The Best Skincare Routine for Rosacea-Prone Skin

  • May 21, 2023
  • 3 Minutes

Last updated on 10/13/2023 by Souhela Ferrah

In this article, I will go over the specific needs of rosacea prone skins, and I will suggest a fantastic daily skincare routine for Rosacea with products that are gentle, soothing, and specifically formulated for sensitive skin.

Rosacea is a chronic and recurrent skin inflammatory disorder that affects everyone differently. It primarily affects the face but can also appear on the neck, chest, and scalp. Because of this, it’s a problem that significantly impacts the self-esteem and quality of life of people. Because of its multifactorial triggers, rosacea responds well to a balanced combination treatment to cover all the symptoms. If you need to identify and understand the multiple triggers for rosacea, check out our article Rosacea Triggers and How to Avoid Them.


The needs of Rosacea prone skin

Rosacea is a chronic and recurrent inflammatory disorder that mainly affects the face. It starts with a tendency to blush more easily than others, but the redness becomes more persistent over time, and small blood vessels may become visible. Being a multifactorial condition, many factors can influence the appearance of flare-ups; to tackle as many symptoms as possible, research has shown that it is necessary to have the proper skincare routine for Rosacea that cleans, moisturizes, and protects sensitive skin.


picture of a woman applying a skincare routine for rosacea
picture of hands with cleanser for rosacea prone skin
picture of a woman using fields of yarrows product in her routine for rosacea
Eau de flor by fields of yarrow, soothing and hydrating for acne treatment

Step 1: Gentle Cleansing Technique

When cleaning your skin, and you also happen to have Rosacea, you need to be gentle. Avoid using hot water, rough washcloths, or scrubbing vigorously since this can jumpstart a reaction on your face. Look for mild, low-foaming cleansers that are fragrance-free and formulated for sensitive skin, such as our Soothing Cleanser: Fleur de Rose. This gentle, low foaming, vitamin-rich face wash is formulated to deep clean and provide moisture for vibrant, healthy, glowing skin. With a bonus: you’ll feel as if you were transported to a fresh rose garden.

Nectar de Rose, a gentle clarifying cleanser made with botanical ingredients

Step 2: Double Cleansing, for best results.

To achieve better results, the team at Fields of Yarrow recommends always a double cleanse. This allows your skin to be deeply cleaned while adding extra nourishing components that will hydrate the skin without clogging your pores. Our Nectar de Rose – Revitalizing Cleansing Oil is a nourishing oil cleanser formulated with jojoba, argan, olive oil, and rosehip oil to gently clarify and restore the skin without over-drying it for healthy, dewy-looking skin. I use this daily, and my face never feels dry.

The rose water based Bulgarian Rose toner by Fields of Yarrow<br />

Step 3: Soothe and Hydrate

Toners play a primary role in hydrating and calming Rosacea affected skin. They help reduce redness and inflammation while restoring the skin’s pH balance, especially if made with rose water, one of our favorite regenerative ingredients. Rose water has long been recognized as a natural ingredient to effectively clean and fight skin aging. Our Soothing Toner made of Bulgarian Rose has a healing action that allows it to dry out imperfections quicker, leaving you with healthy skin without blemishes.

The winner of Harper's Bazaar Beauty Awards as the best facial oil, the wild rose face oil by Fields of Yarrow

Step 4: Nourishing and Calming mositurizers for rosacea

Moisturizers are essential for rosacea prone skin to maintain hydration and strengthen the skin barrier. Fields of Yarrow has a great range of products to help keep the skin healthy without adding chemicals or fragrances. Our Award Winning Illuminating Face Oil, made from wild roses, contains vitamins E and F, argan oil, cucumber oil, tea tree essential oil, and Abyssinian oil. This powerful treatment encourages collagen synthesis, boosts tone, and provides antioxidant protection. It absorbs almost instantly, leaving your skin with a fresh, luminous glow.

the new floral fusion antioxidant skincare routine creme by fields of yarrow

Step 5: Conclude with SPF & Calming Antioxidant Creme

Sun exposure is one of the most common triggers for rosacea flare-ups. You must protect your skin from damage by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. It needs to be a lightweight sunscreen free from potential irritants like fragrance and alcohol while nourishing and caring for the skin.

In addition to that, here’s our suggestion: after applying your previous moisturizer (Illuminating Face Oil), gently apply a small amount of Floral Fusion Antioxidant Crème to your face and neck. This antioxidant-rich cream is packed with ingredients like grape juice ferment, mulberry extract, and vitamin E, which help nourish and protect your skin from environmental stressors. It also contains moringa extract, dragon fruit extract, and sakura extract, which can assist in evening out your skin tone and reducing redness associated with rosacea.

Massage it in using upward, circular motions until fully absorbed. This step will provide your skin with extra hydration, antioxidants, and a protective barrier against environmental assaults, which are essential for rosacea-prone skin. Allow it to sit for a minute before moving on to any makeup application.


Many different plant-based topical remedies can help reduce the symptomatology of Rosacea. Testing each of them and analyzing the results will give essential information to your skincare professional.
Remember that most essential oils must be diluted with carrier oil before applying them to your skin.

Going the extra mile to manage rosacea-prone Skin

Face masks as widely and commonly used by millions of people. They trap the active ingredient in the skin and create a film that helps hydrate the skin. Therefore, face masks allow ingredients to penetrate your skin better in a shorter time. Field of Yarrow’s Rose Gel & Mulberry Hydrating Face Mask has a specialized silk-gel formula to gently soothe and tone the skin with a plumping effect. The skin is instantly cooled and calm, while a blend of tea, mulberry, and flower extract helps to brighten, nourish, and detoxify the skin deeper. Just remember that research suggests not to overuse face masks to avoid undesired side effects; using them only once or twice a week will help your skin glow naturally and help reduce the appearance of flare-ups.

Rosacea is a condition that might come and go, but is usually a persistent companion; aside from addressing the lifestyle changes and steering clear from the triggers for flare-ups, calming and soothing your skin is fundamental. Here are some of the products we have created, containing the best natural ingredients to calm and sooth a sensitive, inflamed facial skin.

While following with consistence a daily skincare routine for Rosacea and other inflammation based skin concerns and disorders is paramount, there are many other things to consider to manage your Rosacea better; this can include significant lifestyle changes and more natural remedies that can effectively help. Check out our research on the natural remedies to manage Rosacea, if you want to keep reading!


Can I use makeup if I have rosacea-prone skin?

Yes, you can use makeup if you have rosacea-prone skin. However, it's important to choose products that are specifically formulated for sensitive skin and labeled as non-comedogenic (non-pore-clogging). Look for makeup products that provide good coverage without irritating or exacerbating your rosacea symptoms.

Are there any specific ingredients I should avoid in skincare products for rosacea-prone skin?

Certain ingredients can potentially trigger flare-ups in rosacea-prone skin. It's best to avoid skincare products that contain alcohol, fragrance, harsh exfoliants (such as scrubs with rough particles), and strong acids (like glycolic or salicylic acid). Opt for gentle, soothing ingredients instead.

Can diet play a role in managing rosacea?
While there is no specific "rosacea diet," some individuals may find that certain foods trigger their rosacea symptoms. Common triggers include spicy foods, alcohol, hot beverages, and foods high in histamine. Keeping a food diary and identifying your personal triggers can help you make informed dietary choices to manage your rosacea.

How long does it take for natural ingredients to show results on rosacea-prone skin?
The time it takes for natural ingredients to show results on rosacea-prone skin can vary depending on several factors, including the severity of the condition, individual skin characteristics, and consistency of product usage. It's important to be patient and give your skin time to adjust and respond to the natural ingredients. It's advisable to follow a consistent skincare routine for several weeks or even months to observe noticeable improvements.

Are natural ingredients safer for rosacea-prone skin compared to synthetic ingredients?
Natural ingredients can be gentler and better tolerated by some individuals with rosacea-prone skin, as synthetic ingredients may sometimes cause irritation or sensitivity. However, it's important to note that not all natural ingredients are suitable for everyone, and some individuals may still have sensitivities or allergies to certain natural compounds. It's always recommended to patch test new products and consult with a dermatologist to ensure the safety and efficacy of any skincare ingredients.

Are non toxic skincare products more expensive than conventional ones

Non toxic skincare products can vary in price, just like conventional products. While some non toxic options may be higher in price due to the quality of ingredients or ethical sourcing practices, there are also affordable options available. It is for sure true though, that the attention, transparency and quality of sourcing will increase the production price of any product, and therefor, their market price too.

About the Author

Souhela Ferrah
Souhela Ferrah

Researcher, mom and founder of Fields of Yarrow

Growing up in the south of France, Souhela Ferrah was surrounded by flower fields. As the daughter of a pharmacist, and with her educational background as chemist, she grew up with a strong affinity with nature and understood its power very well. Thanks to her family, her hometown and her travels around the world, she found inspiration in natural healers, herbalists and nature itself. And this was enough to motivate her to start the awarded honest skincare brand, Fields of Yarrow.
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