What is Rosacea? And why the Ingredients in some of our products can help!
April is Rosacea Awareness Month and we are excited to be partnering with a dermatology provider named Jessica Velardi for this blog. Jessica is a board certified Physician Assistant, specializing in dermatology. She has tried our products, fell in love with them, and reached out. Now, we are writing a blog together to share skincare knowledge with you!
First thing’s first. What exactly is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder that causes redness and acne-like pimples on the skin. People often get flare-ups that come and go throughout their life, depending on certain triggers. Triggers, for more people, commonly include things like prolonged sun exposure, overheating, stress and anxiety, and weather change.
It is estimated that Rosacea affects well over 16 million Americans and as many as 415 million worldwide, and is found in both men and women. Although it is more common in women, men tend to face it more severely.
The cause for Rosacea unknown however we do know it is an inflammatory disease triggered by the immune system, and an overproduction of the Demodex mite on our skin.
While there is no ‘cure’ for Rosacea, using the right products is important for maintaining healthy, balanced, flare-up-free skin. If you have Rosacea, it’s important to only use products that are fragrance and oil free, and made for sensitive skin. Daily moisturizer and SPF are also both key elements in a Rosacea-prone skincare routine.
Rosacea, using the right products is important for maintaining healthy, balanced, flare-up-free skin. If you have Rosacea, it’s important to only use products that are fragrance and oil free, and made for sensitive skin. Daily moisturizer and SPF are also both key elements in a Rosacea-prone skincare routine.
Knowing which ingredients can be helpful or harmful can sometimes feel overwhelming. Here are some ingredients for you to avoid and some you should look for in skincare.
Ingredients that can benefit you:
Green Tea Extract: an excellent source of antioxidants, which can help to keep your skin protected from damage caused by the sun's UV rays and air pollution (Dermascope). Found in our Simple Cleanser
Sweet Almond Oil: Used in our Eczema Cream helps your skin heal acne and rosacea scars and reduces UV damage.
Chamomile and Aloe Leaf Juice: Both are known to calm your skin and help with irritation and soothe inflammation. Also found in our Simple Cleanser.
You should avoid products with harsh ingredients or ingredients that can potentially cause flare-ups: