Monday, March 31, 2014

April is Rosacea Awareness Month

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With symptoms ranging from mild redness to severe discoloration, Rosacea is a skin disorder that is estimated to affect over 16 million Americans. Today marks the official start to Rosacea Awareness Month so we will be taking a closer look at this condition in the upcoming weeks. Our goal is to help build awareness, educate and offer manageable treatment solutions by answering common questions about Rosacea and by sharing numerous tips on camouflaging, treating and soothing the symptoms of Rosacea.  

To kick-start this month long Rosacea focus we are highlighting several products that can help soothe the inflammation and redness associated with Rosacea. First, it’s important to start with a gentle cleanser that is cream-based and non-foaming such as Conditioning Milk Cleanser. This soothing cleanser contains moisturizing ingredients like Shea Butter and Safflower Oil to help trap and seal in moisture. It’s important to avoid harsh cleansers that contain exfoliating agents as they can irritate the skin and exacerbate inflammation. We also suggest avoiding abrasive towels or sponges when cleansing the face.

Next, it’s important to look for a moisturizer that contains a high concentration of sun protection. Creating a heavy moisture barrier helps protect the skin from irritants and other potential problems like itching, burning and stinging. SPF is also crucial because prolonged sun exposure is a common trigger for Rosacea flare ups and irritation. glo therapeutics SPF 40 Facial Moisturizer is an excellent solution because it delivers moisturizing ingredients while providing both broad-spectrum UVB and UVA protection.

For those looking to heal and treat Rosacea flare ups we suggest products that help reduce inflammation and hydrate and soothe while protecting the skin from environmental stress and pollution. Apply Healing Gel to problem areas with clean fingers to help heal and treat problem areas. Follow with Peptide +  Defense which is an excellent source of healing ingredients including a powerful blend of peptides and natural protectants.
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