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Rosacea vs Eczema: What's the Difference?

Rosacea vs Eczema: What's the Difference?

Many people often confuse eczema and rosacea, as they are both skin conditions with similar symptoms. However, it is important to understand the differences between these two common skin conditions in order to treat them properly.

Rosacea and eczema have different causes and treatments, so understanding their distinct features can be helpful in managing your skin. Let’s go through the similarities and differences between rosacea and eczema, including signs of each condition as well as potential treatments for each one.

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition marked by redness and visible blood vessels, as well as a tendency for the skin to become easily irritated. Common symptoms of rosacea include flushing or blushing of the face, red bumps on the cheeks or forehead, visible broken capillaries, and eye problems such as styes or dryness. Rosacea can affect people of any age, but it is most commonly seen in middle-aged women.

Eczema, on the other hand, is a skin condition that typically causes patches of red, scaly and itchy skin. Eczema usually affects infants or young children, although some adults may also experience this condition. Common symptoms of eczema include dry patches of skin, blisters and bumps that ooze or weep fluid, redness, and intense itching.

Although both rosacea and eczema can cause itchy rashes on the face, there are important differences between these two conditions. The main difference is the location of the affected area. Rosacea usually affects only the face and is characterized by redness, while eczema can affect any part of the body, including the scalp, eyelids, neck and hands. Additionally, rosacea tends to flare up in response to certain triggers such as spicy food or alcohol consumption; however, this is not typical for eczema.

In terms of treatment, both rosacea and eczema can be managed through topical creams or ointments, as well as lifestyle changes such as avoiding triggers and using gentle cleansers.

A Dermatologist may recommend oral medications for more severe cases of either condition. Ultimately, it is important to work with a healthcare professional to find the best treatment options for your skin.

For both conditions, always look for more gentle & fragrance-free skincare products to avoid drying out & causing a reaction to your skin.

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RUDDI is your natural solution to managing rosacea & sensitive skin skin

Meet Kristina, Founder of Ruddi Skincare

From the moment I understood the struggles and hardships that came with Rosacea, I knew I wanted to be a part of a solution. Growing up I saw my mom battle the uncomfortable effects of Rosacea, with no end in sight. I saw her switch dermatologists, seek out aestheticians, try new creams, experiment with new diets - to no avail. Being a skincare enthusiast myself and someone who is passionate about natural ingredients, I started doing more research on what could possibly work, and to see if there was ANYTHING that could help her. And that’s where RUDDI began - it started with a what if, and it quickly turned into a vision that I couldn’t let go of. After extensive research, working closely with biochemists, trial and errors, and many failed attempts - I was finally able to create a moisturizer for Rosacea-prone skin. I focused on natural, nourishing ingredients and removed any fillers, additives and perfumes that could cause irritations and flare-ups. Our formula is simple, yet effective. Most importantly - it’s safe for Rosacea. RUDDI’s philosophy is simple: create a rosacea community where you can feel comfortable in your own skin. I hope you love this product as much as I do,.

RUDDI is designed to moisturize, protect, and reduce inflammation for even the most sensitive skin. While other topicals focus on just one component of rosacea, RUDDI's multi-pronged approach calms, cools, hydrates, and reduces inflammation for ultra-gentle symptom relief.

Meet our unique blend of 3 natural super-soothers clinically proven to reduces redness and calm inflammed, irritated skin.

Tamanu Oil
A potent botanical oil known for its cooling, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial wound-healing properties — shown in clinical studies to promote skin regeneration and collagen production, quickly healing inflamed skin. Tamanu Oil has been used for centuries for it's amazing skin nourishing properties.

Defensil Plus
A naturally derived, award-winning formulation of Blackcurrant seed oil, Balloon Vine extract & Sunflower oil that’s clinically proven to reduce inflammation and repair the protective barrier in sensitive and irritated skin. Each component has been thoroughly investigated for its roll in reducing redness and calming the skin.

Canadian Willow Herb
A super herb that reduces redness and oiliness with clinical-strength anti-irritant and anti-acne power. (Also known as the ultra-gentle cousin of Salicylic acid!) Canadian Willowherb™ reduces skin redness within 30 minutes of use and has better results than the reference anti-irritant agent hydrocortisone.

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Dr. Abigail Waldman

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"As a board certified dermatologist who also has rosacea, I understand how necessary it is to find a gentle natural moisturizer that not only hydrates the skin but also reduces my redness and doesn’t cause any flare ups. I have been using RUDDI redness control daily moisturizer for 2 months now and immediately noticed redness reduction after the first use. What I love about this product Is that is fragrance free, fragrances are an extremely common irritant to us who have rosacea and finding an effective product that works without them can be extremely difficult, not everyone may experience the same results with RUDDI but I highly recommend anyone who suffers from redness or rosacea prone skin give this product a try"

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Ruddi Redness Control Daily Moisturizer


Developed specifically for ultra-sensitive, rosacea-prone skin, Ruddi gives you calming, fragrance-free hydration so you can put your best face forward - no matter your skin type. Time to finally have a moisturizer that won't burn, itch, or add fuel to the fire of rosacea.

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