Rosacea: What To Do (and More Importantly What Not To Do)
Rosacea is a chronic, complicated skin condition. Most of us know of someone with this condition whether we realise it or not.
The symptoms of rosacea are episodes of flushing and redness mainly on the face. This can lead to burning, stinging, spots and broken blood vessels. The condition varies in severity from occasional mild onsets to very severe permanent redness. It can be difficult to live with and has a big cosmetic impact on the sufferer.
Unfortunately there is no cure for rosacea and with little understanding of the causes it can be difficult to treat. When dealing with rosacea it is more about managing the condition rather than finding a 'cure'.
Finding the trigger for your rosacea outbreaks is key to controlling it. Some of the most common stimulants are:Excessive sun exposure, Stress, Extreme change in temperatures, Hot and spicy foods, Dairy, Alcohol and Medication.
When treating a rosacea patient, we always work on a process of elimination and keeping a food diary is always a good idea.
There are several treatments that will help with the symptoms of a rosacea skin. We normally recommend a combination of skin treatments to treat the specific symptoms of the rosacea.
IPL (impulse light) therapy is commonly used for the treatment of flushing, thread veins, broken capillaries, sun spots and bloodspots. IPL effectively removes dilated capillaries by coagulating the blood in the tiny vessels. The vessels then collapse and disappear. A large problem with rosacea sufferers is the prominent broken capillaries that add to the diffused redness. This treatment can improve the skins cosmetic appearance whilst stimulating collagen production to promote healthy skin growth.Gold toning is a unique laser treatment that helps reduce inflammatory outbreaks on the skin, calming flushing skin and reducing the diffused redness seen in many skin conditions including acne and rosacea.When the two treatments are combined into a personal skincare plan, they can reduce up to 70% of rosacea symptoms.
At Home Treatments: Jan Marini Skincare Management System
Topical treatments for rosacea play an important part of your skincare regime. It's just as important to know what not to put on your skin when dealing with this type of chronic condition.Many topicals can aggravate the skin, causing irritation and lasting damage. When treating a skin that has a skin imbalance, you should only listen to the recommendations of your skincare specialist. Don't be tempted to buy over the counter cosmetics, as many have not been successfully tested for a rosacea skin.The Jan Marini Skincare Management System is a 5 step programme that is targeted at improving the appearance of skin conditions including rosacea and skin discolouration.
Step 1- Bioglycolic CleanserSo much more than your average face wash, this stimulating cleanser uses glycolic acid as a mild exfoliant to gently resurface the skin and remove any dead cellular build up. Natural humectants soften and hydrate the skin, providing a deep and through cleanse. It also aids in the penetration of other products applied in stages 2-5.
Step 2- C-esta SerumThis rejuvenating skincare product is a lipid soluble vitamin C. Bursting with added antioxidant power of vitamin E, it increases skin elasticity providing extra bounce and tightening. It acts as a pH neutraliser to balance and reduce inflammation.
Step 3- Bioclear LotionThis is one of the most popular Jan marini products and is used by many as an add on product to other regimes. However, the best results are achieved when used a part of the 5 step system. It benefits the skin by resurfacing the dull, damaged build up. It significantly reduces fine lines, wrinkles and sun spots. It increases dermal hydration to provide a soothing and calming effect.
Step 4- Transformation CreamThis peptide formula enhances skin rejuvenation and repair, providing the skin with a moisturising base. Rosacea skins can often become hot, dry and tight making this the perfect skin saviour.
There is one common consistency within this range and that is the need for antioxidant power. Rosacea skins respond well to high levels of antioxidants used topically. We also know the importance of a good SPF within a rosacea routine. The Jan Marini Antioxidant SPF 30 provides the high protection needed for daily exposure. The lightweight formula leaves the skin feeling hydrated, smooth and silky.
To book in for your free consultation to set up a treatment plan for your rosacea skin, call our clinic today on 0113 282 3300.
Written for you by: Emily, Face the Future