Advice from an expert: dealing with Rosacea
In the first installment of Advice From an Expert, we’ve gone to our lead facialist Kristina for the scoop on Rosacea.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition that creates unwanted redness, usually on the cheeks or chin. It can manifest in everything from persistently rosy cheeks to hot skin and small bumps over the affected areas.
Most women with fair skin have experienced some form of redness or irritation on the skin, but for many, it’s an ongoing battle and a major skin woe. Luckily, most mild cases can be managed or improved by maintaining a healthy routine and incorporating anti-inflammatory skincare. It’s all about listening to your body and skin, and treating it from the inside out.
The most important thing to remember is that red/irritated skin is always an SOS from your system. The best thing you can do is focus on calming your skin down with a simple, pared-back routine. While many products can help improve your skin (we’ll list some below to get you through the hard times), an overly-complicated skincare routine can sometimes make things worse.
What to avoid if you suffer from Rosacea:
- Skincare with strong scents, alcohol, parabens, and preservatives like Phenoxyethanol
- The use of too many products: try keeping things simple while your skin calms down
- Heavy makeup
- Overexposure to sunlight
- Inflammatory foods and drinks such as: spicy foods & hot sauces, coffee, alcohol, refined sugars & carbs (junk food, white bread, sugary drinks), processed foods
How to improve your Rosacea:
- Use sunscreen!
- Drink lots of water
- Try to go makeup-free whenever possible
- Strengthen the skin from the inside with collagen intake
- Focus on your gut: gut health can be a huge player when it comes to irritated skin. Try taking probiotics or lactic acid bacteria supplements
- Use a hydrating and calming mask once/twice a week
- Focus on skincare developed for sensitive and redness-prone skin
How long does it take to treat Rosacea?
Be patient with your skin. Seeing meaningful changes after a routine adjustment usually takes 3-8 weeks. If your condition is more severe, you may need to visit a dermatologist or naturopath to get tailored treatment.
What products should I use for red skin and rosacea?
- Josh Rosebrook Complete Moisture Cleanse
- Josh Rosebrook Hydration Boost Concentrate Serum
- Josh Rosebrook Tinted Day Cream
- Oio Lab the Forest Retreat Treatment
- Oio Aquasphere
- Lesse Ritual Serum
- Odacité CA+C Sensitive Skin Serum
- Salt & Stone SPF 50 Face Stick
- Anima Mundi Collagen Booster
- Anima Mundi Collagen Beauty Elixir
Have more questions? Fill out our online skin consultation form to see which Ara'kai treatment is best for your specific skin needs.