If your skin is prone to mild forms of rosacea we have some beautiful natural options to help you. Our Nourished Life Naturopath, explains that rosacea is an inflammatory condition that can be linked to allergies and intolerances that can exacerbate its associated symptoms. When it comes to treating rosacea, identifying your own individual triggers is really important! Key triggers can include alcohol (particularly red and white wine), caffeine and spices.
Who is most susceptible to developing rosacea?
According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, rosacea is most commonly found in middle aged and older adults. Rosacea is also more commonly developed by women and those with fairer skin. Reducing general stress in your life however, can help to greatly reduce your susceptibility to this condition.
How can you determine the source of your rosacea?
Rosacea can be linked to intolerances from dietary sources. Our Naturopath uses a unique 'hair analysis test' to help to determine these items which may be causing low levels of inflammation in the body. This method is non-invasive and clients actually receive a comprehensive list of common grocery and environment items to remove from their shopping lists! This is a wonderful option for those willing to commit to dietary changes. Supplements or topical treatments can then be added in, if necessary. Many clients have found improvements from actioning test results, particularly those with allergic related symptoms like mild forms of rosacea. For more information, please email our Naturopath. This can all be done through the mail so you do not need to be in Sydney for this.
Supplements for treating mild forms of rosacea
Essential fatty acids!
Containing anti-inflammatory Omega-3 essential fatty acids which are necessary for normal growth and development, Ethical Nutrients Primrose, Fish Oil & Vitamin E $27.95 is for dry skin conditions and maintaining healthy skin. These supplements may also support a healthy cardiovascular system and increase joint mobility associated with arthritis.
Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. For use by adults only. Vitamin supplements should not replace a healthy diet.
Another option is the Ethical Nutrients Hi-Strength Evening Primrose Oil $19.95. With the benefits of essential Omega-6 fatty acids, this supplement helps to alleviate the symptoms of PMS, boost energy levels and offer relief for mild forms of skin conditions such as rosacea and eczema.
Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. Vitamin supplements should not replace a healthy diet. For use by adults only.
Support your capillaries and blood vessels!
To help support your skin's capillaries, you can try the Ethical Nutrients Extra C Powder $27.50. Vitamin C rich supplements help to manage colds and support the immune system. Extra C Powder can assist to maintain the health of capillaries, and help to repair skin and maintain healthy connective tissue.
Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. For use by adults only. Vitamins can only be of assistance if the dietary vitamin intake is inadequate.
Topical products which may help to tone down redness!
Juniper Australia has a wonderful calming treatment for those suffering with mild forms of rosacea to try. Our naturopath recommends pre-cleansing with the Calming Make-Up Remover before using the Sensitive Cleansing Lotion. Next, tone twice using the Calming Rose-Otto Mist and then apply Sensitive Rejuvenation Oil all over your face and neck. To finish, apply Sensitive Moisturising Lotion (only during the day).
Pai Skincare also offers a nourishing range for sensitive skin conditions. We recommend starting off by using the Pai Chamomile Rosehip Calming Day Cream, which combines well with the Pai Sea Aster and Wild Oat Redness Serum!
If you're on a budget, we recommend trying the Rose range from Andalou Naturals. The Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Cleansing Foam is ideal for sensitive skin and is the perfect accompaniment to the Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Beautiful Day Cream!
If allergies, stress or poor gut health is an issue for you, please contact our naturopath or your healthcare professional for the best options for you.