Rosacea Symptoms, Triggers, and Soothing Your Skin
What Is Rosacea and How Can You Prevent Flare-Ups?
Let’s talk about rosacea.
In this guide, you'll learn...
What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects 1 in 10 people in the United States. It is often characterized by facial redness and flushing, inflammation, and in some cases, the appearance of pimples or bumps (1-4). While rosacea is a common condition, it can be a source of embarrassment and anxiety for those who experience it (5).
What causes rosacea? No one knows for sure, but several things can trigger it. Like many conditions, you may be genetically predisposed to rosacea (5). Environmental factors, such as stress, poor sleep, sun exposure, strong winds, and extreme temperatures (too cold or too hot) can trigger rosacea inflammation (5). If you’re like me, alcohol can trigger a rosacea flare-up. For some, spicy food or dairy products can be a trigger.
Small mites called Demodex mites that live in or near your hair follicles can also aggravate rosacea. These mites can be found in much higher quantities (10-15 times more) in the hair follicles of people with rosacea (6). Medical conditions involving chronic gut inflammation such as SIBO, IBS, and IBD are strongly linked to rosacea (7).
Products Formulated for Rosacea
Every single ingredient in Greenfield Botanics Pure Radiance Serum was chosen to help reduce the symptoms of rosacea. Daily use will fight inflammation, reduce redness, and help you clear your skin.
Preventing Rosacea Flare-Ups
There is no known cure for rosacea, but there are things you can do to help minimize flare-ups.
Minimize the environmental triggers we just talked about:
- Reduce stress
- Get good sleep
- Reduce sun exposure, especially to the face
- Avoid exposure to strong winds
- Avoid extreme temperatures
- Minimize alcohol consumption
- Minimize spicy food
Always wear sunscreen, especially on your face. Don’t wash your face too frequently (8). When you do wash your face, only use gentle skin care products without harsh chemicals, such as those made by Greenfield Botanics.
Soothing Ingredients in Pure Radiance Serum
Every single ingredient in Greenfield Botanics Pure Radiance Serum was chosen to fight inflammation, reduce redness, and help you clear your skin.
- Jojoba oil is full of vitamins and bio-compatible fatty acids that reduce your skin’s redness and swelling throughout the day (8).
- Jojoba oil is also effective in treating acne by dissolving the skin sebum that acne-causing bacteria live in (9).
- Aloe vera, palmarosa oil, and lavender oil are all anti-inflammatory, soothing, and nourishing to the skin (12-14).
- Carrot seed oil, wild oregano oil, and juniper berry oil are triple-acting: they have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-oxidant properties (15-17)!
- Lemon oil reduces oiliness and inflammation (18).
- Finally, rose Geranium oil, turmeric oil, and amla berry (which is high in vitamin C) are used to reduce the redness caused by rosacea (19-21).
If you experience rosacea, try Greenfield Botanics Pure Radiance Serum. I specially formulated it from the highest-quality, organic, natural ingredients to help you manage the symptoms of rosacea. I hope it works as well for you as it does for me!
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