what is rosacea and why does it appear

What is Persistent Redness/Rosacea?

Persistent redness is often called rosacea and it is a non-infectious skin inflammation of the face. The redness appearance is caused by leaky or enlarged capillaries that have responded to external, environment  factors as well as internal factors such as diet, response to mental or physical stress, hormonal imbalance, allergies and metabolic health.

However it is important to have the correct diagnosis and advisable to see your GP or medical practitioner for this as the wrong topical creams such as steroidal creams may do more harm when used long term due to their thinning effect on the skin.

For some people the redness can to develop into small pustules on the chin, forehead, nose and cheeks. However, unlike acne vulgaris, acne rosacea does not scar and is often a response to localised heat stress from exposed to the sun even if the skin has not been burnt, and your body’s response to diet and possible allergens

Persistent redness and/or Rosacea, generally appears in more mature age groups, often between thirty and fifty years of age. A common ‘warning’ sign is frequent flushing that can the lead to permanent redness of the affected and thinning of the skin which results in premature ageing.

What can cause persistent redness/Roscaea?

The persistent redness is due to your skin and body’s capillaries response to;

  • Exposure to the sun
  • Exposure to environmental toxins such as paint, artificial nail preparations, and over exposure to ammonia hair dyes as with hairdressers
  • Poor gut health and low number of good microbiome support may be caused by medications, poor diet that is low in fibre and resistant starch, long term use of antibiotics and ingestion of allergens with overgrowth of bad bacteria causing indigestion/reflux, irritable bowel and SIBO (small intestinal bowel overgrowth).
  • A diet high in over processed beige, white and sugary foods with not enough greens and naturally feed foods.
  • A damaged skin’s barrier causing perpetual weakness and damage
  • Nutrient deficiency of both your skin and your body
  • Hormonal imbalance that may occur through food and significant times in your life such as puberty, pregnancy and menapause
  • Lack of quality sleep – you should wake up refreshed from a good night’s sleep.

 

How can I improve my Redness/Rosacea?

  • Go through the checklist for healthy skin and see what immediate changes you can make to improve your skin. – be prepared to make some changes because what you are doing now is not working and we can show you how to your changes will pay dividends.
  • You may want to be checked for nutritional deficiencies
  • Determine if you have Insulin resistance or digestion imbalance by completing quick questionnaires. Please contact us for more details.
  • Change your skin care. If you skin is still reactive then you need a more nourishing skin care but don’t worry we know that with persistence redness we need to go slowly to rebuild your skin so we promise to take you one step at a time.
  • Consider natural treatments that feed, hydrate and rebuild your skin’s barrier and cells with out side effects. (Please click to view vitamin and botanical infusions)
  • Be educated as the more you understand what is happening to your body and start to see and enjoy the benefits the better choices you will make for yourself long term. Don’t believe everything you read but rather test the changes you implement for yourself but remember to give it time to have an impact you should allow 4-6 weeks.

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