immune system

Aloe Vera for Rosacea Symptom Relief

A common symptom patients who suffer from rosacea report that their facial skin burns or feels itchy. A lot of people have found relief in a house plant. Aloe Vera plants have been used not only to decorate in the kitchen but also as a quick handy cure for kitchen burns. Aloe Vera has been used holistically throughout history due to its soothing, anti-inflammatory properties. The same soothing action that can relieve the pain and heat from a burn can be incorporated to soothe the itching and burning sensations that often accompany rosacea.

Simply break off a stalk or leaf from the Aloe Vera plant and for a small area, just squeeze out a portion of the gel like substance inside the leaf and apply to the affected area of the skin. To cover a larger portion of the skin, one can slice the leaf length wise to extract […]

Rosacea-Ltd’s Personalized Skin Care for Rosacea

Rosacea-Ltd is committed to the continuing research and development of our unique blend of minerals specifically chosen due to their time proven effectiveness in treating and soothing the skin affected by rosacea. We provide a customized approach to your rosacea treatment. Based on the questions we ask during the order process, we can better access the condition or your skin and the many influences that affect your rosacea and cause your condition to flare. Each of us respond differently to the various triggers, what may result in an extreme reaction for one person, produces only a mild reaction in another. We take all this into account as we personalize your treatment plan to help you achieve the maximum healing possible for your rosacea. Our unique process combines the principles of skin care, daily habits, current and past treatments, and lifestyle factors to create for you a truly […]

Rosacea Symptoms

Rosacea symptoms can be vague at times. They’ve often been described as someone who blushes or flushes easily in embarrassing or stressful situations. That could apply to almost everyone. So what sets rosacea apart? The flushing may last longer for someone with rosacea, the facial redness more intense and it may not always be initiated by a single event or situation. Some say rosacea looks like a sunburn and we all have met those people who love to comment and bring attention to the redness with some usually loud comment about the redness on your face and this only serves to make the matter worse.

Rosacea may appear not so much as a sunburnt appearance but as a pattern of little tiny lines or visible blood veins as fine as a spider’s web across the cheeks and nose. In times of stress, heat, fatigue or as part of your […]

Gluten Induced Rosacea Flushing

Rosacea redness may sometimes appear as a facial skin rash. The question arises if this is a true rosacea flush or the direct result of the body’s immune system response that has been triggered by an allergen. An allergen triggered rash can caused by both an internal or external allergen. The triggering mechanism results from the immune system reacting or becoming hypersensitive to the allergen. At any given time the body’s immune system response is influenced by a variety of other considerations and as such the skin response can run the gamut from a minor flush or rash to a severe flushing response that may include itchy, swelling or inflammation from the same allergen.

A rosacea rash can result from inflammation of the skin due to direct topical contact with an irritating substance or allergen resulting in an immune system response. The allergens can include but may not be […]

Rosacea and Psoriasis

Rosacea is a facial skin condition causing facial redness, irritation and dryness located primarily in the central portion of the face. The symptoms of rosacea may also extend to encompass the neck, ears or even the eyes. Psoriasis is a skin condition which can affect any part of the body caused by accelerated skin growth resulting in raised patches of rough, reddened skin. Because both conditions can appear on the face, ears and neck they can sometimes be confused with each other or even in some cases appear together.

Both psoriasis and rosacea are believed to be the result of an immune system malfunction.

With psoriasis the immune system malfunction causes the skin to go into a state of hyper-active growth. The natural process of shedding and regenerating skin becomes out of balance with accelerated skin growth but a normal rate of skin shedding causing the […]

Rosacea Reaction

Rosacea results from a bio-chemical reaction due to interaction between the environment and our skin. Our skin acts as a shield to protect the internal organs from the outside environment. When that protective shield is breached, the immune system is compromised and our skin as the body largest single organ is the first to react.

Our skin’s protective shield can be breached externally through interaction with air-born pollutants, topical applications to the skin, and cuts or abrasions to the skin, which can breach the protective barrier the skin. These cracks may result from harsh chemicals that stripe away the skin’s protect barrier layers or damage to the skin such as scrapes or cuts. Extremely dry skin allows the barrier to be breached through small fissures or gaps in the upper layer of the skin.

Our immune system then has to fight the intrusion – if it’s strong enough there […]

Rosacea and Psoriasis

Rosacea is a facial skin condition causing facial redness, irritation and dryness located primarily in the central portion of the face. The symptoms of rosacea may also extend to encompass the neck, ears or even the eyes. Psoriasis is a skin condition which can affect any part of the body caused by accelerated skin growth resulting in raised patches of rough, reddened skin. Because both conditions can appear on the face, ears and neck they can sometimes be confused with each other or even in some cases appear together.

Both psoriasis and rosacea are believed to be the result of an immune system malfunction.
With psoriasis the immune system malfunction causes the skin to go into a state of hyper-active growth. The natural process of shedding and regenerating skin becomes out of balance with accelerated skin growth but a normal rate of skin shedding causing the skin […]

Rosacea and Acne

The two skin conditions of acne and rosacea often seem to go hand in hand. Acne does not cause rosacea but acne treatments used in excess or in error can cause the symptoms of rosacea. Neither rosacea nor its treatments have ever caused acne. That being said, it is possible for both conditions to co-exist at the same time. When this happens, it can be a little more challenging to effective treat the combination skin condition because the treatment recommendations for acne are too harsh for rosacea sensitive skin and will aggravate your rosacea symptoms. Too effective treat both acne and rosacea one needs to have a basic understanding of the principle cause of both skin conditions.

Acne results from clogged pores that can trap excess oil and bacteria and thus become inflamed. Teenage puberty, stress and fatigue all contribute to an increased production of hormones by the adrenal […]

Eczema and Rosacea are the Result of an Immune System Imbalance

Both eczema and rosacea are the result of an immune system imbalance. Any time the body’s pH is outside of the optimum range of 7.0 to 7.3. the body’s immune system is unable to perform efficiently, this results in a range of problems and conditions. The body’s largest organ, the skin, is often the first to display signs of this imbalance. Rosacea and eczema can and often do occur together because both are systemic in nature.

Eczema is a term given to skin eruptions of inflamed, red, itchy patches of skin. Eczema often has an allergic trigger – you came in contact with something that caused the reaction, hence the names contact eczema, irritant contact eczema, and atopic eczema. Eczema can occur anywhere on the body but rosacea is limited primarily to the facial area with occasional occurrences on the neck, ears or upper chest. Rosacea on the other hand […]

Rosacea May be a Type A Personality Trait

How you process and manage stress can have a major impact on your life. Surveys have found that rosacea sufferers are most often a Type A personality.

The personality traits of a Type A person include those who are organized; high-achievers who tend to excel at multi-tasking and time management. Type A people are sensitive, caring, ambitious, truthful and direct. They can also be impatient, driven and competitive. These traits can all lead to one who experiences stress either by the tasks they take on or by their inability to do more than may be required.
How we handle and process stress can have a direct impact on our immune system. If we can’t regulate the way our body processes stress, we may display symptoms of flushing, dehydration, gastric issues, rosacea, acne or even hives.

We can’t always change our personality but we can change the way we handle stress. Take […]