March is Rosacea Awareness Month, affecting women more than men and between the ages of 20-60. If left untreated symptoms can get worse. But first what is it?
Rosacea (row-zay-sha) is a chronic skin condition that affects mainly the face...The first signs of rosacea may be redness or blushing that comes and goes initially. Over time, the redness may become persistent and more visible. The most common sites for symptoms are the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. Bumps, tiny pus-filled pimples, and enlarged blood vessels can also appear, giving skin a rough, uneven appearance. Rosacea symptoms can vary from one person to another, and there is no predicting severity. There is no known cure for rosacea, although it can be managed with appropriate treatment and lifestyle changes. (reference The Canadian Dermatology Association)Thankfully, I am not a Rosacea sufferer therefore can't attest to the efficiency of the products below in treating the issue. However, I have given the products a test drive on my skin to test for feel and any reaction. In general, both La Roche-Posay and Skinceuticals are product lines I recommend the most to my friends and readers. Why? They work, atleast the products I've used in the past have proven to meet my skincare needs. Both of the products were light-weight and didn't clog my pores. Skin was hydrated and not greasy.
La Roche-Posay Rosaliac AR Intense-is their newest addition to the Rosaliac line for those with intense redness. Applied daily in one month clinical trials have shown reduction in redness by 21% and reduction dilation of blood vessels by 7%.
SkinCeuticals Redness Neutralizer-won the Allure Magazine Beauty Award for innovation. This product stops redness in its track by using a NeuroMed Complex. Also, has a cooling effect as rosacea makes the skin feel warm. When I tested this out I didn't feel a significant cooling effect but perhaps it's because I had nothing to cool off! Reason I bring that up is you might be worried that the cooling effect is too much or a "vaporub" type of cool, not at all.
Would love to read any feedback from any rosacea readers. What products work for you & if you've been able to treat it?
(images provided by highroad and Mackay & Co, disclaimer: products are suggestions for those with rosacea, please consult a dermatologist for severe cases. Products were received for review and based on personal opinion no financial compensation will be received)