Did you know that almost 1 in 10 people in the UK are suffering with some form of Rosacea?! Unfortunately, it’s a long-term skin condition that affects parts of the face such as the nose, cheeks and forehead and is often defined by chronically red cheeks and sudden surges of blood to the skin’s capillaries stimulating the characteristic ‘flushing’ of the skin. It can be triggered by a variety of factors generally caused by the stresses of modern life, which is why it’s a perfect match for Heath Skin as it’s a range designed to protect and nourish skin from both man-made and natural challenges.
It’s often difficult to pinpoint if its Rosacea or simply redness that you’re suffering with. If it’s the former, it needs long term management to provide relief and reduce both the severity and the frequency of flare ups.
What is it & what triggers it?
First and foremost, Rosacea is often it is mis-identified as acne simply because some of the symptoms can look remarkably similar. Symptoms often include flushing, hyper-reactivity, persistent redness, acne, inflamed blood vessels and even facial swelling. The bad news is: Rosacea is currently incurable. The good news is knowing what triggers your individual flare ups will help to get the redness under control. Triggers can vary on a case-by-case basis but there are some common ones to look out for:
1) Emotional Stress: this sends the body’s senses into overdrive, causing it to stimulate both chemical and physical changes in the body which can present itself on the skin.
2) Heavy Exercise: a rapidly increasing heart rate, blood flow and body temperature can exacerbate an existing condition.
3) Pollution: causes a repeated assault on the skin’s barrier function causing it to weaken and become inflamed.
4) Alcohol: causes the blood vessels to dilate allowing more blood to run through (read: redness).
5) Temperature extremes & spicy food.
6) Sun exposure.
How to calm it down
The most important thing you can do for rosacea prone skin is to prioritise calming, hydrating and protecting products in your skincare routine alongside trying to minimise any particular triggers you might have identified. Heath Skin cosmeceutical formulations supports optimal skin barrier function, ultimately safeguarding your skin from further damage or stress. Think modern, pioneering formulations that are designed to nourish, protect, and deliver results fast.
The Heath Skin C-Stem is an exceptional skin rejuvenator and the Undaria Algae Extract that triggers 14 genes responsible for the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, helping to calm redness and rosacea and create a more youthful, lifted appearance to the skin. Packed with Vitamin C at 3% this skin brightening and collagen boosting antioxidant helps to reverse the negative effects of sun exposure by acting like a natural broad-spectrum SPF. Finally, Lilac Stem Cells work to reduce inflammation commonly a primary cause of the rosacea redness.
Heath Skin products contain medical grade ingredients, are results driven but are suitable for hypersensitive skin. If you’re one of the many people who regularly struggle in an endless cycle of treatment and prevention with Rosacea, then Heath Skin is for you. We have a specially formulated range of products specifically for tackling Rosacea. To find out more check out our dedicated skin concern page