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ROSACEA & SENSITIVE SKIN

WHO GETS ROSACEA?

Is Rosacea ruling your life? Does your skin flush at inappropriate moments? Do even mild products irritate your high-maintenance skin? If rosacea affects your emotional and physical confidence, let us help manage your symptoms.

What is the difference between rosacea, sensitive skin and sensitised skin?

First of all, not everything red is rosacea and here’s why:

Rosacea: More than a cosmetic concern, this chronic skin condition can cycle through flare-ups and remissions. Do you recognise the following symptoms?

  • Persistent redness and visible blood vessels around the central face
  • Inflammatory acne-like bumps
  • Burning/itching sensation

Sensitive skin: This rare genetic skin type has an impaired barrier, so irritants get in and moisture escapes from your skin, causing redness, inflammation and constant flare-ups. Sensitive skins have a thinner outer layer, so blood vessels are closer to the surface and visible.

 Sensitised skin: Often confused with sensitive skin, this temporary condition is caused by external factors, such as harsh weather or over-the-counter (OTC) skincare products (peels, acids, foaming cleansers, and scrubs), which damage your poor skin barrier

What causes Rosacea?

The cause of rosacea is unknown, but flare-ups reflect internal inflammation in the body like a smouldering fire under your skin that can flare up into a full-blown blaze with the slightest breeze. Although warning signs show up from a young age, rosacea is more common in women over 30 and people with Celtic heritage, such as pale-skinned, blue-eyed and redheads. Also, thinner skin has less melanin and natural UV protection, and Rosacea tends to run in families.

KNOW THE TRIGGERS:
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

We need to work together to identify your symptoms to reduce the frequency and intensity to prevent flare-ups eventually.

  • Hot to cold; weather: cold, wind, sun exposure
  • Heat: showers, baths, open fires, saunas
  • Stress
  • Barrier-damaging skincare: acids, retinol, grainy scrubs
  • Exercise: heat and sweat can lead to a flare
  • Hot spicy foods
  • Menopausal flushing
  • Alcohol, especially wine
  • Flying

How corneotherapists treat rosacea & sensitive skin

At Tej & Co, we are acutely aware of how rosacea affects our clients’ everyday lives. Our goal goes beyond temporary symptom relief; we aren’t happy until you feel comfortable in your skin.

Corneotherapy is pivotal in treating the root cause of rosacea for long-term relief. By repairing your skin barrier, we protect your delicate skin from external aggressors and reduce the frequency and intensity of flare-ups. Helping you to be the boss of your skin!

Bespoke Skincare

Unlike OTC skincare, Dermaviduals understand the link between your skin’s microbiome and rosacea. Their products balance the microbiome, making a happy home for the good bacteria that keep skin chilled and healthy.

Your custom-blended products will be full of calming active ingredients to put out the fire of inflammation and are free from detrimental ingredients that mess with your finely tuned microbiome. Skin-identical ingredients mimic and strengthen the barrier so your skin doesn’t feel under attack.

Bespoke Facials

After identifying your triggers, we will devise bespoke facials to soothe your skin, reduce redness and improve skin texture. Advanced technologies, such as microcurrent, LED, and galvanic treatments, strengthen the barrier and stop your skin from overreacting like a faulty house alarm. We avoid massage movements that cause friction and heat, preferring lymphatic drainage to disperse inflammation.

FAQS

There is no cure for rosacea, but at Tej & Co., we are experienced in helping you manage the symptoms. No two skins are the same, so we recommend a holistic combination of bespoke treatments, custom-blended skincare and diet and lifestyle choices to control your skin and restore confidence.

Food can be one of the main triggers of rosacea, so start keeping a food diary. Avoid foods that increase your internal heat, such as hot and spicy foods, warm drinks, caffeine, and alcohol.

Rosacea sufferers tend to have more Demodex mites (that live on everyone’s skin) than non-suffers. Although evidence is inconclusive, they might trigger a heightened immune response, leading to inflammation within the skin.

Does your rosacea skin have bumps that look like acne spots? They are actually heat welts caused by internal inflammation. Unlike spots, they go down once the heat/trigger is removed. Don’t be tempted to use OTC spot medications designed for teenage skin; they will only dehydrate your skin, increasing sensitivity. There is no point in squeezing; it will only create a wound!

Self-diagnosis on Google will never end well – your skin deserves a proper diagnosis. It’s easy to mistake eczema (dry, red, crusty patches) or perioral dermatitis (small dots around the chin or nostrils) for rosacea, so see a professional.

BOOK YOUR SKIN CONSULTATION & BESPOKE FACIAL

No one should suffer from rosacea. Book a skin consultation at Tej & Co to start your journey to a calmer, healthier complexion. We’re dedicated to supporting your journey toward symptom relief.

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