If you’re traveling this season, don’t forget to pack these rosacea essentials. If you’re flying, consider putting them in your carry-on rather than checked bags. Keeping up your skin care routine while avoiding stress and other triggers will help you to enjoy your time away and keep flare-ups at bay.
Your Prescriptions. Consistent use of medications is important to keep symptoms from flaring up, so make sure to pack them with your other daily use items.
Skin care products. Pack trial sizes of your favorite gentle cleanser and moisturizer to keep your skin calm and clean during your time away.
Sunscreen. Sun exposure is a common trigger, even on gray days, and dermatologists recommend daily sunscreen use with SPF 30 or higher.
Sun hat (warm weather). Look for a wide brim and a UPF50+ rating to keep the UV rays off your face.
Scarf (cold weather). Wind and cold can dry out your skin, so cover your face with a scarf made of soft material, like silk or acrylic, to protect it from the elements.
Patience. The unpredictability of travel is part of what makes it fun, but you can avoid added stress by adjusting your expectations, allowing yourself extra time, packing for weather fluctuations and taking out travel insurance.