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Rosacea Can Be Calmed with Skincare

April is Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the signs of this chronic facial condition.  Rosacea often begins with intermittent appearance of redness along the cheeks and nose.  This skin flare-up can persist for weeks to months, and usually worsens over time.

Good skin care is a smart idea for everyone, but it is especially important for those who have rosacea or are using topical medicine to treat this condition. That’s because people with rosacea have extreme skin sensitivity.  In a National Rosacea Society survey of 1,066 patients, 41 percent reported that certain skin-care products aggravated their condition and 27 percent said certain cosmetics caused rosacea flare-ups.

Rosacea is linked with chronic inflammation of the capillaries.  It can flare up when you eat spicy foods, drink wine, coffee, dairy, working out or being active.  Extreme temperatures can also cause problems, such as going out in extreme hot or extreme cold.  Try to be conscious about those foods and situations that lead to a flare up.

If you’ll be outside in extreme temperatures, be sure to use an epidermal repair to protect your skin from the environment.  Try the SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid or Epidermal Repair, available at RELAX The Spa Rochester, to temporarily protect from the environment.

According to Jessie Krieg, Esthetician at RELAX The Spa Rochester, “Cleanse and Mend from Voya is a great daily cleanser for rosacea skin.  Use it daily with tepid water morning and night.”  The organic product includes hand-harvested seaweed, shea nut butter and aloe vera.  It stimulates the renewal of skin cells and mends with a soothing blend of organic ingredients with healing qualities.  Cleanse & Mend leaves the skin feeling fresh and moisturized.

Those suffering from rosacea should avoid using any products that burn, sting or irritate their skin. Many with rosacea have identified alcohol, witch hazel, fragrance, menthol, peppermint, eucalyptus oil, clove oil and salicylic acid as irritants, and many also avoid astringents and exfoliating agents.

“If you have rosacea, limit steam and extractions during a facial,” says Lisa Verdi, Esthetician at RELAX The Spa Rochester.  The Rosacea Facial at RELAX The Spa is a top choice for rosacea.  We use acupressure and soothing, calming massage techniques to bring oxygen to the skin and promote circulation.  Help strengthen the delicate capillaries for smoother, younger looking skin with improved texture and a healthy glow.  (50 minutes, $130)

Schedule Your Skincare Appointment:  the Calming Rosacea Facial at RELAX The Spa Rochester, or stop in for the Voya Cleanse & Mend, SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid or Epidermal Repair.  For expert skincare tips, ask our trained Rochester estheticians.  (585) 412-4994