Why is my skin so RED?

//Why is my skin so RED?

Rosacea…

This skin condition refers to a range of symptoms that generally begin with modest redness on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin.

As the condition progresses, symptoms typically worsen to include persistent erythema (redness) of the nose and cheeks and small blood vessels may begin to become more prominent.

As these later stages, eatery pustules or papules many become apparent.

Diffused redness can become permanent, often worsening as a result of aggravating factors including (but not limited to)

  • Exercise
  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Spicy food
  • Hot Showers
  • Exercise
  • UV Exposure

Diffused redness is also an indicator of collagen loss (our skins building block) which leads to thin skin density and weakened support of your skins vascular network.

Where there is no cure for Rosacea, its symptoms can be managed effectively if the correct products are used and aggravating factors are avoided.

Often seen in faired skinned people – Anglo-Celtic origin both male and female.

Cellular health and dietary intake of essential fatty acid such as Omega 3 and 6 important to improving the condition.

Customised homecare can help treat this condition.

It starts with the right cleanser – a milk cleanser is gentle and non-stripping. It helps keep your skin hydrated. Skin barrier ingredients such as Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and D-Panthenol (Vitamin B2) help soothe, repair, and strengthen the skin.

Moisturizers calm the skin and help lock in your skin natural moisture and prevent Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL). Moisturises containing “biomimetic” ingredients (these mimic your natural skin moisturisers) such as Ceramides, Linoleic Acid and Cholesterol) strengthen the skins lipid barrier function.

And of course, Sunscreen is essential as UV exposure increases reactiveness. An SPF 30+ or greater must be worn every day, regardless of the weather.

Rosacea can be effectively treated using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL uses controlled light in specific wavelengths to alleviate the inflammation, redness, pimples and uneven skin tones caused by the condition. IPL offers a gentle, long-lasting solution for those suffering from Rosacea by providing a gradual and natural improvement to the skin’s appearance.

IPL helps to coagulate the capillaries, reducing the redness and simultaneously triggering neocollagenesis (producing new collagen) which limits the recurrence of the condition.

The number of treatments can vary – however, initially four treatments every two to four weeks is recommended.

IPL treatments can be supported with clinic treatments designed to repair impaired lipid barrier with intense hydration infusions.

For further information on how we can help reduce your skin’s redness please call and arrange your Complete Skin Consult today.

2020-06-15T00:27:04+00:00