Is your skin affected by redness ?

Is your skin affected by redness or flushing on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go?

I’m asking because Rosacea is the fastest growing skincare problem in the western world, with millions affected by it and this could be you.

I can empathise with sufferers as well because I spent years both before and after becoming a skincare professional searching for an effective long-term treatment regime for my own Rosacea symptoms and now I’ve found one it gives me great joy to be able to reach out and help other sufferers with a cost-effective regime that really does work.

Chronic and embarrassing!

Before I tell you more about it, you might like to know that Rosacea is a chronic and often embarrassing disorder that generally affects the central region of the face.   As mentioned in the headline, the typical characteristic is redness.  It can occur in any skin type but fair-skinned people over the age of thirty are most likely to develop it and its been given the nickname … the “Curse of the Celts” because in this country we’re a predominantly fair skinned!   In addition, current research indicates that women are three times more likely than men to develop it.

It typically first appears as redness or flushing on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. Over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear. Left untreated, bumps and pimples may develop, and in severe cases, particularly in men, the nose may grow swollen and bumpy from excess tissue. In many people, the eyes are also affected, feeling irritated and appearing watery or bloodshot.

What causes it?

The cause is not yet fully known but research has found it is normally a predisposition within your skin, but it can flare up with triggers in your life style.

According to the National Rosacea Society the most common triggers of Rosacea include:

  • Sun exposure
  • Emotional stress
  • Wind
  • Temperature Change
  • Spicy foods
  • Hot beverages
  • Certain Medications
  • Certain fruit & vegetables
  • Emotional stress
  • Heavy exercise
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Inappropriate skin care products/cosmetics
  • Medical conditions (menopause)
  • Dairy products

How do you treat it?

While there is currently no absolute cure for Rosacea, I know from personal experience that its symptoms can be managed very effectively by working on the Cellular health of the skin.

This means it’s essential that the skin care products you use should be free of perfumes, preservatives, emulsifiers, mineral oils and silicones, as these substances have the ability to further aggravate a sensitive, inflamed skin condition such as Rosacea.

Finding skincare products free of these ingredients isn’t as easy as you’d think, but the good news is at The Skin Health Clinic we’ve done the searching for you and exclusively use a range called Dermaviduals.

What makes Dermavidual products so unique?

The answer to that question is, Dermaviduals has been formulated on the philosophy of Corneotherapy – the science of maintaining and restoring healthy skin instead of the standard skincare approach based on heavily stripping and peeling the skin, which we know from the dramatic increase in stress-based skin conditions simply doesn’t work.

Corneotherapy is aimed at the recovery of the stratum corneum (surface of the skin) but above all it improves the function of the skin barrier and subsequently the overall homeostasis of the skin.

Adapted to the needs of individual skin types and conditions, it is the number one preventative measure against premature ageing and potential skin problems.

Guaranteed to be free of harmful emulsifiers or irritating perfumes and preservatives Dermaviduals products can safely be used on the most sensitive skins. They are so effective because the ingredients mimic the structure of your skin and will therefore be recognised as compatible and be more easily absorbed by your skin, leading to the repairing and strengthening of your skins bi-layers.

If you’d like to know more about how to avoid the more common Rosacea triggers and which Dermaviduals treatment regime would be most effective for your skin please pick up the phone and speak with one of our skin educators at The Skin Health Clinic who be happy to help you on your way to healthier skin.