If you suffer from rosacea, keeping your skin healthy should be a priority, but it’s not always easy to figure out which skin care products are right for your sensitive skin.  Sun protection should also be an important step in your skin care routine, because too much sun can cause flushing and blushing.  But can you put sunscreen over your rosacea.

Can I put sunscreen over my rosacea?

Yes you can certainly put sunscreen over your rosacea, just be sure that it does not contain any irritating ingredients. Sunscreens with fragrances, alcohol, preservatives, PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid), and oxybenzone should be avoided, as they can irritate sensitive rosacea skin. 

If you have rosacea, it’s advisable to use sunscreens that contain ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, as these are more appropriate for sensitive skin.  The sunscreen should also be fragrance-free and paraben-free.

Doctors typically recommend that people with rosacea use sunscreen every day, because too much sun can trigger rosacea flare-ups.

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

Men and women with rosacea should opt for a broad spectrum sunscreen like EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46, which offers protection from both the UVA and UVB rays of the sun.  The UVA rays contribute to early aging, while UVB rays burn the skin.

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 sunscreen is dermatologist recommended because it calms and protects the skin, making it ideal for rosacea-prone skin.  It also contains moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E. 

Would you like to learn more about the right sunscreen for rosacea?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Tucson or Sierra Vista AZ areas, Dermatology and Plastic Surgery of Arizona is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.dermplasticsaz.com, or by calling 520-207-3100 for the Tucson location, or 520-458-1787 for Sierra Vista.