Facial Redness or Rosacea?
Lifestyle? Alcohol? Diet? For many women over the age of 30, facial redness or rosacea will seemingly appear overnight, for any one of these reasons. Those red spots and thread veins can appear on several areas of the face, from the forehead, bridge of the nose, across the cheeks and chin and there’s no simple way of getting rid of them fast.
No one really knows what causes rosacea as it can occur for several reasons, but often it runs in families but it may be caused by lifestyle. Fortunately, there are ways to treat the symptoms. You can start by making a few simple changes to your lifestyle and monitoring the outcomes.
Firstly, take a look at your current diet. How much spicy food do you eat on a daily basis? Are you getting the right amount of nutrients? Try keeping a food diary and make note of the ingredients to see which ones have an effect on your skin.
Secondly, change your makeup to breathable non-irritating brands like Lycogel breathable camouflage foundation which helps prevent irritation and calm the redness. Always wear an SPF30 or above year round to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Thirdly – and you’re not going to like it – cut back on the alcohol. Red wine is especially damaging to rosacea-prone skin as it can severely dehydrate the skin and cause flare-ups.
Dermaplicity can help improve and maintain rosacea and one of our treatment recommendations is Synchrorose Fast and Intensive serums in combination with LED Phototherapy. The clinical products help control the redness, encourage vein repair and replacement and increase the skin’s tolerance to triggers.
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