Did you know it's Rosacea Awareness Month?
Sensitive skin can be particularly prone to temperature fluctuations, with Rosacea being the most common skin condition that develops as a result.
Very cold weather, interspersed with explosions of hot, dry central heating, can destroy the skin prone to rosacea and lead to flare-ups.
Humid, sunny weather can also be a trigger – understanding how your skin reacts is key to fighting your rosacea.
WHAT IS ROSACEA?
Rosacea is a disease in which the blood vessels enlarge and the upper cheeks and nose appear red.
Symptoms include redness, enlarged capillaries and in some cases small hard spots. Unlike acne, the skin does not appear greasy or greasy, and blackheads or scars do not appear.
It most commonly occurs in women over 30, and several friends of mine developed the disease during their first pregnancy. There is also evidence that it could be hereditary, but it is not contagious.
WHAT SHOULD I AVOID?
Skins prone to rosacea are particularly susceptible to temperature changes. So if it's very cold, protect your face with a big scarf. When it's hot and sunny, stay in the shade.
These are the most common triggers of the rosacea lifestyle:
- Spicy Food
Like many other conditions, rosacea is triggered by stress. Although it's easier said than done, try to lower your stress level through daily meditation or relaxation. It is also a good idea to keep a diary of why your rosacea flares up every day or week to identify specific patterns and triggers for you.
WHICH PRODUCTS SHOULD I USE?
Many over-the-counter and prescription rosacea creams contain the irritant BENZOYL PEROXIDE which is definitely worth a wide bend as it can worsen symptoms.
Instead, stick to calming and strengthening ingredients like chamomile and rose hip . Rosehip is a fantastic skin healer and starch, while chamomile contains azulene, a natural anti-inflammatory agent that cools and soothes any redness during a torch.
Diet is also important when it comes to all skin allergies, and rosacea is no exception.
Try increasing the intake of essential fatty acids (omega 3, 6 and 9) as these soothe and nourish the skin from the inside. Oily fish, seeds and nuts are good sources, as are nutritional supplements such as high-quality linseed, hemp or fish oil.
Pcynogenol or pine bark extract is also considered a good natural remedy for rosacea, as it has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
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