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, […]

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 […]

A fully Integrated Rosacea Solution

In the successful treatment of rosacea, a total systems approach is more often associated with a fully integrated rosacea solution – one that includes the implementation of entire concept of cause and effect rather than relatively uncoordinated approach of systems and components. The first step is to identify your rosacea symptoms and determine the severity of those symptoms and make a note of any circumstances or triggers that might cause the symptoms to flare or suddenly worsen. If you are fairly new to rosacea, there are several sources that identify some of the more culprits of rosacea triggers and flares. Once you have identified a trigger that inflames or worsens your rosacea, you can determine if it is possible to avoid that circumstance or if it can’t be avoided, start looking for ways to minimize its impact on your skin.

One method that has proven quite successful […]

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 […]

New Research May One Day Provide Relief for Rosacea Inflammation

A recent study in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has cited research into a synthetic molecule, sulfate monosaccharide that can block T-cell signals in the body. While their research is centered on the allergen response that triggers an asthma attack, this synthetic molecule could one day have the potential to reduce or inhibit the inflammation response triggered in rosacea.

This molecule when tested in mice was able to lessen the systemic response of inflammation airway constriction and mucus production associated with an asthma attack. The synthetic sulfate monosaccharide interrupted the interaction of a T-cell signally protein called chemokine CCL20 and a molecule called heparin sulfate that stimulates the action of the T-cell response. When the T-cell and heparin sulfate response was blocked, the body’s natural inflammation response to the allergen is not triggered.

In theory by blocking the immune system triggered response 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 […]

The Role of Stratum Corneum Tryptic Enzymes in Rosacea

The surface or visual layer of the skin is known in scientific terms as the stratum corneum. Stratum Corneum is a Latin meaning horned layer. The skin forms a protective barrier shielding the internal organs of the body from bacteria, germs, pollution and invading chemicals or influences. This outer layer not only keeps invading predictors out of the body but keeps moisture in. It can be considered the body’s first line of defense.

The skin is in a constant state of evolution and growth. The lower levels or those closest to the internal organs slowly work their way toward the surface or outer layer where they shed. This entire process normally takes about 14 days. In people with psoriasis this process speeds up and may be completed in 2 to 3 days and in rosacea, the process appears to remain on a standard 14 days cycle but […]