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How to Care for Sensitive Skin with Acne or Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition typically affecting the face. Facial pustules such as acne, blushing episodes, and inflamed blood vessels on the nose and cheeks are common symptoms for those with the condition. If you have rosacea, speak to your doctor about treatment options and make sure your skincare routine supports your treatment plan.

We have some recommendations to assist you with choosing high quality products that might be less likely to irritate your skin.


Rosacea usually starts after the age of 30. The predominant symptom is redness on cheeks, chin, forehead, and/or nose. Sometimes it can affect areas like the neck, scalp, ears, and chest. While rosacea can come and go, over time it tends to become more persistent, with visible blood vessels, eye irritation, pimples, and bumps developing. In severe cases, patients can experience a swollen nose.

Acne is a common symptom of rosacea, and can require a different treatment plan than would be given to other people with rosacea who do not also suffer from acne.


The exact causes of rosacea are unknown, but there are some contributing factors including blood vessel abnormalities, having light skin colour, and microscopic mites (Demodex folliculorum) living on your skin. Other causes could include having a particular type of bacteria, H. pylori, in your gut; and having a family history of rosacea. Smoking and spicy foods could be triggers for rosacea.


While there’s no cure for rosacea, patients can explore a range of treatment options with the advice of their doctor. Treatment options could alleviate the symptoms and improve appearance, such as camouflage creams to cover up the redness and blemishes, along with medications such as topical creams and oral medications. Both creams and oral medications could help reduce inflammation, while medications could be used to reduce the production of sebum in the skin. Laser therapy is another option.

Skincare tips and products for rosacea sufferers

Work with your dermatologist or doctor to determine if your daily skincare regime supports your rosacea treatment plan. Gentler products such as non-abrasive cleansers and non-irritating creams could help you control the symptoms. Work out which products work for your skin and follow an established routine.

Cleansing your skin

Some people with rosacea avoid using cleansers because they might be too harsh, but a premium skincare product like The History of Whoo Cheongidan Hwa Hyun Cleansing Foam could be suitable for gentle cleansing. The Cheongidan Hwa Hyun Cleansing Foam contains wood-cultivated ginseng oil and gold to result in a rich moisturising foam keeping your skin supple and nourished as you clean. You could end up with glowing, moist skin after your cleanse.

Lightening your skin

Using a skin lightening product could help you achieve a brighter, clearer complexion if you have rosacea. Check with your doctor about whether a lightening product is right for you. If you’re exploring options in this category, consider trying The History of Whoo Cheongidan Hwa Hyun Balancer, a rich yet light lotion designed for anti-aging and lightening.

The Cheongidan Hwa Hyun Balancer could refine your skin texture while supporting lighter, clearer skin. Special ingredients to support skin appearance include ginseng extract, jade mixture, powdered deer antlers, and gold. This luxurious product can be used morning and night to boost your skin appearance.

Moisturising your skin

For those with rosacea, choosing a moisturiser that combines moisturising and lightening qualities could be a good option. The History of Whoo Cheongidan Hwa Hyun Cream is designed to reverse aging skin while lightening it, potentially giving you a fresher, brighter complexion. Easily absorbed into the skin, this cream is made with premium ingredients including ginseng, powdered jade mixture, powdered deer antlers, and powdered gold and tree extracts.

Evening out

Those with rosacea can find it challenging to achieve a balanced skin tone, so a product designed to even out your complexion could help. The History of Whoo Cheongidan Hwa Hyun Essence, for example, is a light, easily absorbed emulsion with de-aging and lightening qualities. As it makes your skin fresher and brighter, this essence acts to control oil imbalances, which could also help reduce the symptoms of your rosacea.

Cheongidan Hwa Hyun Essence is formulated with premium traditional ingredients such as ginseng and powdered jade mixture, powdered deer antlers, and powdered gold and tree extract. Apply after the balancer by dabbing it into key areas like forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin.

Eye-area care

Red eyes are often a problem area for those with rosacea. By using a suitable eye-area skincare product, you could improve the appearance of your eyes without irritating this sensitive area. The History of Whoo Cheongidan Hwa Hyun Eye Cream has de-aging and lightening properties, and brighter and lighter skin around the eyes could be the result.

Rich moisturisation and nourishment

For rosacea-affected skin, a richer moisturising product could help with soothing red spots and inflammation. A product like The History of Whoo Cheongidan Wild Ginseng Ampoule Oil brings the benefits of wild ginseng in a non-greasy herbal oil formula to potentially hydrate your skin without irritation. This premium facial oil is designed to balance your natural pH, improve facial firmness, and rejuvenate your skin.

Choose luxury skincare

Having rosacea, you’ll probably be more careful about what you put on your skin than other people. Along with working with your doctor and exploring treatment options, you’ll want to choose the best possible products for your skincare regime. With its premium Eastern medicinal herbs based on ancient Korean royalty beauty regimes, The History of WHOO is a luxury skincare range that could help rosacea sufferers with achieving better, healthier skin. To find out more, visit our product page where you can also shop online. You can buy The History of Whoo products from Tangs department stores.