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Let’s talk skin care evening regime for my rosacea with Alumier md.
I have done a few post in skin care now so thought I’d show you how quick and easy the evening regime is. It may seem a lot of products but each and everyone is required. Alumier manages and restores natural pH in your skin!
Over time your amount would reduce as you would be using things intermittently.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by facial flushing, redness, telangiectasias (visible vessels), bumps and pimples. The first sign of rosacea may be redness or flushing that comes and goes. Rosacea is most often seen in fair-skinned people between the ages of 30 and 50 and typically affects the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. It is more common in women but more aggressive in men. The cause of rosacea is not yet certain; theories relate to bacteria that live in the colon, an allergy to a natural mite (demodex mite) that lives in our skin, unstable vessels, genetics and sun exposure. What we do know is that something irritates the skin, leading to chronic inflammation with intermittent flare-ups.
If skin is sensitive or damaged, it will not cope with daily common daily aggressors. Sun, wind and pollution can cause a reaction within the skin. Since the skin is compromised and unable to properly protect itself from this reaction, the body sends blood to the areas as a defense mechanism. Blood brings oxygen by red blood cells and immunity with white blood cells to try and correct the effect of these aggressions. However, it also brings heat, redness and inflammation. If this flushing reaction occurs regularly over time, the blood vessels just under the skin will become dilated and the redness will be more permanent. As a result, the skin will become more vulnerable to daily aggressors and rosacea symptoms will get worse.
Common Rosacea Triggers
-very hot or cold weather
-hot showers, baths, saunas
-overheating can trigger flushing
-try to stay cool while exercising
-products with fragrance, alcohols, abrasives and other irritating substances
-choose gentle products and choose less products
Drinks and Food
-hot drinks and hot soups
-caffeinated drinks like tea or coffee
-wear sunscreen daily (with an SPF of at least 30)
-physical filters like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide keep skin cooler by reflecting UV rays away from the skin
-avoid sun between 11am and 4pm
-stress is a common trigger for rosacea
-try to manage stress by getting enough sleep, eating a healthy balanced diet, and practicing relaxation techniques
-certain medications can cause flushing
-extended use of cortisone creams can worsen rosacea
Classification of Rosacea:
Subtype 1: Characterized by flushing and persistent redness, and may also include visible vessels.
Subtype 2: Characterized by persistent redness with transient bumps and pimples.
Subtype 3: Characterized by skin thickening, often seen on the nose.
Subtype 4: Characterized by dry eyes, tearing and burning, swollen eyelids, recurrent styes and potential loss of vision from corneal damage.
Sources: Canadian Dermatology Association, The National Rosacea Society 2015
Rosacea is a medical condition that should be diagnosed by a skincare professional before starting any treatment plan. Rosacea does not improve spontaneously and can worsen over time if left untreated.