Acid Toners & Rosacea

(6 Posts)
RecoveringPerfectionist Fri 01-May-15 09:50:05

I've been using the Aveda Botanical Kinetics toner for a few weeks. I can't quite tell if it's exacerbated my (usually very well controlled) Rosacea.

Anyone else with the condition use this type of toner or are they too harsh?

TY

FrugalFashionista Fri 01-May-15 10:15:50

I have mild redness-type rosacea and have tried glycolic acid pads every second night for a week. No reaction so far but I am slightly rosier and glowier than usual. People on rosacea pages are split about 50-50 whether acids are good or bad. Some get extreme reactions from them, others feel that glycolic actually helps. My skin likes salicylates, but not in excess - I got an outbreak of perioral dermatitis (on the rosacea spectrum, associated with stress and overuse of skincare) 1.5 years ago from overcleansing and it took months to get over it.

RecoveringPerfectionist Fri 01-May-15 11:01:31

Interesting. Thanks for that. So do you do the double cleansing thing that everyone is raving about?! I have been doing that too but I don't think I need to. I don't wear a lot of make up for example.

Indecisivejo Fri 01-May-15 17:23:54

My skin can't seem to tolerate it, I had a severe reaction to the ren clarifying toner and that's supposed to be one of the mildest. sad

FrugalFashionista Fri 01-May-15 21:15:01

I don't do proper double cleansing if you mean oils/ hot cloth/ oily cream cleanser. I don't think my skin would tolerate that, too much washing and temperature changes are awful for my skin. Just micellar + castile soap or black African soap or micellar + traditional non-foaming cleanser. Castile soap helped me to get rid of perioral so it has been a part of my routine for more than a year.

I firmly believe that with rosacea prone skin less is more. I've done very simple routines for a long time with great results, my rosacea has been in remission for years and adult acne went away when I switched to mineral foundation and started limiting what I put on my face. I cannot exfoliate with anything abrasive (couperosa prone skin) so giving glycolic a try. I even don't use moisturizer daily, but right now in love with Korean sleeping masks. They seem better suited for my skin (hydrating, not greasy). But people have individual rosacea triggers so learning what does and does not work is a trial and error process!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 02-May-15 08:26:25

Too harsh for me but I double cleanse but only using cool water and a soft flannel,a muslin is too harsh for my skin.

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