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Managing Rosacea and Sensitive Skin

Updated: Sep 23

Rosacea is a skin condition that effects roughly 415 million people worldwide, known as a chronic micro-circulation disorder. This disorder effects the capillaries causing inflammation and dilation. Rosacea is a life-long condition and can only be managed.


What does Rosacea look like?


There are 5 stages or levels of developing rosacea, and symptoms may vary for everyone.


Stage 1

This is the first stage where you start to see symptoms of rosacea but does not mean you will develop rosacea. Usually presented by a couple of dilated capillaries.


Stage 2

Presented by dilated capillaries and a slight red glow to the face. Usually described as a ‘rosy glow’. This is usually constricted to a small area of the face, commonly the centre.


Stage 3

Dilated capillaries and a red glow but in a larger area of the face. This red glow will become more persistent and will be presented for days or weeks. Can often be described as a sunburn look.


Stage 4

You will see all the above symptoms, with a thickening of the epidermis. This thickening is often described as an ‘orange peel skin’ or ‘cauliflower nose’ as the skin is inflamed and presents as red and bumpy. Congestion is very common at this stage.


Stage 5

This is known as acne rosacea. Presenting with all the above symptoms, but as a result of the inflamed, swollen and irritated skin, you will start to develop pus-filled bumps.


When you start to see these pus-filled bumps or acne, it’s important to note that this actually has nothing to do with oil flow but it is a cortisol/histamine response! This is one of many reasons why you should be using a professional skin care range that will target these responses and reduce any discomfort and symptoms.


Common Rosacea triggers


It’s important to identify your triggers for rosacea so you can start to manage the symptoms and flare ups. Anything that causes your rosacea to flare up is a trigger.

Some common ones are:

- Spicy foods

- Stress

- Medication

- Hormonal changes (menopause, pregnancy, contraceptive)

- Sun exposure

- Exercise

- Alcohol

- Heat

These all have the potential to trigger an inflammatory response in the skin.


How do I treat Rosacea?


Facial Treatments


Maintenance facial treatments are a pathway to help reduce your symptoms and maintain and healthy functioning skin. If you are receiving regular facials that will target Rosacea, such as this calming RS2 High Performance Facial, this will help to strengthen your skin and get it functioning normally.


This targeted facial works with key ingredients including rose, liquorice, chamomile and green tea, designed to cool, strengthen capillaries and reduce redness.

Its transition from hot to cold gives you a sensory experience while giving your capillaries a workout!


Skin Care


Pevonia have designed and created the RS2 range specifically to treat rosacea skins. It desensitises and decongests while effectively relieving blotchiness and discomfort. This line will immediately heal, calm, repair and hydrate the skin, while strengthening capillaries and promoting an evenly toned appearance.


Key ingredients: Green tea – reduces inflammation, anti-oxidant. Chamomile – anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial Allantoin – hydrating, healing Liquorice – natural cortisone French Rose – strengthening, healing, calming


If you are suffering from the early signs of rosacea (stage 1 & 2), our sensitive soothing line and propolis concentrate will help to reduce and prevent further stages by calming and healing the skin. Do you have Rosacea? Head over to our online store for suitable skincare products.

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