soothing mask is applied, along with a hyaluronic
acid serum and a green tea antioxidant cream.
A thermal spring water mist is used on the skin
between steps, and only the gentlest massage
pressure is used throughout the treatment. A light
moisturizer and zinc oxide sunscreen finishes the
service, followed by a light dusting of loose mineral
makeup powder. If an automated skin-cleansing
brush is used, it is kept on the lowest settings
with a delicate brush. If a toner is used, it is witch
hazel-based. (See Calming Facial Results.)
Anti-aging treatments. Anti-aging skin treatments
are tricky because they can irritate rosacea. It’s best to
avoid chemical peels on rosacea-prone skin and, instead,
use very cautious microdermabrasion treatments.
This is because skin barrier function in rosacea is
altered, and chemical peel predictability depends on
absorption of the peeling agent. Microdermabrasion,
on the other hand, is a purely physical exfoliation
can aggravate rosacea. To help counter this, follow a
microdermabrasion treatment with a Calming Facial.
Another great anti-aging treatment for rosacea clients
is intense pulsed light (IPL), because it offers anti-aging
and anti-rosacea benefits.