REDNESS: Understanding Rosacea
Although redness on the face is not unusual, it can cause embarrassment, especially if it’s chronic and accompanied by inflammation / pimples. Face redness can be different for everyone and have various causes. Some people have visible blood vessels on their noses and cheeks, while others have overly red cheeks, often accompanied by a burning or feeling of tightness.
What Causes Redness?
Redness is one of four signs of skin inflammation (as well as swelling and feelings of heat and pain).
There’s an important distinction to note between the redness associated with sunburns, exercise or spending time in a steam baths from the chronic redness of Rosacea.
* Rosacea is one of the most common causes of facial redness. It’s a chronic skin condition that can mimic adult acne.
This condition usually affects the central part of the face (especially the nose and cheeks) but can also affect the eyes (ocular rosacea).
Rosacea Is a Circulatory Disorder with three different stages:
- Erythrose: extensive chronic redness [without the presence of capillaries (blood vessels)];
- Rosacea: visible capillaries that are noticeable during temperature changes or during heightened emotions;
- Acne Rosacea: the final, most advanced stage, with redness and inflammation of the sebaceous glands and the presence of pustules or papules.
Symptoms of Rosacea May Include:
- Redness of the face;
- Small red pimples;
- Red vascular lines on the face; and
- An enlarged red nose with bulbous qualities
Rosacea can go undiagnosed for years. Many mistakenly think that their rosacea flare-ups are just a sign of sensitive or red skin.
Although there is no definitive cure, it’s possible to minimize rosacea with appropriate care and hygiene. The good news is there are very effective treatment options among vegetable-oil-based natural skincare products.
Although the exact cause of this skin condition is still unknown, rosacea can appear for a variety of reasons.
Scientific research highlights, in particular, an abnormal reaction of the blood vessels. Rosacea may be due to the immune system triggering an inflammatory reaction. It may also be due to an alteration of the thin layer of fat on the surface of the skin, causing the skin to be hyper sensitive.
Genetic factors (heredity conditions) or the presence of bacteria and mites of the Demodex folliculorum type present in the skin should not be ruled out as causes.
Extremes in temperature and climate: sun, cold, wind and sudden changes in temperature: large fluctuations in weather can contribute to rosacea.
Lifestyle factors like consuming spicy foods or drinking alcohol increase blood flow and can contribute to flare-ups. Some sufferers claim that the better they control their diets by reducing their consumption of gluten and industrially processed meals, the better they are able to reduce and even eliminate their redness.
Astringents (like isopropyl alcohol) and other irritants in conventional skincare products can weaken the hydrolipidic film of the skin, contributing to rosacea.
Calming Redness Naturally?
Studies show that people prone to rosacea have drier, dehydrated skin compared to others.
Drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day to hydrate your skin and consume essential fatty acids like Omega 3 to reduce redness.
Omega 3s can be found naturally in oily fish (mackerel, salmon and tuna, among others) as well as rapeseed, walnut, soybean, flax, Camelina, hemp, pumpkin seeds or wheat germ oils. Additional sources can be found in eggs (organic from outdoor breeding), raw butter or nuts (walnuts, pistachios, almonds, cashews and hazelnuts).
Apply very gentle and nourishing skincare products nourishing with soothing and circulatory properties.
Reduce your exposure to the triggers previously listed above.
Treat Redness Naturally with Odénium treatments
Choose a very gentle, simple skincare routine with targeted products to rebalance and preserve the hydrolipidic film of your skin, soothing and reducing redness while strengthening your circulatory system.
Use a very gentle makeup remover to avoid aggravating the irritation and redness.
Hypnos, our make-up removing cleanser is formulated with sesame oil rich in anti-inflammatory phytosterols sesamin and sesamol. This treatment is ideal for sensitive skin prone to redness. Combine it with the Organic True Lavender soothing mist for the perfect cleansing.
- Moisturize and Protect
The CR serum and Hydralia balm comfort and hydrate your skin. Although the CR serum is the ultimate treatment for skin prone to rosacea, the Hydralia balm is a must-have treatment to protect your skin during winter.
The ''Cr'' serum is a synergy of anti-inflammatory, anti-dehydrating and circulatory oils, 100% natural and organic. It:
- Decongests and soothes inflamed skin,
- Tones the blood vessels and
- Preserves the hydrolipidic film of your skin.
This light serum, silky in texture, will maintain the balance and radiance of your skin by promoting moisturization. The anti-inflammatory and circulatory actions of vegetable oils contributes to healthier skin:
- Unifying the complexion,
- Calming itching and reducing redness,
- Improving your skin’s texture and appearance and
- Repairing reactive and sensitive skin.
Cr Serum Will:
Make your skin more radiant and even out your complexion. Safflower oil, rich in vitamin K (a vitamin known for its affect on blood coagulation) reduces redness. It’s the essential ally for blotchy or sensitive skin (redness).
Soften and make your skin more supple. Hemp oil is recognized for its soothing, calming and protective powers. Its omega 3 and 6 content gives it undeniable restorative properties. It fights against dehydration, maintaining your skin's hydrolipidic film.
Make your skin healthier. Tamanu oil is famous for improving circulatory disorders. It protects blood vessels and facilitates blood circulation (thanks to polyphenols). Healing and anti-infectious (thanks to the active ingredients of calaustralin and inophyllolide), it promotes the regeneration of damaged skin tissue and brings suppleness and elasticity to your skin.
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