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Cleanser, Moisturizer & CoQ10 Serum
Aware that rosacea affected skin can
be either oily or dry, we've formulated
cleansers that cater to both. RosaSkin
Normal to Dry facial cleanser is perfect
for sensitive skin that needs an extra touch of moisturizer. Infused with Organic Honey and pure cold-pressed Sea Buckthorn Extract, this natural amber-colored cleanser calms your delicate skin and leaves it feeling soft, smooth, and clean. For our Normal to Oily facial cleanser, we've removed the oil content and added Organic Lavender to leave oily skin with a clean, well-balanced feeling.
Our moisturizers are formulated with organic pressed Aloe Vera Leaf Extract and layer in JoJoba, pure cold-pressed Sea Buckthorn Extract and a host of other gentle, rich ingredients. RosaSkin Normal to Dry moisturizer is perfect for sensitive skin that needs an extra touch of moisturizer. For Normal to Oily skin, we’ve adjusted the oil content and added extra Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, a natural absorbent that will help balance the oils in your facial dermis and reduce inflammation. In all of our products, we avoid salicylic acid, hydroxy acids, and alcohol, as they are known irritants to delicate rosacea sensitive skin. Our moisturizes are formulated to calm your rosacea, reduce redness, and help even skin tone.
How to heal your rosacea in 3 steps
Step 1: Heal from the Outside; Research your Facial Care Products
What are the three steps to healing rosacea? They start with what you do on the outside. What you cleanse and moisturizer your face with is an essential step in the treatment of rosacea sensitive skin. When you have rosacea, the barrier function of the facial dermis is weakened, leaving it vulnerable to irritants that can easily penetrate and wreak havoc on nerve endings and blood vessels. This weakened layer of the skin also causes water loss that can lead to dehydrated skin, which fires up the skin leading a red, irritated face. Add to that harsh environmental irritants like climate and toxic facial care and you’ve got the perfect storm for an inflamed face.
So, what should you look for in a sensitive cleanser and moisturizer?
Look for all natural, vitamin-rich ingredients like Sea Buckthorn Berries, Pomegranate, Green Tea Leaf, organic Aloe Vera, Rooibos Tea Leaf, organic Neem and naturally derived AHA’s. These ingredients have marvelous effects on rosacea damaged skin and are essential when it comes to protecting your skin from harsh environmental elements.
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It’s important to know what ingredient to avoid as well. For example, many topical treatments for rosacea and acne contain ingredients like benzyl peroxide and salicylic acid, which can inflame sensitive skin. Alcohols, dyes and scents can also cause irritation.
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Step 2. Heal from the Inside; Keep an eye on your diet.
Most rosacea sufferers know about the many food triggers that can cause trouble. Caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods, some dairy, gluten, wheat, etc. Not all of these foods are triggers. It’s up to the individual to monitor themselves for reactions to certain foods. We are our own best health care specialists.
Many dermatologists believe that the major antioxidants (vitamin A, C, and E) can help decrease the risk of sun and other environmental damage by disarming wrinkle-causing "free radicals" -- unstable molecules that damage cells.
Vitamin A. A recent study of healthy men and women in the Netherlands found a significant link between the level of vitamin A in the blood and skin condition. Getting your carotenoids (phytochemicals that your body converts to vitamin A) from foods is your safest bet, because you're far more likely to get too much vitamin A from supplements than from foods rich in carotenoids.
Top food sources of vitamin A include carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, mangoes, spinach, cantaloupe, greens, kale, Swiss chard, and tomato-vegetable juice.
Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a potent topical (that is, on-the-skin) antioxidant, but only in its active form -- the same form you get from food. Of course, including vitamin-C rich fruits and vegetables in your daily diet is a good thing to be doing for your health, anyway.
Vitamin E. More research is under way on the possible benefits of vitamin E as an ingredient in products that you rub on the skin, but for now it seems to benefit the skin most as a skin conditioner.
Food sources of vitamin E include vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, olives, spinach, and asparagus. But it's difficult to get much of this vitamin from foods, so many people take a supplement.
Choose 'Smart' Fats
Heart- and joint-friendly omega-3 fatty acids may be skin-friendly too. The omega-3s from fish may help to guard against sun damage, according to a few recent studies on fish oil supplements.
Top food sources of omega-3s include fish, ground flaxseed, walnuts, and brands of eggs that are higher in omega-3s. Switching to a higher omega-3 cooking oil, like canola oil, can help increase your intake, too.
The Dutch study noted above for its findings about vitamin A also found monounsaturated fats to be associated with favorable skin pH (the balance between acidity and alkalinity that is important for healthy skin).
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Step 3. Treatment; You have choices
There may be no cure for rosacea, but we’ve learned we can heal and control the symptoms greatly and improve our lives. Step 1 and 2 outlined certain lifestyle changes you can make. Our 3rd step is about choices. What do you feel is the best option for you?
Many dermatologist prescribe anti-biotics like Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin, which are effective to a point, but in the long term have consequences.
Common side effects of oral antibiotics include:
• Nausea or vomiting.
• Allergic reaction.
• Vaginal yeast infections.
Diarrhea and vaginal yeast infections may occur when oral antibiotics destroy some of the normal and necessary bacteria that live in the body. Eating yogurt that contains active cultures (lactobacillus) may help prevent some of these side effects.
A large study has shown that people who take erythromycin along with some common medicines, such as certain calcium channel blockers, antidepressants, and antifungal medicines, increase their risk of sudden heart-related death.
An antibiotic that works for one person with rosacea may not work for another. Over time, antibiotics can stop being effective. When this occurs, a different antibiotic may be used.
Some antibiotics are not safe for pregnant women. Some of these antibiotics also lower the effectiveness of birth control pills.
Laser surgery has been a growing choice for rosacea sufferers. Surgical methods, such as laser surgery and electro surgery, may reduce the visibility of blood vessels, remove tissue buildup around your nose and generally improve your appearance. Of course there are cautionary tales that need to be headed when considering something this dramatic. Do your research before you take this plunge.
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Rosadyn is fairly new on the market (3 years), but it has slowly been growing a following in the rosacea community. Rosadyn a non-prescription, oral nutraceutical that targets facial redness, facial flushing, skin inflammation, and ocular rosacea. The formula combines rosacea-specific ingredients demonstrated to be effective. There are many testimonials touting the miracle of this treatment that has been getting significant results in reversing rosacea damage at the core instead of simply masking superficial symptoms and triggers. The fact that Rosadyn offers a 6 month money back grantee says a lot about their confidence in their product.
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How does Buckthorn Oil help rosacea?
The RosaSkin Trio consists of our Calming Facial Cleanser our Calming Daily Moisturizer and our CoQ10 Rejuvenation Facial Serum. This is a perfect trio of facial care products for rosacea sensitive skin and buying them together saves you over $27.00!