Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels on your face. It may include small, red, pus-filled bumps and may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then diminish for a while. Rosacea can be mistaken for acne, an allergic reaction or other skin problems.
The causes of rosacea
The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, however, it could be due to a combination of hereditary and environment factors along with your dietary intake. Rosacea is not caused by poor hygiene. A number of factors can trigger or aggravate rosacea by increasing blood flow to the surface of your skin. These include cosmetics, alcohol, sunlight, wind, emotions and the food you eat.
Treatment of rosacea
Treatment for rosacea depends on the type and severity of your symptoms. Most often a combination of the correct skin care products and prescription treatments is the best form of treatment.
Using a SLS free cleanser will help ease flare ups of rosacea as it is gentle on the skin and is free of irritants. Our Revitalising Foaming Cleanser is formulated without the harmful chemical Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS). This chemical is found in many personal care products and is an additive that allows cleansing products to foam. SLS is a known skin and eye irritant and has been linked to health concerns such as eczema. If you are using a cleanser with SLS this will most likely be adding to your flare ups.
Our H20 Hydrating Balm is formulated to protect, heal and regenerate the skin to keep it free from discomfort and well hydrated. This formula is rich in polysaccharides to assist with scar healing, repair and restoration and is a balm specially formulated for extremely dry, irritated and compromised skin.
With ingredients such as Aloe Vera to soothe the skin, Arnica Extract to reduce skin inflammation and to shorten healing time and Alpha Bisabolol, naturally derived from Chamomile to help restore suppleness.
Use a hydrating moisturiser daily with UVA and UVB properties to help protect skin from the sun. The active ingredients in our Daily Moisturiser Hydrating protect the skin from various effects of ageing such as UV rays, free radicals and other environmental stresses. It nourishes sensitive skin and has a calming effect.