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October 19, 2020

There are more people suffering from skin conditions like rosacea today than there has been at any time throughout history. And it's getting even worse.

Rosacea is a distressing and sometimes painful skin condition that has led to sufferers spending up large in the hope of finding a treatment that works.

Most are left disappointed discovering that the treatments either don't work, are a waste of money, require prescription, or have nasty side effects (such as sensitivity to sunlight and cold, damaged and dull skin, compromised immunity, or you feeling sick and out of sorts)?

Hiding The Symptoms Vs Treating Rosacea

Sadly the reality is that when it comes to rosacea treatment, most treatments only address one or two symptoms, and end up creating other problems.

As an example - some rosacea treatments dry up pimples and pustules - but leave your skin dry, and covered in eczema. And did you know that retinoids which are commonly used for rosacea treatment and anti-aging may reduce the appearance of pus-filled or red bumps, but can make skin redness and spider veins look even worse.

In fact, most rosacea treatments tend to hide the symptoms, and don't actually treat the rosacea. 

That's a very real concern because it masks the fact that behind that symptom relief - your rosacea is extremely likely to be developing into something far more sinister and serious. Something that will be a much bigger deal to treat later.

That redness or flush across your face, cheeks, nose, forehead or chin is just the beginning signs of rosacea (pre-rosacea). Left untreated it can morph into rosacea with acne or vascular rosacea where the skin becomes more sensitive, sore, inflamed, scaly, itchy, the pores become enlargened, pimples and pustules appear. But it can get even worse with bumps, visible thickening of the skin, or red blisters appearing on your nose, cheek, forehead or chin. 

How To Treat Rosacea Effectively

Rosacea affects approximately 414,900,000 people worldwide. Unfortunately there is no cure, but the great news is that there have been significant gains in knowing how to treat rosacea effectively. There are proven ways to manage your rosacea, eliminate the symptoms, and prevent it from getting worse.  

What makes rosacea incredibly hard to treat is that it is more a series of symptoms than a condition, with symptoms and triggers that vary from person to person. Treating one symptom often creates a new different symptom or condition.

So, it's best to treat the causes and triggers. Rosacea is often genetic, but there are a combination of rosacea triggers which can differ for each of us and change over time. 

The key is to understand and eliminate these triggers as much as possible to help prevent overt dilation of the blood vessels, since each time this happens they lose some elasticity. This loss of elasticity results in dilated capillaries on the face, because they remain in a constant dilated stated - giving the telltale redness that rosacea is known for. 

What Causes Rosacea and Rosacea Flare Ups?

Most rosacea sufferers have a genetic predisposition, which is exacerbated by triggers. The most common rosacea causes and triggers which result in rosacea flare ups and breakouts include –

  • Incorrect facial cleansing which creates a pH imbalance in your skin
  • Wind and sun - extreme heat and cold
  • Stress
  • Incorrect nutrition – lack of essential vitamins and minerals – and too many trans-fatty acids
  • Coffee, spices and alcohol
  • Urban pollution
  • EMFs (Electromagnetic fields from TV, computers etc)
  • Steroids
  • Lack of pro-biotics and digestive enzymes
  • Makeup and skincare products that include alcohol, parabens, silicones, petrolatum, BHA, DEA, Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Triclosan.

We recommend keeping a diary of your exposure to these triggers and your rosacea to track which triggers contribute most to your rosacea flare ups and breakouts.

One thing that makes rosacea treatment even more confusing is that symptoms may come and go depending on your stress levels, and some triggers and solutions take days to take effect. 

What’s The Best Treatment For Your Rosacea?

If you truly want a rosacea treatment that works (and won't simply hide symptoms) it pays to treat your rosacea holistically with both internal and external treatments.

We recommend approaching your rosacea from a number of fronts.

  • Correct cleansing - we recommend double cleansing once per day, in the evening, with unsweetened natural yoghurt. This avoids over-cleansing or under cleansing, and removes EMFs at night for maximum skin restoration
  • The right minerals and vitamins to supplement your nutrition - it's more about what you add to your diet than what you take out - eg a green leafy smoothie daily and good fats found in fish, meat, activated nuts, and seeds. Avoid transfatty acids at all costs such as processed foods like potato chips and chemically extracted vegetable oils. Twice daily pro-biotics.
  • High potency skincare products that don't contain the triggers mentioned earlier. It's also important to avoid exfoliants - as these are too harsh for your sensitive rosacea skin. Be careful about your shampoo too
  • Reduce stress wherever possible - introduce calming influences such as meditations
  • Recommended daily intake of clean water
  • Rosacea friendly makeup such as foundations and day creams that include zinc 

What To Look For In Skincare For Rosacea

The primary functions to look for in your skincare are ones that will improve the overall health and pH balance of your skin, while treating your rosacea symptoms at the same time. 

Your skincare products need to provide - deep hydration - super nourishment - stimulation of healthy cell production - soothing and calming -  detoxification - removal of dead cells and unclogging pores

We've found that the Rosacea Super Pack which combines the bee venom Super Mask, Super Serum, Manuka and Reishi Night Oil from Power Skin Solutions, with the TJ Clark colloidal minerals and colloidal silver works wonders.

This is active skincare and it's likely that you'll notice a tingling sensation when using it. This is normal. With your sensitive skin we urge you to patch test first as reactions are rare, but can happen.





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