Why Your Rosacea Is Getting Worse

Rosacea is a common skin problem, with symptoms including skin redness, visible blood vessels and pimples. It’s a highly sensitive condition but so many people are making their flare-ups worse! In this blog, find out what you should be avoiding if you have rosacea-prone skin, as well as the best products and treatments to soothe affected areas.

What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition categorised by facial redness, pimples, broken visible blood vessels, and in extreme cases a misshapen nose.

The condition is most common on facial skin and around the eyes, but it can also affect other areas. It’s also more common in women and people with lighter skin tones. However, symptoms can be much more severe in men.

The symptoms and appearance can be similar to adult acne, however the causes are not the same.

What Are the Symptoms of Rosacea?

Natural Triggers for Rosacea

While we don’t know for sure what causes rosacea, we do know what can trigger flare ups. Try to limit your exposure to the following to avoid making your symptoms worse:

  • Sunlight/UV radiation
  • Alcohol
  • Eating spicy food
  • Cheese
  • Caffeine
  • Hot drinks
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Stress
  • Overheating

Your Skincare Routine May Be Making Your Rosacea Worse

People suffering with rosacea have highly sensitive skin and your skin care products may be making it worse. Harsh cleansers and facial washes should be avoided at all costs, as well as astringents.

The cleansers we recommend for rosacea prone skin are Indeed Lab’s Watermelon Melting Balm, or the Osmosis Lift Away Cleansing Balm.

Harsh exfoliants or any products with high levels of acid or potential irritants are also likely to make your rosacea flare worse.

A good moisturiser is also a vital part of rosacea skincare. Moisturisers create a barrier that blocks irritants and soothes symptoms. However, moisturisers need to be selected carefully.

The fewer the ingredients, the better.

We recommend the PCA Skin Collagen Hydrator and the Osmosis Enrich Restorative Face and Neck Cream.


Dermoi Recommended Rosacea Products

While rosacea cannot be cured, symptoms can be controlled. If left untreated, the condition can slowly get worse overtime which can result in long term skin damage. Here are the Dermoi recommended Rosacea skincare products:

Osmosis Skin Clarifier

Rosacea has been linked with poor gut health. This 10-day blemish cleanse clarifies your skin from the inside out.

Osmosis Skin Clarifier gently cleanses the digestive tract of mucus build-up which is a common cause of many rosacea symptoms, including redness and pimples.

It detoxes mucus throughout the entire body to improve skin clarity and bring back radiance.

PCA Skin Dual Action Serum

This effective treatment is an anti inflammatory and begins to reduce redness and inflammation from the moment it comes into contact with the skin.

The PCA Skin Dual Action Serum improves the functioning of the skin barrier to protect the skin against damaging environmental factors.

It also contains bisabolol which calms, soothes, and restores balance to stressed complexions.

This serum uses a specialist OmniSome time-release delivery system to ensure maximum penetration of the active ingredients while causing minimum irritation.

Osmosis Rescue Epidermal Repair Serum

This multitasking serum effectively treats blemishes, calms redness, effectively aids in fading scars, improves skin tone and softens the complexion.

It can be used as a face serum or a spot treatment.


Treatments You Need to Avoid

While skincare treatments may be great for your friend’s skin, treatments have the potential to make rosacea-prone skin so much worse.

Most facial treatments, like deep chemical peels, cause further irritation and inflammation which is a no-go for rosacea sufferers.

Microdermabrasion, deep chemicals peels and dermaplaning should all be avoided. These all work by resurfacing the top layer of the skin which causes irritation and will undoubtedly flare up rosacea.

Treatments should aim to repair inflammatory damage not make it worse, which is where Dermoi comes in.

Dermoi Recommended Treatments

Dermoi’s scientific team have formulated intense healing treatments, that won’t aggravate your skin condition. Our skin care treatments can be tailored to meet your individual skin needs, in order to achieve the best result possible.

Osmosis Healing Treatment

This vitamin infusion treatment is a next generation “no-acid facial peel” for intense healing.

The multitasking Osmosis Healing treatment balances oil production, clarifies pores, brightens skin tone, reduces redness and reduces facial scarring.

The treatment provides the skin with an advanced infusion of vitamin A to normalise skin cell shedding, increase cell turnover, stimulate collagen and heal scarring.

The treatment also uses pure active powders such as L-mandelic acid, willow herb, niacinamide, and 1,3 beta glucan to gently exfoliate, relieve skin inflammation, even skin tone, and eliminate bacteria.

The ultrasonic stimulation and vibration massage also tightens the skin and brings blood flow to the surface to heal inflammation.

Author: Sam Pennington


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