The Truth About Rosacea Treatment
Are you sick of the painful and distressing symptoms of rosacea - but discovering that the possible treatments either don't work, are expensive, require prescription, or have nasty side effects (such as sensitivity to sunlight and cold, damaged and dull skin, compromised immunity, or you feeling sick and out of sorts)?
Sadly the reality is that when it comes to rosacea treatment, most treatments only address one or two symptoms, and end up creating other problems.
As an example - some rosacea treatments dry up pimples and pustules - but leave your skin dry, and covered in eczema. And did you know that retinoids which are commonly used for rosacea treatment and anti-aging may reduce the appearance of pus-filled or red bumps, but can make skin redness and spider veins look even worse.
In fact, rosacea treatment tends to hide the symptoms, and doesn't actually treat the rosacea? That's a very real concern because it masks the fact that behind that symptom relief - your rosacea is extremely likely to be developing into something far more sinister and serious. Something that will be a much bigger deal to treat later.
That redness or flush across your face, cheeks, nose, forehead or chin is just the beginning signs of rosacea (pre-rosacea). Left untreated it can morph into rosacea with acne or vascular rosacea where the skin becomes more sensitive, sore, inflamed, scaly, itchy, the pores become enlargened, pimples and pustules appear. But it can get even worse with bumps, visible thickening of the skin, or red blisters appearing on your nose, cheek, forehead or chin.
How To Treat Rosacea Effectively
Rosacea affects approximately 414,900,000 people worldwide. Unfortunately there is no cure, but the great news is that there have been significant gains in knowing how to treat rosacea effectively. There are proven ways to manage your rosacea, eliminate the symptoms, and prevent it from getting worse.
What makes rosacea incredibly hard to treat is that it is more a series of symptoms than a condition, with symptoms and triggers that vary from person to person. Treating one symptom often creates a new different symptom or condition.
So, it's best to treat the causes and triggers. Rosacea is often genetic, but there are a combination of rosacea triggers which can differ for each of us and change over time.
The key is to understand and eliminate these triggers as much as possible to help prevent overt dilation of the blood vessels, since each time this happens they lose some elasticity. This loss of elasticity results in dilated capillaries on the face, because they remain in a constant dilated stated - giving the telltale redness that rosacea is known for.
What Causes Rosacea and Rosacea Flare Ups?
Most rosacea sufferers have a genetic predisposition, which is exacerbated by triggers. The most common rosacea causes and triggers which result in rosacea flare ups and breakouts include –
- Incorrect facial cleansing which creates a pH imbalance in your skin
- Wind and sun - extreme heat and cold
- Incorrect nutrition – lack of essential vitamins and minerals – and too many trans-fatty acids
- Coffee, spices and alcohol
- Urban pollution
- EMFs (Electromagnetic fields from TV, computers etc)
- Lack of pro-biotics and digestive enzymes
- Makeup and skincare products that include alcohol, parabens, silicones, petrolatum, BHA, DEA, Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Triclosan.
We recommend keeping a diary of your exposure to these triggers and your rosacea to track which triggers contribute most to your rosacea flare ups and breakouts.
One thing that makes rosacea treatment even more confusing is that symptoms may come and go depending on your stress levels, and some triggers and solutions take days to take effect.
What’s The Best Treatment For Your Rosacea?
If you truly want a rosacea treatment that works (and won't simply hide symptoms) it pays to treat your rosacea holistically with both internal and external treatments.
Here is what we recommend as a holistic rosacea treatment that is highly effective in eliminating flare ups and breakouts, and has the added advantage of being a powerful formula for anti-aging as well -
- Correct cleansing - we recommend double cleansing once per day, in the evening, with unsweetened natural yoghurt. This avoids over-cleansing or under cleansing, and removes EMFs at night for maximum skin restoration
- The right minerals and vitamins to supplement your nutrition - it's more about what you add to your diet than what you take out - eg a green leafy smoothie daily and good fats found in fish, meat, activated nuts, and seeds. Avoid transfatty acids at all costs such as processed foods like potato chips and chemically extracted vegetable oils. Twice daily pro-biotics.
- High potency skincare products that don't contain the triggers mentioned earlier. It's also important to avoid exfoliants - as these are too harsh for your sensitive rosacea skin. Be careful about your shampoo too
- Reduce stress wherever possible - introduce calming influences such as meditations
- Recommended daily intake of clean water
- Rosacea friendly makeup such as foundations and day creams that include zinc
What Skin Care Products To Choose
The primary functions to look for in your skincare are ones that will improve the overall health and pH balance of your skin, while treating your rosacea symptoms at the same time.
Your skincare products need to provide - deep hydration - super nourishment - stimulation of healthy cell production - soothing and calming - detoxification - removal of dead cells and unclogging pores.
This is what the Rosacea Power Pack from Power of New Zealand has been designed to do.
The Best Skincare Routine For Rosacea
The secret to the best skincare routine for rosacea is to soothe, calm and heal - without overcleansing, and without exfoliating. You want to restore the pH balance in your skin by creating a healthy acid mantle.
In this video, Suzanne Hall - natural skincare scientist explains what it takes to improve the health of your skin's acid mantle, and the best skincare routine for rosacea.
Can Success Be Guaranteed?
Suzanne battled rosacea and multiple other skin challenges for years. In fact, her own personal challenges were what drove her to become an internationally acclaimed skincare scientist and pioneer. She won her battle with rosacea, and has since helped 100,000's of others by adopting an approach which treats rosacea from both the inside and out.
Her approach combines a specific skincare regime, with a nutritional boost for maximum effect. This approach has proven to be so effective that she now guarantees it.
For topical use on the skin she's created the Rosacea Power Pack which uses 28 premium grade natural ingredients in high concentrations, with zero nasties. The Rosacea Power Pack includes the Power Super Serum, Power Super Mask, and the Manuka and Reishi Night Oil.
Of particular note is the use of bee venom 8 times more concentrated than other bee venom skin products. This use of high dosage bee venom stimulates the production of collagen and healthy new skin cells naturally. Other hero ingredients include halloysite clay to remove toxins and unclog pores without exfoliating and scrubbing, and manuka honey and manuka oil for deep hydration and healing.
When used as directed for 90 days the Rosacea Power Pack is covered by a performance guarantee.
Would you like more information on the Rosacea Power Pack, the performance guarantee, best skincare routine, instructions for use, frequently asked questions, and success stories? - click here.
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Hi, I’ve just ordered your products and looking forward to trying them.
I’m curious about sunscreen and if you recommend a brand which works well with this set and won’t irritate the skin when my rosacea has flared?
HI, I have ordered your Rosacea Power Pack this morning. I have read your article on Rosacea and how to help treat Rosacea. I found your article very helpful as all the reading I have been reading, though helpful, hasn’t given me any relief.
The Doctors have me on antibiotics, since April, with one week to go to finish. The products Rozex and Cetomacrogol & Glycerol cream has helped to get it under control.
But I still have out breaks, which I have at the moment, causes me stress as its painful. I feel unwell, it takes time to heal. I have been told, I have allergy, but I havent been told what sort.
Its all a learning for me, as we live in Whangamata, surrounded by pine trees, native bush, heaps of pollens. Mowing the lawns seem to set off my sinus, which I notice brings on the Rosacea.
I find the sun and wind along with stress doesn’t help. I am hoping your product will help with relief of my skin out breaks.
The doctors have mention that I am to use nothing other than the cetomacrogol & glycerol cream on my face, use Rozex on the out breaks.
I am taking Vit B every morning, along with a dairy free probiotics to help me with the antibiotics.
I am looking forward to receiving your products.
I will try the natural yogurt for cleansing at night.
Kind regards Christine Webb