It’s thought that 10% of the population have Rosacea and it’s most common in women aged 30 – 50 with fair skin. It’s persistent and frustrating as many people who have it, never find an effective way of coping with it. And trying to find solutions will usually feel frustrating and at times futile.

There is a role for skin care in managing Rosacea and more than in most cases, finding a regime that works for you may take some hand-holding. So know that if you do decide to travel this path with us, we will be with you every step of the way, as we are with all ESK users.

 

Facts about it: 

  • There is no cure, so you have to rely on managing it effectively 
  • It is most common in fair skinned women between the ages of 30 and 50 
  • It often, but not always, occurs at the onset of menopause₁ 

 

There is a role for skin care in managing Rosacea and more than in most cases, finding a regime that works for you may take some hand-holding. So know that if you do decide to travel this path with us, we will be with you every step of the way, as we are with all ESK users.

 

There are FOUR types of Rosacea:

 

  • Type 1: Flushing (Erythematotelangiectatic)
    • Regularly seen on dry and sensitive skin. Persistent redness particularly in the middle of the face.
  • Type 2: Pustular (Papulopustular)
    • Persistent redness with bumps and pimples which flare up.
  • Type 3: Thickened skin (Phymatous) 
    • Thickened and uneven skin on the nose, chin, ears, eyelids and forehead
  • Type 4: Eye (Ocular)
    • Eye irritations including dryness, tearing, redness, burning, swollen eyelids, styes and loss of vision

 

What should I do if I have Rosacea?

 

 

There is much that we don’t understand about Rosacea and at present there is no cure. But proper management will usually keep the symptoms well under control.

 

How you manage it will depend on the type or Rosacea. But again we would recommend that the Dermatologist is the place to start. They can prescribe a number of different medications or light therapies.

 

Knowing the triggers  (eg. sun, spicy food, stress etc) that set your Rosace off – and avoiding them is a good next step.

 

That said if you have Type 1 or 2 Rosacea (the most common forms), there are products that can work really well for rosacea (see pictures below from [Helen G])

 

Before

16 weeks later and after discontinuing prescription treatment

 

 

 

Skin care products and ingredients that should help with Rosacea

  1. Gentle Cleanser: If you used to like that “squeaky” clean feel after a cleanse, that’s because your cleanser used to remove lots of grease and fats, but with your sensitive skin, that’s the first thing that should change. If you can find a gentle soap free cleanser that you like – that’s a great start. 
  2. Vitamin B3: Niacinamide Improves and repairs the barrier function of the skin and has anti-inflammatory properties. So it helps calm skin and improve the ability of your skin to retain moisture. It has also been shown to assist in managing Rosacea symptoms₂ and it’s the key ingredient in our B Quenched moisturiser.
  3. Retinoids: Retinoids are effective and often used particularly in the treatment of Type 1 and 2 Rosacea₃. However prescription forms of Vitamin A (which have the strongest evidence) can be irritating especially on sensitive skin. The most effective and least irritating alternative is the non prescription form of Vitamin A, Retinal₄. This is why we chose to use Retinal in our Ultimate A and Ultimate A+ (links) as it’s retinoid in its most effective form for rosacea and anti-aging! 
  4.  Zinc based sunscreen: UV and sun exposure are the most common aggravating factors for Rosacea₅, so wearing a hat, staying out of the sun and wearing sunscreen daily are recommended. Zinc based sunscreens are recommended.

 

 

In our Rosacea Kit, we include these ingredients in our products because there is strong evidence they help rosacea . If you have questions about finding the right products for your skin, please message us. 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️

 

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  1. How can I tell if I have acne or Rosacea? 
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Reference:

  1. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S019096220701081X)
  2. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25399625) 
  3. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5096126/), (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17014484)
  4. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17014484)
  5. (https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/p435.html)
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