Rosacea seems to be on the increase lately. It seems that every other message I receive is about someone who has it. It’s one of those conditions that seems to have no known cause but affects a lot of people.
So if you’re suffering from it and want to know a little more about the condition, as well as the types of skincare products you can use with it, read on!
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that affects the face and often runs in families. It mainly affects women over 30 but can affect men too, quite badly.
It tends to flare-up for a few weeks and then fades for a while. It’s important to get treatment for it though as the redness and swelling can get worse and could become permanent.
According to the NHS website, the signs of rosacea include:
- redness (blushing) across your nose, cheeks, forehead and chin that comes and goes
- a burning or stinging feeling when using water or skincare products
- tiny broken blood vessels on the skin that won’t go away
- small pink or red bumps that can contain a yellowy fluid
- dry skin
- swelling, especially around the eyes
- yellow-orange patches on the skin
- sore eyelids or crusts around roots of eyelashes – this could be blepharitis
- thickened skin, mainly on the nose (this usually appears after many years).
Know the common triggers to avoid
It may not be known what causes it, but there are some common things that will trigger symptoms. Common triggers for rosacea include:
- spicy foods
- hot drinks
- aerobic exercise like running
What can you do to help ease the symptoms of rosacea?
There are several different things you can do to help ease the symptoms of rosacea. Following this advice will help you feel more in control as well as easing the symptoms you have:
- drink lots of water
- wear a high SPF sunscreen every day
- try to avoid heat, sunlight or humid conditions if possible
- try to cover your face in cold weather
- use gentle skincare products for sensitive skin
- avoid skincare which contains alcohol or witch hazel
- take steps to manage stress
Skincare products that can help to calm Rosacea
If you’re looking for products that are going to calm your skin and soothe your rosacea, you should choose natural, organic products with no nasty additives like parabens. Ideally, you want products that are going to help your skin too!
There are several Maldon Soap products that you could try:
Rose and Orange Organic Toner cools and soothes your skin. Whyn ot keep a spray bottle of this lovely organic, alcohol free toner in the fridge to cool and hydrate skin whenever you need it.
Frankincense Facial Mist is a brand new product aimed at helping really dry skin that needs a boost.
Rose Argan Face Cream contains rose absolute and shea butter which are both great for dry skin and calming redness.
Camellia Rose Face Cream also contains rose absolute and shea butter but also contains camellia oil which is easily absorbed by the skin and is a wonderful emollient for dry skin.
Rose absolute is an incredible essential oil. It’s calming, antiviral, astringent and promotes good bacteria in your skin.
There are also a few other products that my lovely customers have recommended themselves. These products have been tried and tested by them and you only need to read a few reviews about these products and you’ll soon find comments that are very positive about their effectiveness against rosacea.
The products are:
Deep Moisture Face Oil, (unragranced version)
Lavender and Oat Facial Cleanser, (cools and soothes as it gently cleanses)
Coconut and Olive Oil Hot Cloth Cleanser (the gentlest cleanser, unfragranced version available) and, of course,
Skin Saving Balm the incredibly popular ‘wonder in a pot’.
Rosacea is distressing and uncomfortable. It can make your skin feel hot, dry, itchy and painful.
You should definitely see your doctor but in the meantime using natural, gentle, organic, paraben free, products could definitely help.
Lots of love,
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