If you have a sensitive skin that flares up easily and is often red throughout the day then there may be more going on than just a sensitive skin. Once you get to the bottom of it, you’ll be able to treat your skin the way it deserves so you can feel confident again!
Typical characteristics of sensitive skin include redness, itchiness, dryness and extreme sensitivity to new products or strange ingredients. These symptoms are all very similar to another skin condition that is actually a lot more severe than sensitive skin alone and is called rosacea.
Rosacea is an inflammatory, chronic condition that can really put a dent in a person’s self-esteem and you may have tried everything to no avail. While there is no cure, there are certainly some natural ways you can manage rosacea and completely get it under control so you can feel in control of your life again.
Keep reading to find out more about rosacea, so that you’re armed with all the knowledge you need to get your skin back on track!
What causes rosacea?
There is not much evidence as to the exact cause of rosacea, but it definitely seems to be a hereditary condition. It’s most common in people with fair skin who tend to blush easily and is often mistaken as blushing, but anyone suffering from this condition knows this isn’t true! While blushing can leave your cheeks burning in embarrassment it certainly doesn’t linger all day long, if not for days on end!
Rosacea may start out as a slight flushing of the face and may then develop into a full blown redness, particularly on the nose, forehead, cheeks and chin.
What are the different types of rosacea?
Rosacea may begin as periodic bouts of mild flushing, but can soon intensify and start to deepen in color. Rosacea may also hang around for longer periods of time.
There are 4 subtypes of rosacea with symptoms varying in severity depending on the subtype you have.
According to healthline.com these four types are as follows:
- Subtype one, known as erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR), is associated with facial redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels.
- Subtype two, papulopustular (or acne) rosacea, is associated with acne-like breakouts, and often affects middle-aged women.
- Subtype three, known as rhinophyma, is a rare form associated with thickening of the skin on your nose. It usually affects men and is often accompanied by another subtype of rosacea.
- Subtype four is known as ocular rosacea, and its symptoms are centered on the eye area.
How can I manage my rosacea naturally?
Follow an anti-inflammatory diet: This is the most important tip in our opinion. It doesn’t matter what excellent products you use on your skin, if your diet is full of processed, inflammatory foods then you won’t notice any difference in your rosacea. Managing your rosacea comes down to a combination of factors and this is the most important. By filling your daily diet with anti-inflammatory foods , you will help to reduce inflammation in the body that can contribute to symptoms of rosacea.
Only use lukewarm water: How water is going to strip the skin of all oils including beneficial oils needed to act as protection and keep your skin balanced and hydrated. Lukewarm water helps to maintain your skin’s delicate moisture balance and will help to prevent flare ups.
Avoid over-exfoliating the skin and use natural skincare products for rosacea: If you have rosacea we do not recommend exfoliating too often or with harsh abrasive products as this will aggravate your skin and increase redness and irritation. Stick to exfoliating just once per week and make sure all your skin care products are fragrance and paraben free, formulated with only all natural skin loving ingredients!