If you are battling rosacea we hope our skin care tips will help you re-discover healthy skin. Ok, confession time, have you ever turned to Google for skin tips on how to self diagnose a skin concern? I think majority of us are guilty of this and I for one am no exception. It can still be tricky though to find all the answers and skin care tips and know if you've seen the right "diagnosis" to what is going on with your skin. That's precisely why we're here, to help you get a better idea of just what is going on and what skin care tips you can follow to maintain healthy skin!
This week we are kicking things off by looking at Rosacea which is a prevalent skin condition that is on the rise!
How do you know if you have Rosacea?
Estimated that Rosacea affects a staggering 1 in 20 people, with the most common symptoms of Rosacea including:
- Excessive redness
- Small acne like lumps on the cheeks and nose
- Swelling of the face
- Burning, stinging or itching
If you notice any of these symptoms, it is best to visit a health care professional who can assist with an accurate diagnosis and provide some Rosacea skin care tips to support treatment.
What causes Rosacea?
Well, this question is a bit trickier as at this stage there is still no firm evidence of what causes Rosacea. However, the following factors have been shown to trigger the symptoms of Rosacea:
- Wind and sun exposure
- Hot drinks and spicy foods
- Hot baths and showers
How can you treat Rosacea and get your healthy skin back?
Unfortunately, at this stage, there is no "cure" for Rosacea - but there are a few key things that you can change in your lifestyle and skin care routines that can assist to reduce the symptoms and promote healthy skin:
Skin Tip 1: Avoid high acid foods
Rosacea may be linked to the health of your digestive system, and high acids foods can affect this balance. Try to cut back on your intake of dairy, nuts and processed grain foods.
Skin Tip 2: Reduce your intake of stimulants
Alcohol, coffee and tea all have high acidity, meaning that they can promote "flare-ups" often experienced with Rosacea.
Skin tip 3: Restore the good bacteria
Taking a quality probiotic daily will restore the good bacteria in your digestive system. What does this mean? It means that your digestive system will be restored to a balanced state, reducing the acidity and therefore calming the triggers of Rosacea symptoms
Skin Tip 4: Switch to herbal tea
It can be hard to cut back on tea and coffee. However, a switch to herbal tea could be just what your skin needs. Not only will this reduce acidity in your system, but it will also maintain hydration which is essential to healthy skin. Plus there is the bonus of most herbal teas having a calming effect on the digestive system - e.g. Peppermint and Chamomile teas.
Skin Tip 5: Be gentle with your skin
It is essential to avoid abrasive skin care products when you are experiencing Rosacea. For the best Rosacea skin care, you should use skin care products that assist with restoring your skin's pH to calm redness and inflammation without stripping away essential skin oils that protect external irritators.
With these simple skin tips for Rosacea skin care, you should be able to calm your skin and find relief in no time!
Still not sure if you have Rosacea or what you should do to treat it? Contact us today for individual advice for your skin.
Have you ever experienced Rosacea? We'd love to know your skin care tips that helped you maintain healthy skin - share your experiences below!
Jenna @ Botani x
Please note: Botani always advises that if you are experiencing any skin concern that you should consult the advice of a health care professional.
Want the chance to try Botáni's Purify Facial Cleanser?
To win a Purify Facial Cleanser 100ml worth $31.95 'Like' our Facebook page and 'Share' the post about this week's blog with your friends.
Let us know that you've done this by posting a comment below about your experiences with Rosacea and how you kept your skin healthy. Make sure you include your Facebook name so we can contact you if you win!*
Enjoying healthy skin is that simple!
*Competition is only open to Australian residents. All winners will be requested to complete a review of the awarded product. Entries are open from March 2nd - March 6th, 2015. We will announce the winner by Facebook on Friday, March 6th 2015.