Rosacea begins as a bright red flush across the cheeks.
It can either come and go or become a permanent blush. Either way it gradually becomes worse with tiny broken capillaries beginning to grow and spread across the cheeks and nose, eventually leading to small, acne like bumps. Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes extreme skin sensitivity and is notoriously difficult to treat. Rosacea affects an estimated 2 million Canadians, and flare ups are often triggered by environmental exposure (sun, wind and heat) as well as exercise, stress, irritating cosmetics, spicy foods, alcohol and caffeine.
Rosacea is progressive, meaning if symptoms are left untreated and triggers are not managed, it can get worse over time. Left untreated, rosacea can become purple or bluish capillaries across most of the face and skin can become reactive to almost anything that touches it.
See your doctor if you believe you may have Rosacea. He or she may be able to recommend medical treatments to help manage the condition. Along with your doctors suggestions, we recommend a gentle and calming skincare routine to help reduce inflammation to sooth and prevent flareups.
Treating Rosacea - Calm and Protect
1. Begin with a gentle cleanser such as Enzyme Cleanser. This cleanser is gentle enough to be used on even the most sensitive skin types. Use twice daily, AM and PM. This cleanser also removes makeup beautifully.
2. Apply Pink Silk Serum to calm the skin and reduce inflammation. Pink Silk, our #1 bestseller contains AstaXanthin, one of the worlds most powerful antioxidants to reduce inflammation and hydrate the skin.
3. Apply Copper CoQ10 Moisturizer (formerly known as HydraCalm) to gently calm sensitive skin, reduce redness and inflammation and hydrate. Rosacea sufferers have said that this moisturizer soothes irritated skin like no other.
4. Protect skin from sun exposure with Last Step SPF 50. It's extremely important to protect rosacea skin types from UV exposure! Sun exposure can make Rosacea worse so use Last Step daily to protect delicate skin.
All of these products can be found together in our specially priced Essential Rosacea Collection.
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Derma MD Canada