Rosacea is a very sensitive skin condition which has many triggers. Winter time is when Rosacea sufferers really have to maintain their skin and work at preventing triggers. Senior Rosacea Specialist, Michelle Lambert covers everything you need to know about looking after your flare ups during winter. Watch the full video below.
Indulging in food is also common in the month of December, clients seem to constantly be surrounded by food. Rosacea sufferers tend to have a food intolerance, this is the body’s way of telling us no. Fermentation process of alcohol can also cause the skin to flare up.
Speak to Lisa Borg, our nutritionist, about the food intolerance test which will show what fruits that can and can’t be eaten, for example what grapes, chardonnay grapes, merlot grapes etc. If clients are intolerant then maybe it’s dancing the night away with Mr Jim Bean and good old Mr Jack Daniels.
For those that opt for Fake tan during winter months. Fake tan is made from sugar cane, those with intolerances to sugar cane will find the skin will glow more than the ball balls on the tree. This can lead to acne outbreaks. The sugar cane makes skin over produce bacteria in the skin, so it is best to avoid tanning, just stick to bronzer and golden tights.
Health is especially important in winter, not only to help prevent or fight the flu but will also help the skin. Vitamin C will help strengthen capillaries making the skin less red and more glowy.
Due to the lack of UVB rays, winter is the ideal time for IPL Rosacea treatment as clients don’t need to worry about tanning, unless you are lucky enough to be hitting the peeks and beaches during this time.
Treatments are recommended every 3 weeks for optimal results, and the short days and long nights makes this easier to achieve.
Warmth of home can also irritate the skin, dehydration causes skin to go flaky and dry. Replacing the moisture back into the skin by putting damp clothes on the radiators to replace the moisture back into the air, swap to a water based moisturiser using B5 serums and moist important drinking at least 2 litres of water a day. If the skin cells are hydrated and plump then the skin will heal better, the fine lines will disappear as well as the makeup going on a lot smoother.