DEALING WITH ROSACEA

So what exactly is ROSACEA and what causes it?

Rosacea is a long term skin condition that typically affects the face. It results in redness, pimples swelling and small and superficial dilated blood vessels. The areas most often affected are the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin.

Exact figures are not know but it its thought that Rosacea affects somewhere between one and 10% people with those affected most often between 30 and 50 years old and predominantly female. 

The cause of rosacea is unknown. However, risk factors are believed to include genetics. Factors which may worsen the condition include; temperature changes, exercise, sunlight, spicy food, alcohol, menopause, psychological stress, or steroid cream on the face.

The diagram above shows how skin affected by rosacea differs from healthy skin

How can ROSACEA be treated?

While not curable, medical treatment usually improves symptoms and a GP/ Dermatologist should be consulted. The daily use of sunscreen is typically recommended.

One of the keys to dealing with rosacea is to choose skin care products which are irritant free which is true of our skincare product line-up. Given the characteristics of rosacea it is recommended that you specifically choose skincare products which have the following properties.

  • Sun Protecting

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Skin Barrier Repairing i.e. contain; cholesterol, ceramides and/or essential fatty acids

  • Moisture Boosting i.e. contain humectants such as hyaluronic acid or glycerin 

Which Fragrance Free skincare products could help combat ROSACEA?

Below are a some of our favourite fragrance free skincare products which have the properties listed above and which we hope will help you in your fight against rosacea:

OdylIque - Natural Sun Screen (SPF30)

This broad spectrum sunscreen is packed full of skin-caring minerals and nine organic antioxidant botanicals. This is the first ever sun screen both organically certified and approved by the Fairtrade Foundation. The product contains the following beneficial ingredients:

Karanja and Zinc

Provide broad spectrum UV protection.

Chamomile

Calming and anti-inflammatory helping to reduce redness and irritation.

Sea Buckthorn

Packed with antioxidants and high in omega 7 to protect against UV damage

£15.00Price
Green People - Hydrating Calming Serum

This lightweight serum with the calming and moisture boosting properties someone with rosacea will crave. In addition to the humectant glycerin the product contains the following beneficial ingredients:

Everlasting Flower and Chamomile

Both rich in flavonoids, instantly reducing oxidative stress and soothing skin inflammation.

Marshmallow Root Extract

Calming and anti-inflammatory helping to reduce redness and irritation.

Aloe Vera

Rich in mucopolysaccharides, giving it excellent soothing, healing and moisturising properties

£20.00Price
Odylique - Repair Lotion

Repair Lotion is a lightweight cream which calms distressed and itchy skin on your face or body. The soothing ingredients in this product should work well to reduce the symptoms associated with rosacea.

Chamomile

Rich in flavonoids, instantly reducing oxidative stress and soothing skin inflammation.

Hypericum (St John's Wart)

Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties offer some relief from irritating skin conditions.

Calendula

Calming and anti-inflammatory helping to reduce redness and irritation.

£13.50Price
Green People - Cleanser & Make-up Remover

This is a gentle cleanser with calming properties which someone with rosacea should enjoy. The product contains the following beneficial ingredients:

Jojoba

Rich in Omega 7 & 9. Closely resembles the consistency of the skins natural oils.

 

Calendula

Calming and anti-inflammatory helping to reduce redness and irritation.

 

Shea Butter

Which is both hydrating and protecting.

£13.50Price
Lyonsleaf - Calendula & Marshmallow Balm

An unfragranced balm made with pure plant oils, beeswax, home grown herbs and nothing else. Great for those with inflamed skin. Some of the beneficial ingredients include:

Calendula Flower and Marshmallow Root Extract

Calming and anti-inflammatory helping to reduce redness and irritation.

Babassu Oil

Calms redness and itchy inflamed skin.

Rosehip Oil

For skin smoothing and cell-renewal.

£11.00Price
Lyonsleaf - Unfragranced Beauty Balm

An unfragranced balm made with pure plant oils, home grown herbs and nothing else. Perfect for use as an oil cleanser or nourishing skin balm for those with inflamed skin. Some of the beneficial ingredients include:

Babassu Oil

Calms redness and itchy inflamed skin.

Macadamia Nut Oil

This restructuring, softening and nourishing oil is known for its ability to heal scars and irritations.

Calendula Flower Extract

Calming and anti-inflammatory helping to reduce redness and irritation.

£15.00Price

Here at SKIND we are constantly looking to improve our skin care product line-up and feedback on the effectiveness of our cruelty free and fragrance free skin care products is key. Should you decide to try out any of the products above please do let us know how you get on by dropping us a line at info@skind.co.uk