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What Kind of Facial Sunscreen Should I use with Rosacea?

What Kind of Facial Sunscreen Should I use with Rosacea?

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends “Think sun protection 24/7”. People who have rosacea often find that their skin is quite sensitive to the sun. To protect your skin from the sun, you’ll want to:

  • Apply a broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen with an SPF 30 (or higher) every day before you head outdoors (chemical sunscreens may irritate skin)
  • Avoid the midday sun
  • Seek shade when outdoors
  • Slip on a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors to protect your face and neck from the sun
  • Wear sun-protective clothing and sunglasses

For many years, companies have been producing products which they claim are "hypoallergenic" or "safe for sensitive skin" or "allergy tested." The cosmetic industry has been trying for years to block an industry standard for use of the term; in 1975; the USFDA tried to regulate the term 'hypoallergenic", but the proposal was challenged by cosmetic companies in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which ruled that the regulation was invalid. Thus, cosmetic companies are not required to meet any regulations or do any testing to validate their claims.

Skin specialists suggest that patients who suffer from certain skin conditions, such as rosacea, should check with their physicians first before actually using any cosmetic and OTC products with a high dimethicone content.

After six years of research and development, Love Sun Body 100% Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreens launched in June 2018. Love Sun Body 100% Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreens are the first and only sunscreens in the U.S. certified by Ecocert Cosmos Natural and have been clinically tested hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Love Sun Body 100% Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreens meet the regulatory requirements of the FDA OTC Monograph System and the European Commission’s recommendation on UVA protection.

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