Keeping my skin healthy by hydrating it, seems to help in preventing skin irritation (like bumps, acne, redness) and maybe also oozing lesions.
Skin hydration currently is my only treatment since about 2 months. The oozing lesions were already very low before I started with focussing on skin hydratation, possibly fully eliminated by Sudocrem ( Sudocrem saved me! ) although it could also be chance. But it does seem to reduce bumps, acne and redness, which were possibly also somewhere related to oozing lesions.
Dehydrated skin makes the skin less protected against cold/warm environments and microorganisms such as bacteria by causing cracks in the skin, which makes it easier for bacteria to penetrate it.
The skin can by hydrated in two ways:
- Keeping your living environment hydrated by monitoring it using a hygrometer and by using a humidifier.
- Using a topical moisturizer
- By drinking enough water
As a skin moisturizer, I’m using Cetaphil Moisturising Cream, 100g tube:
(Note that Cetaphil has multiple moisturizers, which may differ in ingredients. The available products differ per country. I also avoid jars instead of tube, because you have to put your fingers in the jar, which can easily transfer bacteria, which may then multiply/populate in the jar.)
Also note that this cream is the basis of Soolantra:
Soolantra Cream combats inflammatory lesions of rosacea with a formulation designed for tolerability, utilizing Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream as the basis for the vehicle.
(I have previously also used CeraVe Moisturizing Facial Lotion PM, which scores pretty good at Amazon, but I found it giving a chemical smell and my skin felt somewhat irritated after applying it.)
TODO: I’ll add more info to this post later.