I feel its time to put my pen to paper or hands on a keyboard to explain a few things about Facial redness, nose redness as well as Rosacea.
It effects men and women and can be very upsetting. Every client that comes to me regarding those issues, leaves fully equipped with the knowledge and aftercare to prevent or reduce those issues in the future.
Facial redness or nose redness is usually caused by dilated blood vessels as the result of internal inflammation, immune system deficiency, liver issues, menopause, hormonal imbalance, in general, stress, allergies, food intolerance, exposure to the elements, etc.
The persistent facial redness may be causing discomfort and even embarrassment. I believe that the way to treat facial and nose redness is by finding the root cause of it and helping to control the symptoms instead of masking them. A human body is more then just a face its an complex organism that shows malfunction when in distress. Skin is a mirror of our health and internal wellbeing.
Unfortunately there is no magic overnight cure for it. But there is some good news, that science and medicine have evolved far enough to identify the triggers and create a holistic approach to keep it under control.
Facial and nose redness is not always called Rosacea, but does indicate an internal inflammation when redness persists. In most cases its chronic and persistent.
What not to do :
Try to avoid Cortisone creams, it looks better temporarily, but may cause more broken capillaries as a result.
Scrubs and peels may thin your skin and irritate it and could leave it dehydrated and over sensitised.
Oral antibiotics may control the redness and pustules for a while, but may be back with a vengeance when the use is stopped.
What works :
Seeing your GP for a hormonal examination or a blood test.
Chinese medicine and Acupuncture have proven itself over the centuries to be extremely efficient in controlling and detecting the symptoms.
We also have to understand and avoid dietary triggers. Taking a food intolerance test may help. Redness may become worse by spicy food and alcohol among other things.
To start with, keep a food blog to understand what makes you flush and try to avoid those foods or drink.
Regular Environ treatments and home care, help to keep redness under control by using vitamins A, C and E. With our Bespoke Seaview Facial, we can assess your skin condition, and devise a taylor-made treatment to help strengthen the capillary walls, increase the skins immunity and reduce redness
IPL or Laser treatment may also help to reduce flushing.