While the cause of rosacea is unknown, a combination of genetic and environmental factors could play a role in this common issue with a number of factors that can trigger or aggravate rosacea by increasing blood flow to the surface of the skin. You may notice facial redness, swollen red bumps, irritated, dry, red eyes or thickened skin on the nose. Rosacea is a common disorder that can have a significant effect on the self-esteem and confidence of those with this condition. While seeing your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment is the first step in dealing with rosacea, a proper at-home skincare regimen can play a large role in treating rosacea symptoms.
What can I do to treat my Rosacea?
A proper skincare regimen for a rosacea patient should include a gentle cleanser like SkinMedica’s Sensitive Skin Cleanser for normal to dry skin or La Roche Posay Toleriane Foaming wash for normal to oily skin. It’s important to include an appropriate moisturizer for your skin type. I like SkinMedica’s Hydrating Cream for normal to dry skin and Intellishade matte or Avene Clean-Ac Hydrating Cream for oily skin. With sun exposure being the top cause for triggering rosacea symptoms, a sunscreen that contain physical ingredients like zinc and titanium found in the Sunforgettable Loose Mineral Sunscreen Brush are important to not only apply, but reapply every 1-2 hours when outdoors or in the sun. And last but not least, key ingredients like vitamin K and vitamin C can help correct and protect rosacea symptoms.
Revision Skincare’s Vitamin K Serum and Vitamin C Lotion are hero products for those with rosacea. Both of these products work synergistically to reduce inflammation, repair the skin’s barrier, and protect the skin from harmful UV rays and environmental factors.
Revision Skincare’s Vitamin K Serum has a remarkable blend of antioxidants– Arnica Montana, Vitamin K, and Ubiquinone (CoQ10) combined with natural botanicals barley and bark extracts. While these ingredients sound familiar, they are anything but ordinary. Arnica Montana has unique wound healing abilities to reduce soreness of bruising and redness in the skin. Like Arnica Montana, Phytonadione -a lipid soluble form of Vitamin K- helps to reduce inflammation, stimulates blood flow, and protects against free radical damage.
Revision Skincare’s Vitamin C lotion has a potent blend of antioxidants that include Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (THD Ascorbate or Vitamin C), Ubiquinine (Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), and Squalene that are shown to stimulate collagen synthesis, provide photo-protection and reduce skin pigmentation. Since THD Ascorbate, a potent yet gentle form of Vitamin C, is the main ingredient in this lotion, you can receive several anti-aging benefits such as correcting damage to the skin while stimulating healthy collagen production without irritating sensitive rosacea skin. The vitamin E and squalene used in this formula provide hydration and promote wound healing to the often irritated and compromised skin barrier of the rosacea patient.
I love how Revision’s Vitamin K Serum will not only calm and soothe irritated rosacea skin, but can also be used for a wide variety of conditions like bruising, pre and post op procedures like filler and Botox injections and various laser treatments. You will want to apply your Vitamin K Serum and Vitamin C Lotion to clean, dry skin before you moisturize and always make sure to finish with sunscreen.