Updated: Jul 30, 2018
Rosacea refers to a range of symptoms that generally begin with modest redness on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. As the conditions progresses, symptoms typically worsen to include persistent erythema of the nose and cheeks and small blood vessels may begin to become more prominent on the face.
At later stages, watery pustules or papules may become apparent accompanied by permanent diffuse redness. The condition is often worsened by exercise, certain foods such as spices, coffee and alcohol as well as hot showers, saunas, heating and prolonged UV exposure.
Diffuse redness is a sign of collagen loss, which leads to thin skin density and weakened support of the capillary network within the skin.
Whilst there are no current cures for Rosacea, its symptoms can be managed with diet and lifestyle changes as well as corrective skincare management. Current research has also shown that SIBO (Small Interstinal Bacteria Overgrowth) may also be a contributing factor of the disorder as well as Gut dysbiosis and food related allergies.
Nutritional supplements that support digestion and help regulate inflammation are considered an essential part of treatment. Essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 & 6 have been shown to help improve the skin's condition.
Skincare is an essential part of treatment and our Dermaviduals skin therapy products can be customised to specifically treat Rosacea. It is important that clients with rosacea avoid products that contain emulsifiers, silicones, minerals oils, amines, colours, fragrances and preservatives. This includes shampoo and conditions, make up and body products as well as perfumes.