That pesky reddening of the face that causes so much frustration can be Rosacea. While rosacea cannot be cured it can be managed.
With the Christmas season upon us, here is a little list of triggers that may make your rosacea flare up.
ALCOHOL is vasodilatory and makes the fine capillaries close to the skin’s surface more obvious
SUGAR causes inflammation and rosacea is an inflammatory condition
SPICY FOOD and CAFFEINE
THE SUN – in over 80% of rosacea sufferers the sun causes a worsening of their redness
EXTREMES IN TEMPERATURE including climatic and very hot beverages
HOT BATHS, SAUNAS STEAM ROOMS dilate the blood vessels causing skin to be flushed
STRESS, although not clear why. Some believe in the “target organ” theory. Stress in some causes migraines or tummy upsets. Some wear their stress on their skin
EXTREME EXERCISE can cause your rosacea to flare up.
Not everyone responds to all triggers in the same way.
With all the delicious food and parties in our lovely sunny Sydney there may be a few more red faces about, so…
What Skin Renu can do to help you keep your ROSACEA in check
LASER GENESIS Take advantage of our Christmas newsletter special. Laser Genesis has a special setting to help shut down those surface capillaries and help calm the redness
OMNILUX calms inflammation and helps with Rosacea
RED ALERT by Medik8 contains Tepranone that directly targets capillaries calming them and reducing their appearance
SUNSCREEN- especially Rationale’s BT-3 with Niacinamide (B3), not only helps counteract the sun’s effect on rosacea the Niacinamide calms the skin
WE ADVISE MODERATION – Enjoy foods and drinks that cause flare ups in moderation (or at least be good after Christmas). Take cooler baths and showers and allow hot drinks to cool.
AND EXERCISE – Yes – you saw no 8 above. When the silly season is over and the scales remind us of all the fun we had, return to an air conditioned gym and reduce the risks of flare up by warming up gently and exercising for shorter periods more often. Your rosacea will thank you for it.
Take a leaf from Rudolph’s book and