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 […]