If you find yourself blushing easily, and are tired of people pointing it out, then chances are you might have a more sensitive skin and perhaps even a condition called rosacea.
Rosacea is an inflammatory condition characterized by redness of the skin, mainly around the forehead, nose and cheeks. Many people who have this condition notice that it gets worse during certain situations, such as after drinking alcohol. For this reason many people will wrongly assume alcohol causes rosacea, when in fact, alcohol just aggravates it. Half of sufferers also struggle with eye irritation, such as dry, red or watery eyes.
This is an embarrassing condition that can interfere with a sufferer's life, but fortunately there are many ways to soothe and manage rosacea, even though there is no known cure.
Choose Natural Skin Care Products
With the nasty array of chemicals in all conventional products nowadays, it may seem as if you are in a no win situation when it comes to choosing your skin care products. Synthetic fillers and preservatives, as well as harsh ingredients such as alcohol in your skin care products will almost certainly cause your skin to flare up.
Choose an all natural skin care line such as ours here at Stem Organics, where we use ingredients that will soothe, hydrate and reduce redness in your troubled skin.
Clean Up Your Diet
Many people don’t realise the link between what goes on inside the gut, and the condition of the skin. With a chronic inflammatory condition like rosacea, you want to avoid foods that will trigger inflammation in the body, thus aggravating the skin. These foods include sugar, dairy, wheat and all processed and fast foods.
Instead, aim to drink lots of water and fill your body with a rainbow of fresh fruits and veggies, leafy greens, grains and nuts. You’ll be surprised at the wonderful impact on your skin!
Always Wear SPF
The sun is the skin’s worst enemy when it comes to aging, but it’s just as awful for rosacea. Be sure to protect your skin with a high SPF every time your skin is exposed to UV rays, and wear a hat for extra protection. Follow up time in the sun with products that contain aloe, one of our key ingredients here at Stem, as aloe will soothe and add hydration, as well as provide a protective barrier that will keep irritation at bay.
Manage Stress Levels
Stress does more than make you feel as if your head is going to explode, stress wreaks havoc on the skin too. By managing stress in your life, you’ll notice fewer flare ups, not to mention a feeling of inner contentment too, can’t argue with that!
Make it a priority to do something that you love every day. Maybe it’s playing an instrument, or reading a good book. Yoga and meditation are also excellent practices to ground you and ease your troubles. Try for at least 30 minutes a day, but even 5 minutes is beneficial when you just don’t have the time.
Follow these tips, and we assure you that you’ll start to notice a positive change in your skin. Don’t let rosacea take over, take control and live your life on your terms!