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REDNESS ON THE FACE: Understanding Your Rosacea

Redness on the face is not exceptional. However, they can cause a lot of aesthetic and psychological discomfort, especially when they become chronic and are accompanied by inflammation (pimples). Face redness will be different for everyone and will have various causes. Some people will have visible blood vessels on their nose and cheeks. Other people will have red skin on their cheeks, often with discomfort (burning or tightness). A vicious cycle sets in then, and we feel like we are losing control of the situation, but nothing is irremediable by understanding the causes of the redness and taking action with the right gestures. We explain in this article how to take care of your skin.


1- Why do I have redness?

Redness is one of the 4 inflammatory signs of the skin, along with swelling, a feeling of heat and pain.

We can distinguish the punctual redness in connection with a sunburn, an embarrassing emotion, or in case of hyper oxygenation after a physical effort or a session in the hammam, persistent redness such as those of Rosacea.

* Rosacea
This is one of the most common reasons for a red complexion. It is a common chronic skin condition that can mimic adult acne.

This condition usually affects the central part of the face, especially the nose and cheeks, but it can also be found in the eyes (ocular rosacea).

Rosacea is a circulatory disorder, venous fragility, dilation of the small blood vessels in the face which at different stages will be called:

  • Erythrose with constant extensive redness, without the presence of capillaries (blood vessels)
  • Rosacea with visible capillaries that are noticeable during temperature changes or during emotions.
  • Acne Rosacea or Rosacea, which is the last stage, with redness and inflammation of the sebaceous glands with formation of pustules or papules.

      Symptoms of rosacea can include:

      • Redness of the face
      • Small red buttons
      • Red vascular lines on the face
      • An enlarged red nose with bulbous qualities

        For some, rosacea goes undiagnosed for years. Many mistakenly think that their rosacea flare-ups are just a sign of sensitive or red skin, but that's simply because this auto-inflammatory condition can fluctuate. Unlike acne, rosacea tends to spread less on the face.

        Although there is no definitive treatment, it is however possible to contain its course and its effects with appropriate care and hygiene. Be aware that there are very effective "treatment" options among natural care based on vegetable oils.

        * To what would it be due?
        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. It is believed to be a defect in the innate immune system that responds to attacks by triggering an inflammatory reaction.

        But it could also be due to an alteration of the lipid film on the surface of the skin which would make the skin hyper sensitive.

        Genetic factors (a certain family heredity) or the presence of bacteria and mites of the Demodex folliculorum type present in the skin cannot be ruled out.

        * What are its triggers?
        Anything near or far to heat and its variations: sun, cold, wind, sudden change in temperature… Suffice to say that in our regions, our cold winters and hot summers really do not spare skin prone to rosacea.

        But also some elements of our way of life like consuming spicy foods or alcohol that increase blood flow. Some people report that better control of their diet with a reduction in their consumption of gluten and industrial meals as well as the practice of young intermittent have shown good results in reducing or even eliminating their redness.

        Without forgetting cosmetic products with care too astringent containing alcohol or irritants that weaken the hydrolipidic film.

        peau sujette a la couperose rosacee

        2- How to calm redness naturally?

        Studies tend to show that people prone to rosacea have drier, dehydrated skin than others with a higher risk of irritation.

        We will therefore seek to act so much ...

        inside while drinking at least 1.5 liters of water per day to hydrate the skin, and by integrating in its diet essential fatty acids such as omega 3 to reduce redness.

        They are found naturally in oily fish (mackerel, salmon, tuna among others), rapeseed, walnut, soybean, flax, camelina, hemp, pumpkin seeds or wheat germ oils, for example . But also eggs (organic from outdoor breeding), raw butter or nuts: walnuts, pistachios, almonds, cashews, or even hazelnuts ... we no longer deprive ourselves of our peanut butter !

        only from the outside with some VERY GENTLE cosmetic treatments, nourishing, with soothing and circulatory properties. We favor a simple and minimalist routine with targeted products.

        In addition, we limitra as much as possible all the triggers mentioned above.

        3- Treat redness naturally with Odénium treatments

        As mentioned above, we will favor a very gentle minimalist routine with targeted products in order to rebalance and preserve the hydrolipidic film of the skin to soothe and reduce redness while strengthening the circulatory system.

        routine minimaliste pour les peaux sujettes a la rosacee

        • Make-up

        Use a very gentle makeup remover so as not to accentuate the irritation and redness.

        Hypnosis, our make-up removing cleanser is formulated with sesame oil very rich in phytosterols: such as sesamin, and sesamol which are very anti-inflammatory. This treatment is ideal for sensitive skin prone to redness. Combine it with the soothing mist of Organic True Lavender for the perfect cleansing.

        • Moisturize and Protect

        the CR serum and the balm Hydralia will bring comfort and hydration to 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, aimed at:

        • Decongest and soothe inflamed skin,
        • Tone the blood vessels,
        • Preserve the hydrolipidic film.

          This light serum, silky in texture, will maintain the balance and radiance of your skin by promoting hydration. The anti-inflammatory and circulatory action of vegetable oils contributes to healthier skin:

          • Unifies the complexion,
          • Calms itching and reduces redness,
          • Improves the texture and appearance of the skin,
          • Repairs reactive and sensitive skin.

          In conclusion

          Using the Cr serum your skin will be 

          ... more radiant and your complexion more even: safflower oil, rich in vitamin K, a vitamin known for its action on blood coagulation, limits redness. It is the essential ally for blotchy or sensitive skin (redness).

          ... softer and more supple: hemp oil is recognized for its soothing, calming and protective power. Its omega 3 and 6 content gives it undeniable restorative properties. It fights against dehydration and therefore helps maintain the skin's hydrolipidic film.

          ... healthier : tamanu oil is famous for circulatory disorders. Circulatory and fluidifying, it allows good protection of 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 tissues and brings suppleness and elasticity to the skin. 



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