Rosacea ~ What It is and How to Manage It

Rosacea. It’s a dreaded word if you care about how your face looks – which is all of us. It conjures up pictures of W.C. Field with his large, bulbous nose, cigar in one hand and drink in the other.  What if you’re not a stodgy old guy, but  a beautiful young 3o or 40 something with young children? Now what do you do?

First let’s look at what one the most recent scientific study’s shows:

“A team of researchers, led by Richard L. Gallo, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the Dermatology section of the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, has determined that it is not one, but a combination of two abnormal factors, that result in rosacea.

It’s like having lots of gasoline…and a match,” said Gallo, principal investigator of the study which will be published in the August 5 online edition of Nature Medicine. In essence, the researchers found that over-production of two interactive inflammatory proteins results in excessive levels of a third protein that causes rosacea symptoms, “a trifecta of unfortunate factors in people with rosacea,” according to Gallo.” (Cause of Skin Condition Rosacea Discovered, August 5, 2007, Science Daily)

Those tested who had rosacea also had an increased amount of the proteins and peptides –

When we then looked at patients with the disease, every one of them had far more peptides than normal.” said Gallo.

Symptoms of Rosacea include:

  • Redness or flushing of the skin comes and goes in the early stages, is persistent over time.
  • Typically fair-skinned adults between the ages of 30- 50 are at greatest risk.
  • Tiny blood vessels become visible on the cheeks and nose.
  • May see areas where the skin swells with small red bumps, and my become infected.

How to prevent flare ups of Rosacea (from the American Academy of Dermatology):

  1. Practice good sun protection.
  2. Avoid certain foods and drinks (spicy foods, hot drinks, caffeine and alcoholic beverages).
  3. Protect your skin from extreme hot and cold temperatures.
  4. Avoid rubbing, scrubbing or massaging the face.
  5. Avoid cosmetics and skin care products that contain alcohol or other acids, and irritating substances.
  6. Keep track of your flushing episodes and note triggers so you can avoid them in the future.

Gentle Skin Care is Very Important!

Speaking March 1, (2010) at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), dermatologist Jenny J. Kim, MD, PhD, FAAD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles, discussed the latest treatments for acne and rosacea and how ongoing research into the causes of these conditions holds promise for future therapies.

For patients with acne or rosacea whose skin is often sensitive, Dr. Kim emphasized that proper skin care is very important as part of their overall treatment regimen. In addition to avoiding products or behaviors that tend to make acne or rosacea worse, patients may find that…

gentle skin care can help alleviate some of the redness or irritation common with these conditions.

I advise my patients to use a mild cleanser and sun protection that is non-irritating to the skin every day, particularly a moisturizer that contains sunscreen,” said Dr. Kim. “While skin care products containing too many acids can be irritating to sensitive skin...”

“New Treatment and Good Skin Care Helping Patients Control Acne and Rosacea”, March 6, 2010, Science Daily

Apriori Beauty’s Celloxylin Skin Care is filled with natural oils, without the addition of acids other than naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. Here are some testimonials of rosacea sufferers who have fallen in love with it:

“I have been using the Celloxylin 5 step program for over 2 months now. I have rosacea and was very skeptical, since many products irritate my rosacea. The Celloxylin products have worked very well with my skin, and I have not had any issues with my rosacea!”

“I shared a sample of Celloxylin skin care with a coworker of mine who has rosacea. She had been seeing a dermatologist and had tried four different prescriptions but nothing was helping her. When I bumped into her a few days later at work, I was AMAZED by her skin. She was no longer red and peeling! She had tears in her eyes and gave me a big hug saying her skin had never looked or felt so good — and that was only after three days!!! I LOVE how this has given her more confidence again — making her more beautiful inside and out! Thank you Apriori Beauty!”

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About Candace

Candace Dye is an Apriori Beauty Consultant and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Her passion is helping others to uncover and enhance their true inner radiance with tips for health, wellness, skin care and beauty!

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