It’s Rosacea Awareness Month! Megan, our co-founder suffers from this skin condition and believes it’s essential to educate everyone on this chronic, but manageable skin disorder! But what exactly is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic condition within the inflammatory cascade of the skin. It reveal itself as a common rash, usually occurring on the face and that predominantly affects middle-aged fair skinned people. It affects both men and women and depending on the severity of the condition, it will be constantly be visible on the skin and the severity of the condition will come and go depending on exposure to triggers. This condition appears typically in a butterfly shape across the cheeks, nose and forehead as a reddened “flushed” appearance.
Even though rosacea is a difficult condition to treat without further exacerbating the inflammation, carefully selected gentle products can definitely help to calm down this condition. Knowing and avoiding the triggers can really help to avoid the intrinsic inflammatory cascade that can cause flare-ups. The biggest triggers of Rosacea are alcohol, exercise, high & low temperatures, hot drinks, spicy foods, stress, lack of sleep, and caffeine. Natural sunlight is also a HUGE enemy of Rosacea (yes, this means being alive is basically a Rosacea trigger).
If you have rosacea here are some tips & tricks:
Learn which of these triggers upset your Rosacea the most and try your best to avoid them; a written record of your flare-ups may help.
Have a very gentle skincare regime and protect your skin from the sun everyday (yep even when the sun isn’t shining)
If you are not sure about the products that you are currently using, booking a consultation with one of our skin consultants, which can actually be extremely beneficial for your skin. Not only will you learn more about how your skin functions and the best way to control the condition, but you will also receive rosacea-approved product recommendations all by our co-founder Megan (also affected by Rosacea)! She has tried it ALL so you don’t have to.