Misbehaving Skin? - Rosacea
All of us experience skin problems at some point or other; diet, stress, the weather and not to mention the chemical ingredients found in much of our skincare all has an impact. So what do you do when your skin is a tad under the weather?
Firstly you need to understand the problem. Rosacea is characterised by redness and irritation, particularly around the face and cheeks. The cause tends to be blood vessels that have become hypersensitive to a number of triggers causing redness that looks a bit like sunburn. Triggers include alcohol, fragrances, plus harsh exfoliants and astringents.
Skincare should be super gentle and non-irritating and we suggest you pare it back to the basics. Scrupulous cleansing and moisturising is key, and watch those ingredients. There is no one regime that works for everyone, you will need to monitor your own skin's reaction to ingredients and avoid those that don't agree with you. Don't let anyone tell you that one product is the answer to all your prayers (if only it was that easy!) For example, one widely used skincare preservative, methylisothiazolinone, is notorious for causing reactions, but it does not effect everyone. (We don't use this ever in our products!)
There are other things that you can to that are non-skincare related; diet is a contributing factor, fruit, vegetables, healthy fats, and some people find some sort of probiotic supplement helps. Equally know what your food triggers are, caffeinated drinks, (coffee and tea), chocolate, spicy foods can all cause problems - but again will not affect everyone. Keep a food diary if it helps to track what works for you and what causes a reaction.
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We would love to hear your tips on what works for you!