Treatment of Rosacea

The treatment of rosacea is complex.

Why? Because there is so much going on with the skin.

  • Bumps
  • Pimples
  • Flushing
  • Redness
  • Eye rosacea
  • Thickening of the skin

Rosacea cannot be cured.

But through a combination of treatments and implementing a good skin care routine, it is possible to eliminate flare-ups and calm inflammation.

This article looks at the causes of rosacea in more detail.

TREATMENT OF ROSACEA

Not everyone responds the same to treatment, often a variety of medications is required in order to bring symptoms under control.

  • Products containing sulphur or azelaic acid, are often prescribed as an alternative to antibiotics
  • Pine bark extract, technically referred to as pcynogenol is a natural remedy used with good results because of its antibacterial and anti-microbial properties
  • Cardiovascular medication is often prescribed, to keep severe flushing under control
  • For patients with bumps and pimples, doctors often prescribe oral and topical rosacea therapy
  • Eye problems are treated with oral antibiotics and ophthalmic therapy
  • Antibiotics have been shown to be effective, although it is thought, that results come from their anti-inflammatory properties, rather than their bacteria-fighting capabilities

Should medication be used between flare-ups?
Rosacea is characterised by recurring flare-ups and remissions.

A six month study, found that long term medical therapy, helped to increase the rate of remissions in those suffering from rosacea.

45 % of those not using medication relapsed, compared to 25 % of those patients who continued to regularly apply topical antibiotics; therefore continued treatment of rosacea is advisable.

Laser Treatment
Laser treatment can help to counteract flare ups, remove excess tissue, redness and visible blood vessels.

It also has good results with disfigurement of the nose, a condition known as rhinophyma that causes the nose to become large and bulbous.

Left untreated, unnatural enlarging of the tissue around the nose can occur.

This article does a great job, of offering advice to those who are looking to treat rosacea both internally and externally.

TREATMENT OF ROSACEA AT HOME

Rosacea sufferers, can benefit greatly from a gentle and natural skincare routine.

Below is the home care routine I recommend to my clients with rosacea.

Cleanse

  • Lightly wet the skin and apply a lightweight non-foaming cleanser
  • A soft pad or muslin cloth, will help to prevent over stimulation
  • Try not to over dry the skin
  • Avoid rough sponges or washcloths
  • Rinse the face with lukewarm water and blot it dry

Tone

  • Use a non-alcoholic toner that has a spraying action, to avoid rubbing the skin
  • Avoid the use of astringent products

Serum

  • A serum is sometimes all the skin will tolerate
  • Look for one that contains natural steroids, SOS soothing complex and ceramide repair balm, our exquisite pressed serum is the perfect choice for helping to reduce visible signs of inflammation in the skin

Moisturiser

  • Use a lightweight moisturiser
  • A formula, free of fragrance and essential oils is key
  • Make sure it contains UV protection, as damaging UV rays cause inflammation

Mask

  • A cooling gel based mask, will help to reduce heat in the skin
  • Our activate and calm mask, will take the fire out of the itch, soothing an inflamed skin

More Useful Tips

  • Never pull, scratch or tug the skin
  • Avoid taking facial steams, saunas and hot baths
  • Heat exposure including the sun and cold extremes, can trigger flushing
  • Avoid abrasive treatments from exfoliating products, as it increases heat in the skins tissues
  • If the skin does have a tendency to flare up, a cold compress will temporarily diffuse the skin
  • Let your face dry naturally for a few minutes and then apply your topical medication. Let that soak in for at least 5 minutes, before applying any other products to your skin

It is important to note that too much exercise increases heat in the body, this dilates blood vessels and increases blood pressure, which can over stimulate the skin.

Rosacea sufferers are also advised, to avoid any environmental and lifestyle factors, that may potentially aggravate their condition.

From my experience, I have found my clients get better results from an integrated approach, the following products I recommend to my clients as part of their skin care routine;

 

12 thoughts on “Treatment of Rosacea

  1. Derek McDoogle says:

    One of my aunts was diagnosed with rosacea but she hasn’t treated it. I like how you suggest not using rough sponges when taking a shower to properly take care of this disease. It would be a great idea to take her to a health clinic where they can provide her with better treatment and care tips.

  2. Rachel says:

    I’m wondering if I can get some product advice? I have acne rosacea, hormonal acne, and Seborrheic dermatitis. All of these conditions make it really difficult to find the right products and I’m just not sure what to use.

  3. Michelle says:

    I have had rosacea for about fourteen years now. Nothing gets rid of the redness and the bumps except antibiotics and I want nothing to do with that. I had tried a Tata Harper face oil and hated it. It made my rosacea worse. Can you make any recommendations please.

  4. Jaime Thompson says:

    You’re right about the fact that one product doesn’t work for everyone. I was diagnose with rosacea and tried different products and treatment but it was not getting any better until i customised, this has really helped me and my red skin is starting to fade. Thankyou for your information.

  5. Lila says:

    Where can I purchase the Grace anti redness cream and the acid mantle repair formula? I have rosacea and sebhoric dermatitis and am hoping these products will help.

  6. john barris says:

    I have struggled with red skin for years. I have adult acne and as a result have many old scars and red skin. I struggle to leave the house without make up on as my skin looked so sore and inflamed.

    I have tried many rosacea treatments and most have left me with very dry itchy skin as my acne sill pops out around my neck and jawline.

    This however the Somaluxe Redness Repair has really helped. My red skin is starting to fade. It’s also helping with current acne spots. There not dry and itchy anymore my breakouts seem less severe as the redness has reduced. I love the product.

    • Verified Author Samantha Miller replied:

      Hi John

      Thank you I will take your word for it. John it all comes down to ingredients and I see there are a number of peptides they are cellular communicating ingredients and have many other benefits which is great. As far as anti inflammatories go it’s not impressive? Other than tamanua oil and oats, rosehip seed oil is healing and so is gotu kola but for the life of me can’t see where the redness relief is, because it has fragrance and essential oils which are both extremely irritating.Samantha

  7. Janice Thompson says:

    I have flushing and redness that periodically appears on my face and only recently did the doctor diagnose it as rosacea..

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