This weeks skin concern is rosacea
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by facial flushing, redness, telangiectasias (visible vessels) and bumps and pimples. The first sign of rosacea may be redness or flushing that comes and goes.
Rosacea is most often seen in fair-skinned people between the ages of 30 and 50 and typically affects the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. It is more common in women but more aggressive in men. The cause of rosacea is not yet certain; theories include small intestine bacterial overgrowth, an immune reaction to a natural mite (demodex mite) that lives in our skin, unstable vessels, genetics and sun exposure. What we do know is that something irritates the skin, leading to chronic inflammation with intermittent flare-ups.
If skin is sensitive or damaged, it will not cope with common daily aggressors. Sun, wind and pollution can cause a reaction within the skin. Since the skin is compromised and unable to properly protect itself from this reaction, the body sends blood to the areas as a defense mechanism. Blood brings oxygen by red blood cells and immunity with white blood cells to try and correct the effect of these aggressions. However, it also brings heat, redness and inflammation. If this flushing reaction occurs regularly over time, the blood vessels just under the skin will become dilated and the redness will be more permanent. As a result, the skin will become more vulnerable to daily aggressors and rosacea symptoms will get worse.
Here is a client that had rosacea on her cheeks. The treatment she received in the clinic alongside using Alumier home care products provided her with results she was really happy with and kept her rosacea at bay.
Professional in clinic treatments available: IPL and Chemical Peels. LED red and blue light therapy
Ingredients prescribed: Vitamin C, Peptides, Sea whip (reduces inflammation) Broad spectrum sunscreen
This client achieved results after 3 peels and 2 IPL treatments
Plus the following Alumier homecare products: Sensicalm cleanser VItamin Rich smoother, Calm R serum, Ultimate Boost serum, Clear Shield SPF
If you have this skin concern or maybe you're not sure if you have rosacea? Please get in touch for a consultation and we can advise what will work best for you.