Rosacea 101

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Rosacea 101

April is Rosacea month - a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps.

These signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then diminish for a while. It is a chronic and unpredictable condition. The root causes are unknown and for that reason, it can be extremely hard to predict and control.  

What triggers Rosacea?

Diet, extreme temperatures, environmental factors like too much sun, wind, stress and skin care products specifically sunscreen with chemical ingredients like avobenzone, Diet can also worsen the condition and it's suggested to eat anti-inflammatory foods to decrease Rosacea symptoms.

How to control it?

  • Treat yourself gently, avoid scrubs and harsh exfoliators.
  • Protect yourself from cold frigid wind, overheated rooms.
  • Wear sunscreen all year round, physical sunscreen act like a shield over your skin while protects from sunburn.
  • Eat anti-inflammatory foods like berries, fatty fish, avocados, turmeric, green tea with clove, and clove oil one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatories that you can find.
  • Incorporate daily probiotics and green vegetables.

Rosacea Skin Routine

We recommend a simple skin care routine involving products with minimal and high-quality ingredients. The suggested Abella regime is Dual Cleanser, Cellution C topical vitamin C, to help control erythema (redness) and combat inflammation and last but not least, ColorShade SPF 35 tinted sunscreen with green tea to soothe the skin and a touch of tint to camouflage the redness. Test out the 3-step regimen with a sample package of Abella products for only $3! Samples here

When taking a diver deep into the potential causes or underlying factors of this condition we found 2 interesting findings in the Rosacea Review. First is diet related, studies worldwide are finding associations between Rosacea and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), creating a possible link between the two inflammatory conditions.  And the second is mental health related, revealing that Rosacea patients cited emotional stress was one of the most commonly cited triggers for Rosacea flare-ups, affecting 79% of all respondents.

Do your homework make a list and get it under control.

Source: Rosacea Review Winter 2017 Edition