Rosacea is a common but often misunderstood skin condition that causes redness, swelling, and bumps on the face. It can be mistaken for acne or other skin conditions. There is no cure for rosacea, but it can be managed with gentle NeoGenesis skincare products and medical treatment. NeoGenesis core technology is a gentle approach to strengthening the skin. We take our queue from Mother Nature herself to offer a safe, healthy approach to caring for rosacea-prone skin.
In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of rosacea and provide a skincare protocol for rosacea for those suffering from the condition. By following these simple steps, you can help get your client’s rosacea under control and keep their skin looking its best.
Types of Rosacea to Identify:
Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea is the most common type of rosacea, characterized by persistent redness, visible blood vessels, and increased sensitivity. It can occur in both men and women but is more common in women. One common symptom of erythematotelangiectatic rosacea is persistent redness of the central face. This may be accompanied by a burning or stinging sensation. Another symptom of erythematotelangiectatic rosacea is visible blood vessels on the face. These vessels may be dilated or engorged. Clients with erythematotelangiectatic rosacea may also experience flushing and blushing more easily than those without the condition. Flushing is often triggered by heat, alcohol, spicy food, or exercise. Again, while there is no cure for erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, it can be managed with gentle skincare and treatments.
Avoiding triggers that cause flushing and blushing can help to reduce symptoms. Using sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or higher can help to protect the skin from further damage. Moisturizers can help to soothe the skin and reduce inflammation.
Papulopustular rosacea is a type of rosacea that is characterized by redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts on the face. It often occurs in both men and women but is more common in women. This type of rosacea can be mistaken for acne, as the symptoms are similar. However, there are some key differences between the two conditions.
Acne is caused by a build-up of oil and bacteria on the skin, whereas rosacea is a chronic inflammation of the facial skin. There are several effective treatments for rosacea, including prescription medications, gentle skincare products, and natural remedies. With a proper skin care protocol, most people with rosacea can control their symptoms and enjoy clear skin.
Ocular rosacea is a type of rosacea that affects the eyes. Common symptoms of ocular rosacea include redness, burning, and stinging. Other symptoms include dryness, crusting, and light sensitivity. Ocular rosacea is often mistaken for allergies or Pink Eye. Ocular rosacea can lead to more serious problems like corneal damage or blindness if left untreated.
There are several possible causes of ocular rosacea, but the exact cause is unknown. Rosacea is a chronic condition that tends to flare up and then subside. If you think you might have ocular rosacea, it is important to see an eye doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Treatment for ocular rosacea may include artificial tears, antibiotic eye drops, and steroids. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.
Follow these tips to help manage your symptoms:
- Clean your eyelids gently with a mild cleanser and a soft washcloth.
- Be careful not to rub or touch your eyes too much.
- Apply a cool compress to your eyes several times a day to help reduce redness and swelling.
- Wear sunglasses or other protective eyewear when outdoors to shield your eyes from wind and sun exposure.
Skincare Protocol for Rosacea:
A skincare protocol for rosacea should include gentle, sulfate-free cleansers and sunscreens with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Additionally, light therapy, prescription medications, or natural remedies like chamomile or green tea may be beneficial.
To start, prep the skin by gently cleansing it with NeoGenesis Cleanser. This is a non-irritating, sulfate-free cleansing option that doesn’t strip your client’s skin of the natural oils and lipids it needs to maintain a healthy barrier. When choosing a cleanser, look for one that is sulfate-free and non-irritating. Sulfates are harsh chemicals that can strip the skin of its natural oils, causing dryness and irritation. Non-irritating cleansers are typically labeled “for sensitive skin” or “for rosacea.” Use NeoGenesis Cleanser confidently, knowing that this cleanser will not irritate your client’s skin further.
While the skin is still slightly damp, apply Booster. This serum is 40% active with the S²RM technology and includes beneficial hydration perfect for rosacea. Use it on their face, eye area, and decollete. Then, use one pump of Eye Serum and pat around both eyes. We recommend using your ring finger, as it typically applies the least amount of pressure to that sensitive area – but you already know that!
Then, hydrate with your choice of either the Light Moisturizer or Intensive Moisturizer. This will depend on your client’s skin type and the weather conditions, if they live in a humid versus dry climate.
Complete their regimen with a thin layer of Barrier Renewal Cream which locks in all the lipids, hydration, cholesterol, free fatty acids, and ceramides to help restore a healthy barrier. During the day don’t forget a chemical-free SPF! Like many inflammatory skin conditions, solutions can vary from person to person depending on skin type, climate, hormones, and lifestyle.
Sunscreen is an important part of any skincare routine, but it is especially important for those with rosacea. Look for sunscreens that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, as these ingredients provide physical protection from the sun’s rays. Sunscreen should be applied liberally to all exposed areas of skin every day, even on cloudy days.
Light therapy is a treatment option that can be used to reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation associated with rosacea. A skin professional like yourself can provide more information on light therapy and whether it is right for them.
Prescription medications may also be necessary to control rosacea symptoms. Medications that are commonly used to treat rosacea include oral antibiotics, topical antibiotics, oral isotretinoin, and topical retinoids. Their dermatologist will work with them to determine the best course of treatment based on their individual needs. You can further help these symptoms by providing NeoGenesis products that will accelerate their restorative process.
Natural remedies like chamomile or green tea may also be beneficial in managing rosacea symptoms. These remedies can be used topically or taken orally in the form of supplements. Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and swelling, while green tea contains antioxidants that can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
The S²RM technology exclusive to NeoGenesis is a breakthrough in skin health and in helping to manage rosacea. We use multiple skin-resident stem cell types to harness the body’s natural regenerative power. The power is in the molecules, not the stem cells themselves. There is no DNA in the molecules these stem cells release, but all the naturally present lipids, antioxidants, and growth factors the body naturally produces to remedy the skin. Our technology simply returns to the skin what was there when it was young and healthy.
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