Millions of people suffer with the symptoms of Rosacea and millions more may be in temporary remission. Rosacea has no cure, but early diagnosis and treatment can have a successful impact on the condition and halt its progression.
Rosacea has a hereditary component, but environmental factors, including sun, stress, alcohol and weather conditions, all have their impact and may trigger the condition.
While anyone may develop Rosacea, people with fair skin who tend to flush easily are most at risk. It is more frequently diagnosed in women; however, men tend to have the worst symptoms.
The condition usually begins with a flush and then slowly spreads beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin. Even the ears, chest and back might be touched by Rosacea and begin to take on the red, ruddy appearance.
What is Rosacea
Rosacea is a long term skin condition characterized by facial redness, small and superficial dilated blood vessels on facial skin, papules, pustules, and swelling. With time, people who have it often see permanent redness in the centre of their face.
Rosacea affects people of all ages, and has four subtypes:
1. Erythematotelangiectatic: Redness, flushing, visible blood vessels.
2. Papulopustular: Redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts.
3. Phymatous: Skin thickens and has a bumpy texture.
4. Ocular: Eyes red and irritated, eyelids can be swollen, and person may have what looks like a sty.
Many patients will experience symptoms of more than one category at the same time. Whether or not Rosacea evolves into a new category, each individual symptom can gradually worsen from mild to moderate to severe. The pathophysiology of Rosacea is poorly understood. Molecular studies suggest that an altered innate immune response is involved in the pathogenesis of the Rosacea disease.
Living with Rosacea can cause psychological, social, and even economic problems as this condition alters a person’s appearance. More than 90% of patients reported that the condition had lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem. Nearly 9 out of 10 said their symptoms had done harm to their professional lives.
Early diagnosis is important for treating Rosacea. Staying out of the sun in the hottest part of the day along with daily use of a chemical free sunscreen can help prevent flare-ups.
Avoid facial products that contain alcohol or other harsh skin irritants and actives.
People with Rosacea should track their flare-ups to learn what triggers affect them and try to avoid these triggers as much as possible.
Work with a skin care professional, or medical professional, to design a skin-care plan to help minimize Rosacea flare-ups.
NeoGenesis for Rosacea
NeoGenesis products offer a safe and effective approach to caring for Rosacea and minimizing the number of flares and inflammation in the skin.
Rosacea Protocol; twice daily
Gently cleanse the skin with the NeoGenesis Cleanser
Apply NeoGenesis Booster to the face and neck, including around the eye area*
Apply a pea size amount of NeoGenesis Eye Serum with the ring finger and pat around both eyes
Apply Light Moisturizer, Intensive Moisturizer or Barrier Renewal Cream
Always wear a chemical free sunscreen during the day
*Booster is the first choice for treating Rosacea. Skin Serum may be used in place of Booster once skin is calm and less reactive if desired
Below are products we recommended for Rosacea: