Seeing Red?

Seeing Red?

What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic and progressive disorder that may first be noticed as redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead that may present and subsequently disappear. A susceptibility to rosacea, called pre-rosacea, can be detected in the teens or early 20s. Rosacea is even reported in children.

According to medical research, the cause is unknown and incurable. There are many theories as to the cause – poor circulation, sluggish lymph, genetic predisposition, digestive disorders, bacteria, and mites attached to cells.

First Stage Of Rosacea

The first stage is characterized by frequent blushes or flushes, strong family history of rosacea, and facial skin that becomes irritated by topical creams, lotions, anti-acne medications and over-the-counter sunscreens and skin products with irritating ingredients.

Second Stage Of Rosacea

In the second stage, redness tends to become ruddier and more permanent. Dilated blood vessels (telangiectasia) may appear and papules and pustules begin to form.

Certain areas of the skin may take on a “baggy” appearance from swelling.

Third Stage Of Rosacea

An early sign of the third stage is deep, persistent redness and many dilated veins, especially around the nose, and fibroplasia (growth of excess tissue), which can produce enlarged pores.

At its worst, especially in men, the nose may grow swollen and bumpy from excess tissue, a condition called Rhinophyma (think of W. C. Fields with the bulbous nose). When the entire face is involved, swelling may produce painful nodules and with fibroplasia, lion-like facial features occur.

Common Triggers for Rosacea and Sensitive Skin

  • Sun exposure
  • Emotional stress
  • Wind and cold weather
  • Heavy Exercise
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Certain skin care products

Treat Rosacea

All skins are unique and require individual, customized attention to determine the most appropraite path to take toward healthier skin and relieve the signs and symptoms of Rosacea. Your skin care professional, along with the Rhonda Allison Rosacea/Sensitive Skin Program can provide several options.

Rosacea Serum - Sensitive Skin Complex

Rosacea SerumThis highly specialized serum supports inflammation, infection prone skin and other skin irritations while providing a high degree of enviromental protection from such things as UV rays, pollution, and stress. Several incredible components go into this very unique formula to make it a superior product for not just Rosacea prone skin, but sensitive, reactive skin as well - compatible with any skin type!

  • Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract - Contains glycoside salicin that acts as an analgesic to reduce discomfort.
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dipropylene Glycol, Betula Alba Bark Extract, Scrophularia Nodosa Extract – Protects from UV exposure, stress and microbes that cause rosacea to become reactionary (improves barrier function to limit infection/stress), decreases skin vulnerability and reactionary inflammation. Inhibits lipoxygenases and cycloxygenases that cause inflammation; reduces extreme swelling and heat associated with severe inflammatory diseases; protects from UV-induced erythema, and limits cutaneous reactivity.
  • Totarol – Provides super-antioxidant actions while also limiting breakout disturbances due to potent antibacterial properties; maintains product viability for long-term effective use. Provides support to aggressed skin.
  • Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil – Rich in phytosterols that protect and restore the skin; contains healing properties (particularly for injuries associated with burns or heat); high in vitamin A and E for antioxidant protection; encourages skin strengthening.

Treatment Begins With You - Ease Rosacea Symptoms With These Simple Steps:

  • Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day
  • Avoid sun exposure and use SPF30 daily
  • Include fresh fruits and vegetables for life-style eating
  • Apply topical antioxidants to skin daily
  • Avoid irritating your facial skin by rubbing or touching it too much
  • Protect your face from cold weather by wearing a scarf or ski mask
  • Select pure skin care products that do not contain artificial dyes, perfumes, and inferior preservatives

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