin imperfections that appear as facial redness on the chin, cheeks, forehead and nose, accompanied by pimples and papules in the case of rosacea. They can develop due to various factors such as stress, hormonal changes and external pollutants. Those most affected by rosacea and couperose are in most cases women with sensitive and reactive skin. This dermatological problem is widespread: there are an estimated 45 million cases worldwide, of which more than 3 million are in Italy (approximately 7-8% of the adult population).
What are the differences between rosacea and couperose?
Couperose is caused by the weakening of the blood vessels and by a progressive loss of elasticity of the venous walls. It is characterized by redness and capillaries on the surface, concentrated in the T-zone of the face. On the other hand, the symptoms of rosacea can be a complication of couperose, usually presenting as a adult-onset acne, accompanied by painful redness, pimples and inflamed pustules.
Who is most at risk of rosacea?
Those most sensitive to rosacea usually have a genetic predisposition, fragile capillaries or very sensitive and dry skin. A more delicate skin that is unable to adequately protect itself from all possible external aggressions. There are certain factors that can promote the appearance of this local redness, such as temperature changes (especially in winter), sunlight and excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages and spicy foods.
What are the most suitable creams for rosacea?
Unfortunately there is currently no cure for couperose and rosacea, but it is possible to alleviate the effect of the blemishes with medication prescribed by a dermatologist. Rosacea is a relapsing condition, alternating between phases of healing and phases of relapse, which is why it is always useful to consult an expert dermatologist to find the right treatment. On the market, it is possible to find products with claims such as "anti-redness cream for the face" or "cream for facial capillaries" on the packaging: both of these messages are not very transparent as they are not always supported by serious scientific studies attesting to their effectiveness on the symptoms of rosacea and couperose.
Can a cream with Fospidin be useful for couperose?
Fospidin complex does not have a specific action for rosacea, but expert dermatologists recommend creams and serums based on Fospidin complex because they are compatible with the skin during treatment for rosacea, whether ongoing or preventive. Sensitive skin, if well cared for and moisturised with the right active ingredients, becomes stronger and more resistant to external attacks and less prone to developing skin imperfections such as redness and irritation.
Cleansing for redness prone skin
Be careful when removing make-up, excessive rubbing can irritate the skin and make it more vulnerable to external factors. Ideally, you should start by selecting make-up with a formulation tested for sensitive skin.
For cleansing and make-up removal, dermatologists usually recommend gentle, emollient textures such as cleansing milk for rosacea. A micellar water or antibacterial cleanser could be considered for treating rosacea, but only after consulting the expert. To support cleansing, it is then necessary to identify products that are gentle on the skin. Cotton is among the materials preferred by dermatologists because its natural texture has a low risk of triggering allergies.
MILIS Cleansing Milk which, thanks to its gentle formulation with phospholipids, glucosamine, vitamin C and E, is also recommended by experts (after consultation) for couperose and rosacea. In addition to promoting an anti-aging action provided by the Fospidin complex. Its active ingredients help remove impurities with an antioxidant action. Excellent when used in combination with DELIKA Towel in 100% recyclable cotton for gentle exfoliation that also respects skin with couperose and rosacea.
DELIKA Micellar Water, on the other hand, is appreciated by dermatologists as a face cleanser for rosacea. Its formulation is enriched with natural prebiotics that help maintain the balance of the skin's microbiome. It is best to check with your dermatologist depending on the stage of your rosacea. In some cases the expert may suggest an antibacterial action in ALUSAC Cleanser thanks to the Alusil complex.
Cream or serum: what is suitable for redness prone skin?
When choosing a cream or serum for redness prone skin, a dermatologist should always be consulted. The serum contains a formulation rich in concentrated active ingredients that must be well balanced in the case of redness prone skin. There is no need to overdo the quantity of the product because the active ingredients are able to act in a targeted manner. A regenerating serum such as FOSPID, which is rich in the unique Fospidin complex, can also be recommended by a dermatologist as a suitable serum for skin with couperose, but this is assessed after a thorough examination. The light and gentle formulation of H2+O Hydrating Face Cream, on the other hand, is recommended by many dermatologists to provide hydration and balance even for the most sensitive and reactive skin and even in cases of couperose and rosacea. Delthalactone, coenzyme Q10, phospholipids and glucosamine are the skin-friendly active ingredients that enable H2+O to be classified as a face cream for delicate skin. It is useful to combine the dermocosmetic action with a skin supplement for a more effective and long-lasting IN&OUT treatment.
FOSPID.IN is a food supplement for the well-being of the skin that acts by helping to maintain skin balance by enhancing the performance of cosmetics with fospidin.
Rosacea is a complex chronic condition and in most cases requires treatment with drugs that must be prescribed by experienced dermatologists. ALUSAC may be useful in rebalancing the activity of the sebaceous glands, but it will be up to the expert to determine if the product will be good for rosacea.
It should always be remembered that these products are compatible for skin with couperose/rosacea, but for specific treatment of skin imperfections it is necessary to consult a dermatologist, who will be able to indicate the most suitable treatment.
Sun protection for redness prone skin
Summer and winter are the worst seasons for sufferers of redness prone skin. The continuous changes in temperature, hot and cold, can encourage vasodilation and the breaking of capillaries that emerge on the surface. The result is localised redness in the T-zone of the face.
In summer, the situation does not get any better because heat and sun can aggravate the symptoms of couperose and rosacea. It is therefore important to combine the action of a high-protection sun cream with a spray of mineral water to keep the skin cool, especially in summer.
All year round it can be useful to apply a sun cream suitable for sensitive skin such as PLUSOL Face Sun Cream Face SPF50, which is also excellent as sun protection for skin with couperose. Its texture is light and fast-absorbing, which is why dermatologists also recommend it as a year-round face moisturiser. PLUSOL is enriched with sustainable filters and the Plusolina complex, which helps prevent skin damage caused by photo-aging.
Even in the case of rosacea, sun and heat can be among the main factors aggravating the symptoms. It is therefore essential to rely on sun protection all year round if necessary and, in summer, to choose fluid and light textures such as those of PLUSOL Sun Milk SPF50, which dermatologists also recommend for the face. A transparent finish that remains light and delicate.
In both cases, dermatologists recommend preparing the skin for the sun with a food supplement such as PLUSOL.IN with copper which helps skin pigmentation, maritime pine extract and zexanthin which help promote antioxidant activity.