Inflammation / Sensitivity
Inflammation is natural. It’s our body’s defence system to protect itself. Inflammation can be triggered both internally (through diet, stress, disease, rosacea) and externally (from pollution, sun exposure, environment and over-treating and over-washing and exfoliating), contributing to redness, reactivity, hyperpigmentation, and breakouts.
How we treat
All skin types can be affected, but dry, dehydrated skin is particularly susceptible because of a weaker barrier. When treating Rosacea and sensitive skins, the aim is always to strengthen the skin. Making it less reactive and more able to cope with external factors.
The first step to make other skincare goals possible is to build the skin barrier. Focus on products loaded with healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, natural moisturising factors ceramides and cholesterol and vitamin B (niacinamide). You can then build strength in the deeper layer with vitamins C and Retinol (vitamin A).
Soothe With Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients
Look for pure oils, colloidal oatmeal, green tea, aloe vera, squalane, glycerine, zinc oxide to reduce redness, soothe, and heal the skin.
Here are a few tips to avoid aggravating skin. Avoid heat: Use ice globes, cool towels and tepid water during your cleanse. Fewer products: Use less friction: avoid scrubbing or mechanical exfoliation and avoid products that strip the skin barrier and disturb your microbiome e.g toners high in alcohol content, wipes, foaming cleansers.
Micro needing can also be a very effective treatment for non pustular rosacea because it increases collagen production, thickening and strengthening the skin, making it more resilient.
Think Inside out
You should also treat inflammation from the inside out. If you experience stress often, cortisol can trigger skin inflammation. Stress is hard to control, so we recommend fitting in time for daily self-care, exercise, healthy eating and fun times with friends.