Do you have rosacea or sensitive skin?
What is Rosacea?
Signs and symptoms of Rosacea which appear on the face are flushing and redness, bumps and pimples, and the small visible blood vessels called telangiectasia. The range of possible causes has included the immune system being compromised, nervous system and facial blood vessels, and the presence of microbes and demodex mites.
Rosacea can be a vicious cycle – the more you worry about its dreaded appearance, the likelier it may come crashing in at the worst possible time, showing up in the most conspicuous and embarrassing place – the face – as a redness that won’t go away, often with unsightly bumps and pimples. Fortunately today, rosacea sufferers have more reason than ever to be optimistic. The good news is that with important advances in medical and facial treatments it is increasingly possible to achieve the next best thing: clear skin.
What causes Rosacea?
Although the exact cause of rosacea is unknown, various theories about the skin disorder's origin have evolved over the years. Signs and symptoms of Rosacea which appear on the face are flushing and redness, bumps and pimples, and the small visible blood vessels called telangiectasia. The range of possible causes has included the immune system being compromised, nervous system and facial blood vessels, and the presence of microbes and demodex mites. The other aspect is this could be genetic. In the past in Esthetician school they trained us that if you had ancestors from the british isles, those clients were prone to coupourose, rosacea and sensitive skins. Now days it seems many skin types and cultures are having more sensitive skin.
Leslie Morand owner of Le Vie Skincare thoughts on rosacea and extremely sensitive skin. I have been an Esthetician for 25 years. I have seen and had clients with sensitive skin, couperose and rosacea. The last 13 years I have seen more sensitive skins and clients with rosacea than ever.
I do feel there are many factors environmental, stress and topical lotions, make up and sunscreens that are causing more issues than helping.
There are lots of ingredients that over time can sensitize the skin.
Most clients come to me and they have been using skin care products that are not appropriate for their skin. Lots of comedogenic (meaning clogs the pores) harsh, toxic ingredients that harms the barrier.
In time if you keep harming the barrier then you will have more sensitive skin.
In 2011, I launched
Calm and Repair creme to help with dry flakey irritated skin. At that time I wanted clients to leave the facial treatment not having red irritated skin.
I wanted a face crème to protect the barrier, deeply hydrate and calm redness over time. Most skin types do well from using serums under the moisturizer to go into the deep layers of the skin to achieve healthy skin.
In addition to facial treatments, rosacea sufferers often use many different products on their skin, from sunscreen to moisturizers to makeup. But because rosacea skin can be so sensitive, it’s important to know what’s in those products and avoid ingredients and products that could cause a flare-up. Feel free to Fill out this Skin Quiz for a complimentary customized a skincare program to get the best results. If you would like a list of ingredients to avoid please mention that when you fill out the quiz.
Facial Treatments for rosacea can be very beneficial.
I now teach Esthetician's in the Holistic Esthetician Training classes different treatments that can help there clients. I recommend a series of facials using specific ingredients and products that help diffuse redness.
A series of facials are done every week to two weeks over a month period.
There are also massage techniques that help to calm and detox the skin.
There are many triggers that happen when you have rosacea. It is important to watch what you eat.
Below is a list of triggers.
Certain food to avoid dairy, spicy foods, alcohol, especially red wine. Some holistic practitioners think gluten and sugar also can cause inflammation to the skin. If you can, I recommend a food allergy test from your naturopath or doctor.
Skin tips for sensitive skin is to avoid extremes hot to cold. saunas, hot water on the face.
I always recommend washing your face at the sink with cool tepid water. That helps to not harm the capillaries. Make sure your cleanser and toners are formulated for your skin type.
Remember your skin is the largest organ and it is important to take care of it from the inside out.
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Le Vie Skincare
Holistic Esthetician and Trainer