Recognizing your skintype and its needs is the foundation of a successful skincare recipe. In this section I’ve covered the most common skin problems. Let’s troubleshoot together: I’ll share my best tips and product recommendations.
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that most often affects women and typically appears around the age of 30 to 60 years, usually when life is most hectic. Rosacea is nearly always related to an imbalanced gut, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, problems with the liver, or continual stress. It’s also very typical that rosacea occurs in diligent overachievers who repeatedly put other people’s needs ahead of their own. Of course, it is not always the case, but it’s often useful to examine your own behaviour carefully because skin problems by no means appear out of nowhere.
There are several degrees of rosacea. Typical symptoms are red skin and facial burning as well as couperose skin particularly in nose, forehead, cheeks, and chin. In addition, small spots and even pimples break out on the skin. The symptoms are worsened by strong sunlight, spicy foods, alcohol, sweating and extreme stress. Sometimes the symptoms may ease considerably.
When treating rosacea, all types of exfoliators and harsh detergents, such as soaps, foams and gel cleansers, are forbidden. The cleanser must be gentle and mild, preferably a cleansing milk that emulsifies and washes off the skin easily. All kinds of rubbing and too strong stroking merely strain rosacea affected skin. Apply the products onto the skin by stroking and patting gently. Never dry your skin by rubbing it; always lightly pat it dry.
Select a serum that calms inflammation, reduces redness and moisturizes the skin. In addition to ample moisture, the hydrolipidic film of the skin is strengthened with help of prebiotics, probiotics and face oil. Calming, brightening cream masks are suitable for rosacea and they can be used according to how your skin reacts to them. Once a week may be sufficient, but if your skin is very reactive, it’s best to allow it to rest.
It’s important to protect rosacea affected skin well against cold from October to April. Go for a rich moisturizer or use a face oil on top of a thin moisturizer. In addition, a foundation, a BB cream or a CC cream is a must. During the summer, it’s important to use sunscreen because rosacea symptoms often get worse due to sunlight. Remember to carefully remove the sunblock from the skin; it’s best to do this by cleansing it twice with a gentle cleansing milk instead of using deep cleansing products.
Lymphatic drainage massage, performed by a beautician, is highly recommended for rosacea. It is a treatment that uses very gentle pressure to activate the flow of lymph fluid, in other words, the skin’s metabolism. I also highly recommend anyone with rosacea to try yin yoga, breathing exercises that calm the nervous system, meditation, as well as a thorough examination of your diet. It would be good to focus on restorative and tranquil exercise instead of sports that increase your heart rate a lot or that you do very often.