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Rosacea Hydration Guideline

For every climate and environment, the requirement to maintain proper hydration for rosacea can differ. There needs will differs from location to location and season to season making it sometimes difficult to regulate, manage and control your rosacea symptoms.

Water is the essential element of life. This simple hydrogen compound can determine not only our quality of life but also our ability to sustain life and yet it is the one life element we so often take for granted. Water regulates our body’s performance in many ways. Too little or too much water can place undue stress on the body and its ability to function. The body can actually survive longer without food than it can without water.

Water and hydration are needed to control and maintain body temperature. We rely on water to rid the body of toxins and waste. Water hydrates and plumps the skin tissue giving […]

The Visible Effect of Pollution on our Skin

Pollutants in the air may have a bigger impact on our daily lives than we realize. Pollution is more than just the soot, dirt and grime that you visually see but it’s also the things you don’t see, the gases and vapors that you breathe in every day. These invisible pollutants or greenhouse gases have the most visible impact on our skin. We breathe carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds, hydrocarbons, hydrogen sulfide, particulate matter, and toxic air contaminants such as lead, methane, perfluorocarbons, sulfur hexafluoride, hydrofluorocarbons, nitrogen trifluoride, and hydrofluoroethers. As these pollutants interact with rain, water and dust in the air they breakdown the protective ozone layer surrounding our planet, allowing the sun’s ultra violet rays an easier access to our skin. This effect causes a breakdown and sometimes irreversible damage to the surface of our skin.

As we inhale these airborne pollutants, […]

Neurogenic Rosacea

Everyone’s rosacea is unique based on a wide variety of variables such as environment, family history, acidic imbalances in the body, medications or treatments one’s is using or has recently used, dehydration, vitamins and supplements, diet and lifestyle routines. This can make it very difficult to pinpoint the best way to address treatment of one’s specific symptoms in order to achieve control of their rosacea. From time to time despite all efforts, management of rosacea seems to defy all logical medical explanation. As a sign of progress being made in treating rosacea, as recently as 2011 a new subtype or variant of rosacea was identified and named neurogenic rosacea.

Identification of this new variant came about based upon patients for whom all other standard and traditional therapies have proven ineffective. In these patients the symptoms of rosacea appear to be the result of a neurological trigger. In […]

Don’t Over Think Your Rosacea Treatment

Don’t over think your rosacea treatment. You don’t need a complicated routine to be successful in controlling your rosacea. Keep it simple, keep in basic and keep it on track.

Keep the body well hydrated. Probably 90% of our rosacea flares are related to hydration or rather the lack thereof. If the body is dry, as the body’s largest organ, the skin is dry. If the body is dehydrated, hormone levels will be affected making one more susceptible to facial redness, pimples and papules.

Cleanse the skin gently. Do not over exfoliate. We often think we can scrub away or peel away all the unwanted skin and with it the unwanted rosacea. In reality all this does is make it worse. The skin becomes redder and more sensitive. A soft wash cloth used to apply your skin cleanser will gently remove your makeup, dirt, bacteria and exfoliate […]

How to Overcome Your Worst Rosacea Habits

Your rosacea triggers are often influenced by habits. You get complacent in your rosacea treatment routine and get a bit lazy about how you monitor your triggers and before you realize it, you are dealing with yet another rosacea flare. And it always seems to happen when at a time when you really need your rosacea to rest quietly in remission.

None of us are perfect and so often when your rosacea symptoms are under control, you slip up a little bit, and indulge in a few more of the things that can trigger a flare-up of symptoms. Once the symptoms get out of control, it can almost seem monumental to rein in the habits again. Just as in the workplace, you re-certify every couple years to refresh your habits and learn what’s new in your field, from time to time you need to review and refresh your rosacea […]

Five Things You May Not Know About Rosacea

Rosacea is not just a condition affecting those of Eastern European decent. It was once believed that rosacea only occurred in people with lighter skin tones. And while the majority of diagnosed rosacea sufferers may still fit this category, there are a rising number of people of Asian, Middle Eastern and African decent being diagnosed with symptoms of rosacea. The reason for this may be related to the spread of western diet to other countries and as countries become more industrialized there is an increased in stress related conditions and pollution all of which contribute to rosacea symptoms.

Rosacea partially results from a triggered immune system response. Our immune system triggers antibodies which rush through the blood stream to the skin’s surface to secure and protect the internal organs from any perceived attack on the body. Anything that comes in contact with our skin’s surface has the potential to […]

Price Comparison of Rosacea Treatments

When factoring in the cost of a rosacea treatment, one needs to consider the many aspects of the treatment regimen – how long will the supply I purchase today last, what other products do I need to purchase with it for the treatment to be used effectively and last but not least what recourse do I have if for some reason the treatment doesn’t work for me.

Below we have compiled a list of the top rosacea treatments currently and often used for the treatment of rosacea:

When you first seek help for rosacea depending on where you go for treatment assistance, at some point you will probably be prescribed one of the metronidazole products. These products come in gel form, cream and lotion. They are sold under the names: metro gel, metro cream, metro lotion, noritate, and Flagyl to name a few. This is a topical application used to […]

Cornstarch for Rosacea Relief

The use of cornstarch to relieve itching is a time proven home remedy that has found favor for general use today. Cornstarch in a paste form is very effective for soothing irritated skin and calming the itching often associated with dry, inflamed or irritated skin. A paste would be made by mixing one tablespoon of cornstarch with three tablespoons of water. Apply this mixture to the affected area and allow to air dry. One should however be mindful to never apply this mixture to broken skin or open wounds.

Cornstarch is an anti-inflammatory, very soothing and natural pH acid neutralizer. Often times the inflammatory response of itching and skin irritation is the result of an acidic imbalance on the skin. Some event or situation triggers an immune system response and the body reacts to the site of this attack by rushing anti-bodies through the blood to the […]

Apple Cider Vinegar as a Rosacea Treatment

The itching associated with rosacea can be quite annoying, added to the fact that the more you scratch the redder and more inflamed your skin will become. The sensation that triggers the urge to scratch is rooted within our immune system. When the skin identifies an intrusion or attack on the skin’s surface, our immune system is stimulated to a response. It rushes anti-bodies through the blood to the area of intrusion. This is what we observe as a reddened raised patch or area on the skin. The body is trying to protect the internal organs. That being said, it doesn’t solve the fact that the itches, it’s red and uncomfortable.

Apple cider vinegar has been used in a variety of ways as a treatment for the symptoms of rosacea. The apple cider vinegar addresses mainly the surface issues of itching and the flaking skin that some experience with rosacea. […]

Coconut Oil may Relieve Rosacea Dryness

A dab of Coconut Oil may provide relief for the symptoms of dryness, irritation and itching from rosacea. Apply only pure oil with no additives to the skin after cleansing while the skin is still damp. Because coconut oil is rather thick, using just a drop or two of oil and gently gliding it over the dampened skin will produce a more soothing application as opposed to trying to work the thickened oil over the dry skin surface. The idea is to provide a soothing relief not add to the problem by pulling and tugging the oil over the skin. Because it’s such a thick oil, it remains on the skin’s surface providing a barrier to help hold in moisture. While coconut is widely touted as a good moisturizing agent for dry skin, many feel there is not sufficient evidence to support this claim and others site the thickness […]