"Why is your face red?” is a question you may often hear if you are one of the 16 million Americans that live with Rosacea. Chances are even if you don’t have Rosacea, you have heard of the chronic skin condition. Too often, Rosacea is only thought of as the red face condition, when, there are many additional characteristics you should be aware of. Since April is Rosacea Awareness Month, what better time is there to learn?
So, what causes Rosacea? Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes facial redness and in some cases acne-like bumps on the face. There are currently no concrete causes of the condition, but there are several theories including genetics, dilated blood vessels under the facial skin, lifestyle choices, sun damage, or skin irritation.
Usually symptoms occur gradually, severity can vary, and the condition can lie dormant for a time and have reoccurring flairs. Primary signs of Rosacea include:
Flushing, Persistent Redness, Bumps and Pimples, Blood Vessels appearing.
Other signs include:
Burning and Stinging, Dry Appearance, Raised Red Patches, Skin Thickening.
Doctors and researchers are unsure what exactly causes rosacea. Many, however, believe that rosacea stems from a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. Everyday choices can cause a flare up in Rosacea patients. Spicy foods, red wine, overexposure to the sun, hot showers, and hot beverages are a few choices to be careful of. A few unknown triggers include exercise and emotions; for example, if you tend to blush during speaking engagements, it can also cause a flare-up.
Anyone of any age, including children, or ethnicity can develop rosacea. However, it most commonly affects adults between the ages of 30 and 60. It tends to affect women (particularly during menopause) more often than men, and generally occurs more frequently among people with fair skin. Genetics could be a factor as people with British, Celtic, Eastern European, Asian and Native American heritages are more likely to have rosacea.
If you feel you may be suffering from rosacea, it is best to consult with your dermatologist for a correct diagnosis. Then Oleander Aesthetics would be happy recommend excellent skincare products to help repair and rebuild skin health if you chose not to go the clinical route. Facials and advanced treatments can also be customized for this concern.
The Vital C line of products from Image Skincare was developed primarily treat skin prone to Rosacea incidents. The Vital C range delivers vitamin C deep into the cellular level of skin. It promotes healing by reducing inflammation, soothing and hydrating skin, exfoliating to clear bumps and by providing protection from sun and air pollution.
Many clients have had amazing success with this line and report their symptoms have cleared!
-Emma at Oleander Aesthetics
AWAY FROM THE STUDIO 2019
Oleander Aesthetics will be closed
May 27th - June 4th.
Product of the Month
Vital C Hydrating Anti-Ageing Serum
This comforting serum is an IMAGE bestseller for a reason: It works effectively on all skin types, especially sensitive and redness-prone skin to soften the appearance of wrinkles, support collagen, and protect skin against oxidative damage. It acts as a wake-up call on the skin to fight the visible signs of stress and fatigue that commonly appear in aging skin.
Iluma Intense Brightening Serum
This quick-absorbing serum addresses both skin discoloration and redness, offering a calming and brightening solution for irritated, sun-damaged and sensitive skin. A blend of botanical brighteners and vitamin C encourages a clear, even-toned complexion. Ideal for those skins that prefer a hydroquinone-free product.