Don’t make me blush: The Dos and Don’ts of Rosacea

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One in 10 people in the UK suffer from rosacea, a chronic skin condition with symptoms that include facial redness and small, red, pus-filled bumps.  This often-misdiagnosed skin disorder can have a profound negative impact on the self-confidence of those it affects. But Skinfluencer is here to help. 

The recently launched aesthetics clinic is one of the only London-based clinics to have recently received the status as an Acne and Rosacea Association UK (“ARA UK”) Accredited Treatment Centre. This accreditation demonstrates the clinic’s expertise in the modern management of acne and rosacea, and its ability to manage and downgrade this chronic condition and its negative side effects, including pigmentation and scarring. Using a multi-modality approach, including patented infra-red and green intense light energy, NdYag laser light energy, and medical skincare, Skinfluencer can target every component which collectively collide to make rosacea a chronic condition, ensuring a long-lasting change to the skin’s health.

Sharin Shafer, the visionary behind Skinfluencer, shares her 5 top tips to manage Rosacea.

  1. No known cause… While the definitive “cause” of rosacea is not completely understood, there are many internal and external factors that can trigger and/or exacerbate the condition. Most activities that lead to increased circulation can trigger rosacea, but it can also be stimulated by emotionally stressful situations.
  2. Avoid the (red) wine…Many of the foods and drinks such as red wine, as well as spicy, sugary, and starchy food, which represent a high carbohydrate/ glycaemic diet, can lead to increased inflammation and dilation of blood vessels. Choose foods that include high-quality proteins (Fish) and healthy fats (nuts, olive oil), and opt for low glycaemic carbohydrates (whole grains).
  3. SPF is your BFF…Rosacea is one of many photosensitive dermatologic conditions so UV rays from the sun can lead to flare-ups. SPF is of utmost importance for people with rosacea, but make sure your chosen product has a physical blocker such as zinc and titanium dioxide rather than a chemical blocker, as they are less likely to exacerbate rosacea-prone skin.
  4. Tailor your skincare regime… Avoid harsh products of products that contain strong chemicals. Consider switching to products that use plant-based actives such as Synchrorose.

Visit an accredited ARA centre…the skincare experts can diagnose your condition and devise a bespoke skincare plan with treatments and products to ensure you keep your Rosacea at bay and enjoy radiant, clear skin. 


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