Why cleansing with water is unhelpful for rosacea!

It may sound strange, but if you have rosacea, cleaning your skin with water may make it worse.

Many people with  rosacea admit to washing their faces several times a day in order to try and help their skin stay clean and fresh.

However if you are suffering from rosacea and/or dry skin, washing your face twice daily with warm water can actually have a negative effect on your skin condition.

Water evaporates on the skin, making it dry out quickly, meaning that skin prone to eczema or excessive dryness will suffer.

In addition any sudden temperature changes, especially cold to warm as when using warm water during winter time when the air outside is cold, can cause skin to flare or react. Warming the face will also increase circulation to the surface of the skin, which for rosacea, will make the skin redder and more inflamed.

Water is also, believe it or not, quite a caustic substance, making it fairly abrasive to very sensitive skin.

If you have very sensitive or dry skin, and especially if you have skin prone to rosacea, you should try and practice water-free cleansing to help protect and preserve your skin as much as possible and to retain as much moisture as possible. 

Cleansing without water and with moisturising agents is the key to keeping skin clean but moisturised.  Water-free cleansing products with moisturising ingredients in them will help sensitive skin stay hydrated and avoid skin flare ups.

KALME  Cream Cleanser is a gentle water-free cleanser that has been dermatologically tested for use on very sensitive skin. It is designed to gently remove dirt, make up and sun creams, leaving skin clean but not stripped.  It contains a 24-hour moisturising ingredient to keep skin hydrated and supple as well as an anti-inflammatory ingredient to address any underlying skin inflammation.