Care of a skin with rosacea
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin, which affects the face, causing redness and often dilated capillaries, especially in the nose, cheeks and forehead; as well as papules and pustules. In addition, it may present pruritus. In more advanced stages, there may also be thickening of the skin affecting mainly the nose.
People who suffer Rosacea frequently have ocular symptoms, such as itching, dryness or blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids), among others. They may also have intestinal problems.
The cause of Rosacea is multifactorial, and there is often a family history; it affects both women and men, although it is more frequent in light-skinned women, and especially in menopause. Stress or emotional disorders are also considered many times triggers of this disease.
We give you a series of recommendations, which will undoubtedly help you if you suffer from Rosacea.
- Increase the consumption of vegetables, fruits and foods rich in vitamins, oligoelements and phytonutrients, with antioxidant properties. Include foods rich in anthocyanidins (fruits such as blueberries, plums, blackberries, black grapes, berries, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, pomegranates, red apples, watermelon, and those that provide vitamin C (kiwi, orange).
- Foods rich in fiber (legumes, whole grains, nuts, vegetables and fruits) as well as probiotics: yogurt (contains acidophilus , lactobacilli and / or bifidobacteria ), soy yogurt (fermented), kefir (from milk, water and tea).
- Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which among its functions, it is particularly important its action against inflammation. Vegetable sources rich in omega-3 are: flax seed oil, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, spinach and seaweed. Contribution through animal sources would mainly come from the intake of blue fish, with small fish being more recommended such as mackerel, sardines, anchovies…
- Tea, coffee, hot drinks, alcohol and spicy food.
- Foods rich in histamine: cheeses, eggplant, spinach, soy sauce, vinegar.
- Abrupt temperature changes and extreme temperatures, so saunas or hot baths are not advisable. Also the cold and the winter usually worsen the skins with Rosacea.
- You should not perform exercises that produce heavy sweating.
- Stress, since it secretes “cortisol”, the stress hormone, which has many effects and among others, makes it easier to have infections since the immune system is under pressure.
- The sun worsens the skin with a tendency to present infections and whose blood capillaries are altered. The skin should also not be exposed to rays.
- Tobacco, which also has a negative influence on the hair follicle.
Care through Cosmetic Products – 5punto5:
5punto5, given a personal need to care a family case of Rosacea, and after searching for an effective and sustainable solution over time, has developed special cares for Rosacea, tested by dermatologists, which include:
- A solid soap, whose natural ingredients maintain the natural hydrolipidic mantle of the skin. It should be applied at night. Cleaning is the basis of the integral care of the skin, eliminating dirt and possibly makeup, and preparing the skin for the second step.
- A toner, with moisturizing action, which regulates, balances and stimulates the regenerative capacity of the skin. It should be applied in the morning and at night after cleaning, preparing the skin for the third and last step.
- A balm, which helps restore the protective barrier, achieving to reinstate the hydrolipidic mantle of the skin. In these cases, the protective barrier is damaged, so lipids similar to those of our skin have been used to correct the lack of hydration and moisture of these skins, which are necessary to have the protective barrier in optimal conditions. Little by little, and being constant, the symptoms will diminish. It also contains physical sunscreen. It should be applied twice a day, morning and night.
- In the case of having imperfections, applying the S.O.S. roll- on over them is essential and little by little their presence will be diminished. Apply 2 times a day.
Cosmetic products to be avoided
Skins that have Rosacea tend to be especially sensitive to many cosmetics, so you should avoid mainly:
- Products that contain alcohol (typical in make-up removers, in many toners and after shave).
- Tanning products.
- Cosmetic products with perfumes and / or colorants, which can cause various contact allergies, and especially in reactive skins.
- The use of exfoliants.
- Be careful with the makeup that you use, and never use the ones that require rubbing the skin.
Therefore, although it is true that Rosacea is a difficult and chronic disease, it is possible to have it controlled and minimize its visible signs through sustainable care.