Written by Abby Blanke
If you have flush red skin on your body, cheeks or nose, or sunscreen burns your skin on application, then there could be a good chance you suffer from a from a form of rosacea or dermatitis.
Both of these conditions actually start in the gut.
Inflammation within the body must come out somehow and normally it is through inflammation and heat of the skin.
So, what can you do about it?
This is not a quick fix. It’s so important to take the time to work out why it is happening and what triggers are causing your flare up.
When you come into the salon, the first thing we do is ask you to keep a food and stress diary.
These two factors play a huge part in how your skin will behave.
Generally, you will find a pattern quite quickly of anything that can bring inflammation into the
body. We know most of them including anything processed like:
• Deli meats
• White bread
• Ready-made meals.
• Soft drink
Combine these with stress factors, especially what is happening right now with Covid- 19, and it
can be a recipe for very upset red skin.
First you want to be able to reduce the guts inflammation and then we can work on using
the right skincare to help with controlling the symptoms.
Curcumin has been known to have huge healing properties, including calming, and repairing the gut lining. Essential Fatty Acids like Omegas 3 and 6 are also hugely important as this produces healthy bacteria in the gut, which reduces inflammation.
Rosacea can be tricky to get under control with products, so you need to understand how severe
your symptoms are before working out what products will be best for you.
But it is important not to using anything that is stripping of the skin, so avoiding harsh exfoliants
or scrubs, strong gel foaming cleansers and I would avoid using glycolic and salicylic acid.
Instead, you need to nourish the skin by using ingredients like rose hip oil, triglycerides and
These ingredients have the same genetic function as our skin’s natural barrier.
So, while we are repairing internally, we can use these ingredients topically to help calm and
restore an upset barrier.
Our top go to skincare products is:
• Activating Youth Oil balm
• Medi Soothe
• Anti – Stress Serum
• Recovery Cream
• Repair Serum
• Mineral Pro
To really combat your results, the go to treatment is LED and lymphatic mask treatment.
LED helps to stimulate healthily functioning cells that retain and hold oils to keep a strong barrier.
Strong barrier means no inflammation or redness.
Lymphatic Mask (our glow facial) awakens the lymphatic system. The reason this is so good for
rosacea clients is because it helps move out the old toxins in the skin and replace it with healthy
nutrients from a repaired gut.
If your skin is playing up a little more than normal due to what we are currently experiencing in our world today, talk to one of our trained skin therapists and see how we can help.
All it takes is the first step and you can be feeling amazing in your skin again!