Skin care

Tips on rosacea, how to achieve radiant skin

Acne rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition, characterised  by  facial flushing and abnormal dilation of the capillaries.

Symptoms range from a tendency to blush easily and persistent redness of the cheeks to severe lessions on the face.

Factors that can trigger the redness are hot food, sun exposure and temperature changes. Using sunscreen all year round has been shown to help but choose a natural one, as chemical screens can irritate the skin.

Azelaic acid is a  natural antibiotic found in rye, wheat and barley. It is a great alternative to conventional medicated preparations such metronidazole gels, frequently prescribed by dermatologists. You might find it on the label as Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate. Look for creams rich in soothing ingredients, such as bisabolol, pantheon, mallow and allantoin.

Blood vessels protectors are molecules that support vein walls and improve blood circulation: Vitamin C, bioflavonoids (pigments with antioxidant action found in strawberries, grapes, apples, cranberries, lemons and blackberries), anthocyanosides (pigments present in bilberries and hibiscus)  and also saponines which are molecules found in horse chesnut, rutin and ivy, all play a big role in protection. Ingredients rich in linoleic acid (omega 6) which keeps the skin structure compact, it works like a cement for the cells and helps to keep the skin barrier healthier for longer. Two ingredients rich in this essential fatty acid are spent grain wax and evening primrose oil.

Try to use unscented products with a pH of 5. The skin enzymes in charge of producing ceramides which are essential components of the skin cells, work better at pH.

4 thoughts on “Tips on rosacea, how to achieve radiant skin

  1. Laura Ford says:

    Hello – Thank you for your post. Which products of yours would you recommend for someone prone to rosacea and perioral dermatitis? Thank you!

    1. Thank you Laura,
      I personally believe is all about to improve the skin barrier. So the three best products would be:
      – Purifying Cleansing Beauty Cream: To repair and restore the barrier while cleansing.
      – Ideal Moisture Level Serum: To improve hydration and to create a film to keep the skin elastic and elastin.
      – Complete Regeneration Night Cream: As a day and night moisturiser. It is rich in linoleic acid which will help you to improve and strengthen the barrier

      As an alternative to the Ideal Moisture Level Serum you could use the Rapid Eye Treatment in affected areas to improve microcirculation and strengthen the capillaries.

      Pedro

      1. Laura Ford says:

        Hello Pedro,
        Thank you so much for your reply. I’ve been enjoying the Ideal Moisture Serum and look forward to trying your other products.
        All the best,
        Laura

  2. Lisa Hill says:

    Great tips! My mom had this issue recently, I know how irritative it could be. It is great to find such an infromative article regarding rosacea, I think it will be very helpful to everyone suffering from the issue to prevent this annoying issue. Thanks for sharing.

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