Rosacea, and how AlumierMD skincare can help
by Lisa Young
Do you suffer from skin redness or flare-ups ?
You may not be the only one; rosacea is more common than you think!
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that can affect men and women of all ages, but it is most common in individuals over 30 with fair skin. It can also affect darker skin, although it is much less noticeable.
When it first starts, it appears as a form of mild redness or blushing of the skin generally found across the:
The blushing or redness comes and goes, but the skin can eventually become persistently red all the time.
This condition is often accompanied by a burning or stinging feeling when using products or even water, and sufferers are more prone to red thread veins across the cheeks & nose.
Demodex mites are parasites that exist on all skin. There appears to be a link between Demodex mites and rosacea-prone skin. It has been observed that there seems to be an increased number of Demodex mites on the skin of rosacea sufferers in comparison to non-rosacea sufferers. What is not clear yet is whether this is a result of rosacea skin or if the it exists as a result of the Demodex mites.
More Severe Symptoms
Some sufferers can develop more severe symptoms such as pimples, bumps, and thickened skin. In some cases, the eyes can become red and irritated (known as ocular rosacea), which should not be left untreated. If you suspect your eyes are being affected, seek medical advice. Rosacea can be very distressing; most sufferers feel embarrassed by the redness.
The common triggers
Whilst the exact cause is unknown, some of the common triggers include:
- Sun exposure.
- Spicy foods.
- Certain medications.
Rosacea can occur at any time and can be easily mistaken for acne when accompanied by bumps or blemishes. As the treatment is different for each condition, it is strongly advised that you seek an initial diagnosis from a medical expert or dermatologist to ensure you use the right products for your skin condition.
Myth Buster – it is widely recognised that acne and rosacea are two completely different skin conditions, and, despite what is often believed, acne-rosacea does not exist!
There is no known cure for rosacea, and the standard prescribed medication treats a bacterial infection with protein synthesis inhibitor antibiotics such as Tetracycline, Doxycycline, Minocycline & tigecycline.
With the focus on reducing antibiotic use, this is not a permanent solution, especially as there can be side effects, but there are skin products & treatments that can help as a longer-term solution.
AlumierMD superficial skin peels are excellent for clearing rosacea-prone skin.
For persistent red thread veins, IPL & Diathermy are the perfect solutions for stubborn redness and pesky broken capillaries. They are quick and practical solutions to get your skin back on track cosmetically. However, the right daily skin regime products will help build skin resilience and prevent flare-ups.
AlumierMD skincare also offers an excellent treatment plan & home products to manage and control the condition. They can be used on their own or in addition to professional treatments. Read on for more details on medical skincare that can get your skin back on track.
Managing Rosacea with AlumierMD Skincare
AlumierMD is a professional skincare brand that provides a range of products. The skin care system has products specifically designed to manage rosacea skin. AlumierMD products are made with high-quality, medical-grade ingredients that are safe and effective for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Here are some of the ways that AlumierMD skincare can help:
Inflammation is a key characteristic of rosacea, and it can cause the skin to become red, swollen, and irritated. AlumierMD skincare products contain anti-inflammatory ingredients such as niacinamide, azelaic acid, and aloe vera, which can help reduce the inflammation associated with rosacea.
Improve Skin Barrier Function
The skin barrier could easily be described as a waterproof barrier that sits between the skin cells on the outer layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum. Its role is to protect the skin from environmental stressors such as irritants, chemicals & pollution.
Imagine the stratum corneum as a brick wall made up of skin cells (bricks), and the skin barrier is the cement that holds it together and keeps it watertight. When the cement is impaired, irritants and chemicals can enter the skin between the cells, irritating the skin. Individuals with rosacea often have a weakened skin barrier, making their skin more sensitive and prone to irritation. AlumierMD skincare products contain ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and other ingredients that can help strengthen the skin barrier and improve its function.
Hydrate the Skin
Dry skin can exacerbate the symptoms of rosacea, making the skin more prone to redness and irritation. AlumierMD skincare products contain moisturising ingredients such as glycerin, squalane, and shea butter, which can help hydrate the skin and reduce dryness.
Provide Broad-Spectrum Sun Protection
Sun exposure is a common trigger for rosacea, and it can cause the skin to become red and inflamed. AlumierMD skincare products contain broad-spectrum sunscreens with high SPF ratings that can help protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation.
Target Specific Symptoms
Individuals with rosacea can experience various symptoms, and AlumierMD skincare offers products targeting symptoms such as redness, bumps, and thickened skin. For example, the Calm-R Serum contains niacinamide and sea whip extract, which can help reduce redness and soothe irritated skin.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that can be frustrating and embarrassing for those who suffer from it. While there is no known cure for rosacea, there are ways to manage and control the symptoms, and AlumierMD skincare offers an excellent solution. AlumierMD products are specifically designed to target the underlying causes of rosacea and improve the overall health and appearance of the skin. Regularly using AlumierMD skincare products allows individuals with rosacea to enjoy smoother, healthier, and more radiant skin.
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