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.