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The Top 3 Ways to Manage Steroid-Induced Rosacea With Emu Oil

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Steroid-induced rosacea is a condition caused by abuse, overuse, or regular and prolonged use of topical steroids. It’s characterized by rosacea or rosacea-like symptoms, which include inflamed papules and pustules that are inflamed, red, and scaly.

Unfortunately, no one is safe, as you can find yourself dealing with steroid-induced rosacea whether or not you’ve ever dealt with rosacea prior to using steroids. However, if you already struggle with rosacea, topical steroids are more likely to cause a flare-up.

The condition may also be referred to as rosacea-like dermatitis, steroid dermatitis, or iatrorosacea (rosacea resulting from treatment) and is often aggravated by abrupt discontinuation of steroid medications.

Again, if steroid-induced rosacea is left untreated, it may cause permanent skin damage or atrophy (thinning of the dermis).

So, how can you safely and effectively manage steroid-induced rosacea?

Try emu oil. It’s a natural and safe alternative that helps to reduce severe flare-ups and minimize the risk of possible topical steroid withdrawal symptoms.

There are various ways you can include high-quality emu oil products from Emu Joy in your skincare routine to kiss steroid-induced rosacea goodbye. Below, we’ll discuss how you can use emu oil for its:

  • Cleansing power
  • Moisturizing properties
  • Sun protection capability 

1 - Cleanse Your Skin With Emu Oil

Emu Joy’s soothing Emu Oil Soap

Steroid-induced rosacea will have you scampering for relief to help reduce red patches of dry and inflamed skin on your face. 

We recommend starting your journey toward smooth, healthy skin by cleansing your face with a mild emu oil soap formulated for sensitive skin.

Cleansing with emu oil soap helps to rehydrate your skin and alleviate steroid-induced rosacea symptoms such as inflammation, redness, and flakiness.

Emu Joy’s Emu Oil Soap is enhanced with several natural oils, including palm oil, coconut oil, and olive oil, all of which are very effective at calming irritated skin. It also contains calendula flower petals to soothe redness and reduce inflammation.

Additionally, our natural emu oil soap lathers well and rinses off completely to leave your skin clean and rejuvenated without clogging your pores or leaving you with a greasy residue.

Additionally, try our new emu oil and oatmeal exfoliating soap which cleanses, exfoliates, and stimulates blood circulation in your face.

The Emu Oil Soap-Oatmeal is a good alternative for people struggling with steroid-induced rosacea because oatmeal helps to reduce redness, calm irritation, and improve your complexion.

Furthermore, oatmeal soothes your skin and prevents water loss, which can exacerbate the condition.

This simple process can be followed when using emu oil soap:

  1. Remove makeup with a gentle makeup remover.
  2. Wet your face with lukewarm water.
  3. Lather the soap a bit.
  4. Gently apply the cleanser with your fingertips in circular motions.
  5. Rinse off with cool or lukewarm water.
  6. Pat your face dry with a clean, cotton towel.

Now here’s a twist; you can also use pure emu oil as a cleanser instead of a soap. It’s gentle and doesn’t contain the harsh chemicals found in many other cleansers.

These simple steps can be followed when cleansing with pure Emu Oil:

  1. Remove makeup with a gentle makeup remover.
  2. Using your fingertips, gently massage two or three drops of emu oil onto your face in circular motions.
  3. Steam your face with a warm, damp cotton cloth to open up your pores.
  4. Using the same damp cloth, wipe the emu oil, dirt, and impurities from your skin. Repeat until you’ve removed all the oil.
  5. Rinse off any remnants with cool or lukewarm water.

Expert tip: Cleanse your face with emu oil twice a day to remove oil and dirt that may irritate your skin further.

2 - Use Emu Oil as a Moisturizer to Soothe Irritated Skin

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If you have steroid-induced rosacea, moisturizing is non-negotiable. A good moisturizer helps lock in moisture, which is important considering rosacea interferes with sebum production, making your skin either too dry or too oily.

Emu oil is an excellent natural moisturizer that regulates sebum production and reduces irritation.

Applying a small amount of emu oil to your face will hydrate your skin and relieve steroid-rosacea symptoms like itching, redness, and flaking.

For faster and more effective absorption, apply two to three drops of pure emu oil to clean, damp skin. It will penetrate the 7 layers of the skin to provide it with maximum hydration and nourishment.

Because emu oil combines well with other oils, you can also add these two or three drops to your favorite natural moisturizer.

An even better emu oil moisturizer is our Soothe My Skin cream, which is infused with aloe vera, shea butter, chamomile, and calendula extracts. The thick cream is well absorbed by the skin, and it acts as a barrier that locks in moisture.

“I wasn't expecting it to feel so good on my skin. It's amazingly hydrating, and I will continue to use it!”

3 - Apply Emu Oil for Sun Protection

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Excessive sun exposure is among the most common triggers for rosacea and steroid-induced rosacea flare-ups. As such, it’s essential to include sunscreen in your skincare routine when managing steroid-induced rosacea.

Emu oil is said to contain SPF 8, which may help protect your skin from sun damage. And although SPF 8 is not enough sun protection, especially for damaged skin, it’s a good place to start.

If nothing else, emu oil also helps with sunburn relief. So, if you’re struggling with both steroid-induced rosacea and sun damage, emu oil will effectively help to relieve itching as well as reduce scarring and blistering.

Again, emu oil has a rich antioxidant content, so it protects your skin from oxidative damage caused by UV radiation and also neutralizes free radicals.

Still, you can’t rely on emu oil as your sole method of sun protection. To get sufficient sun protection when using emu oil, consider layering on a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.

The best sunscreen for dealing with the symptoms of steroid-induced rosacea should:

  • Be at least SPF 30 or higher
  • Offer broad-spectrum protection
  • Contain zinc oxide, titanium oxide, or both
  • Be free of fragrances

Remember, you must reapply sunscreen throughout the day following sun exposure.

And we have the perfect emu oil product to layer with your sunscreen: the Emu Joy On The Go Soother Stick.

This portable, soothing balm will help keep your skin soft, supple, and protected from UV radiation as you go about your day. It also helps to relieve itching and inflammation when you’re out and about.

Finally, don’t forget to take other sun safety measures like wearing wide-brimmed hats outside, seeking shade, and avoiding those midday rays.

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Why Use Emu Oil for Steroid-Induced Rosacea

High-quality emu oil is 100% natural and safe for use on sensitive and irritated skin, including skin that’s been affected by steroid-induced rosacea.

Emu oil contains some properties and compounds that make it the ideal solution for managing steroid-induced rosacea. These properties are highlighted in the following table alongside the ways in which they help to relieve steroid-induced rosacea.

Property What Does It Do? How It Helps
Anti-inflammatory Minimizes swelling, pain, and redness in the skin
  • Relieves redness, inflammation, and irritation
  • Soothes and calms the skin
  • Hydrates and nourishes skin cells
Anti-oxidant Protect your skin cells from damage
  • Promotes skin rejuvenation
  • Neutralizes free radicals
  • Protects the skin from UV damage
Non-comedogenic Prevents emu oil from blocking your pores
  • Moisturizes your skin without clogging your pores, which could exacerbate the rosacea-like symptoms
  • Keeps skin hydrated and nourished
Hypoallergenic Delivers desired results without triggering an allergic reaction
  • Won’t cause additional skin irritation
  • Good alternative for people with sensitive or reactive skin

Try Emu Oil for Natural and Safe Steroid-Induced Rosacea Relief

Emu Joy’s Soothe My TSW Kit

Emu oil is an excellent natural and gentle alternative to harsh skincare products that can exacerbate the symptoms of steroid-induced rosacea.

Whether you use it as a cleanser, moisturizer, or natural sunscreen, emu oil will help to reduce the redness, dryness, and inflammation caused by steroid-induced rosacea.

While emu oil might not cure steroid-induced rosacea or other skin conditions, it certainly does help to effectively manage these symptoms.

“Amazing how fast these products work! I also love that these are used for multiple skin conditions. I would recommend all these products.”
- Anonymous

Are you ready to take a step toward healthier and more radiant-looking skin?

We invite you to try out our range of high-quality and ethically sourced emu oil products designed to be gentle, soothing, and nourishing.

To make the selection process easier for you, we’ve combined our best-selling, all-natural emu oil products into a money-saving Soothe My TSW Kit.

This kit is great for anyone struggling with steroid-induced rosacea, steroid-induced acne, topical steroid withdrawal, or other skin issues.

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