Do you have Rosacea vs Sensitive Skin? (Rosacea Treatments) Signs of Rosacea

Do you have Rosacea vs Sensitive Skin?  (Rosacea Treatments) Signs of Rosacea

Do you have flushing skin? How ’bout red
skin that’s always seems to be red? Well how do you know if you have Rosacea skin,
or sensitive skin, or both? April is National Rosacea Month and according to
the National Rosacea Society, approximately 16 million Americans and
45 million people around the world may be suffering from Rosacea. And there may
be even a little bit more because some of those people don’t even count
themselves as having Rosacea. So in this video we’re going to be talking about
signs of Rosacea, and the three stages of Rosacea, as well as some PRO TIPS and
home care tips, and what ingredients that you may want to look for, as well as
ingredients that you want to also AVOID if you have Rosacea. And as always links
and sources of the information will be in the description below.
Hey there, it’s Christy again, and I have been treating clients with Acne,
hyperpigmentation, fighting fine lines and wrinkles for over eleven years.
However I-, over the course of, you know, the eleven years, I have been treating
some clients who have Rosacea, who have Psoriasis, and who have Eczema, and I have
rolled the roller coaster with them, up and down, as they’ve had Rosacea, and then
Rosacea flare-ups, we’ve calmed it down, they had it again. And other people who
came in for a regular facial and then I-, based on everything I’d seen, and I said,
“You know? You may have Rosacea, so we want to treat that inflammation.” So today that
is what we’re going to be talking about in our video. So first before we begin, I
do want to say that this video is for educational purposes ONLY, it is NOT to
diagnose or treat anyone who may have a Rosacea, so please do not self-diagnose
or self-treat yourself. Please see a professional if you think you may have
Rosacea. So some of the first signs of Rosacea is
persistent redness, so it’s a constant type of redness. You may get more flushed
if you get emotional or you’re hot, but there’s always seems to be a persistent
redness. And the redness is actually centralized, so
it usually is around the forehead, the nose, the chin, and the cheeks. Rosacea
usually starts to develop at an early age and it is very common to have it run
in families. The person also may notice that they start to see some dilated
capillaries and dilated veins, they also hav-, may form start to form some papules and
pustules, as well as Fibroplasia, which is excess fibrous tissues on their skin, so
their skin starts to kind of get the, the texture changes. It almost looks like an
orange peel, so they start to have more of a red type of look, and that is the
early stages — or could be the early stages — of Rosacea. So like I mentioned
before, Rosacea actually tends to run in families, it is more common in women
between the ages of 30 and 60’s, and it is very common in ethnic backgrounds that
come from Irish descent, Scottish descent, and Scandinavian countries. And it is
more common with people who have fair skin. Okay so now that we’ve discussed
the early stages of Rosacea, now we’re going to talk about the second stage. So
the second stage is, now there is more consistent redness. So then you have that.
Then you may start to see maybe one or two capillaries start to appear, the
other one is more papules, more pustules, and the redness now instead of it going
away and coming back, now it actually becomes more apparent that you’re red
ALL the time. And if you are bald, sometimes people who have Rosacea, the
papules and pustules can actually extend to the scalp area, as well as down the
neck, behind the ears, and down into the chest. Now this is where someone may
actually start to notice that their pores now are, visibly, appears larger, as
well as, if they’ve had a breakout, the breakouts can last for weeks. Now stage 3
of Rosacea, this is be-, this is when the redness is very, very persistent and
very, very obvious. The-, there are WAY more dilated veins and/or capillaries —
especially around the nose area — the skin texture, again, really starts to change
and really starts to look at like an orange peel, so thicker, larger pores, and
the NOSE, they can get what’s called “Rhinophyma”, which the nose looks really,
really red, swollen almost disfigured, and bulbous. Now I’m going to talk about some
common triggers, or well known triggers, that may trigger a Rosacea flare-up. So
one of them of course is spicy foods, for some people it’s caffeine, soy sauce,
chocolate, citrus fruits, dairy foods such as sour cream or cheese. Now, I’m not
saying that all of these are going to trigger Rosacea, it-, or a flare-up,
it’s just these are some of the more well-known, common trigger foods. So in
addition to the spicy foods is of course also alcohol. Also extreme temperatures,
going from very cold to very hot, or vice- versa. Stress, sunlight, as well as certain
medications — especially ones that can dilate the blood vessels — such as blood
pressure medications and corticosteroids, as well as some cosmetics and/or skincare products. So jumping into the next thing is some ingredients to AVOID if
you think you may have Rosacea or not only that, if you have sensitive skin. So,
talking about cleansers, try to avoid cleansers that have a high amount of
sulfates, those are foaming agents or detergent agents. They do work well with
people who have really oily skin, however it can be irritating to some skin types.
Also avoiding skincare products, cosmetics if you have artificial
fragrances and dyes. So those of you who have Rosacea and love to wear bright,
bold eyeshadows and make-up, not going to be the best thing for you. It can trigger
a Rosacea, or Eczema, or Psoriasis flare-up. Other ingredients can include
menthol, Peppermint, of course alcohol, sometimes toners will have alcohol in it,
even Witch Hazel can trigger a Rosacea flare-up. So the goal of Rosacea-prone skin, or Rosacea skin, or sensitive skin is you want to REDUCE that
inflammation, you want to INCREASE the moisture in the skin, you want to promote
wound healing, and increase the moisture- binding abilities of your skin. You also
want to help soothe and nourish your skin because you have a compromised skin
barrier, but also because if your capillaries and your-, and your blood
vessels are constantly inflamed, they’re more likely to burst and weaken. So you
want to help support capillary health to help strengthen the capillary walls. So
this is where it can get a little bit tricky because Rosac-, Rosacea skin
still needs some form of exfoliation — I mean that-, because their skin starts to
get thick. However, AHA’s — Alpha- Hydroxy Acids, including Glycolic Acids
or Retin-A’s — can irritate the skin and actually can increase a flare-up. So IF
the skin can tolerate it, then consider using BHA’s — Beta-Hydroxy Acids. So
Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid if you can, Hibiscus Acid, these are more gentle
forms of exfoliants if, again, if you can tolerate it. Now, if you can’t tolerate
acids, please don’t go using things that have beads, or seeds, or anything that’s
rough because that is going to trigger your Rosacea and become more inflamed.
Now here are some things to LOOK for to help support your skin’s health. So the
first one is Sea Buckthorn Oil. It has anti-oxidants, it also has
anti-inflammatory properties, and it has the complete Omega-3, 6, and 9 to help
support your skin. You want to look for calming and soothing ingredients to help
your skin. So some of these are Chamomile Extract, Cucumber Extract, Green Tea
Extract, Beta-glucan — which is derived from oats —
these are all things that can calm down the skin, and help nourish the skin, and
actually INCREASE the skin’s ability to hold on to its own moisture. So here
comes the PRO TIPS of some things that you can do to calm and nourish your skin,
and restore that moisture barrier, the compromised moisture barrier. So first
thing is let’s talk about sunscreens because the chemical sunscreen is a very
well-known, common trigger for people who have Rosacea or sensitive skin. Chemical-based sunscreens tend to irritate and sensitize Rosacea-prone skin. So you want
to look for a mineral-based sunscreen. So mineral-based sunscreen can be Zinc
Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. Zinc Oxide is really good because it’s already a
natural anti-inflammatory. The next one is a toner. If your skin doesn’t have
enough moisture a lot of times when people who have Rosacea start developing
pustules and papules, the last thing they want to do is put on more moisturizers
because they think they’re going to break out. But they actually need more
moisture. Well a lot of the toners have Witch Hazel or alcohol in them, which can,
again, be a trigger. So I love the Botanical Bio-Peptide toner, this
actually calms and reduces inflammation. And for those of you who are using anti-aging products, not only does it reduce inflammation, it increases your skin’s
ability to hold in the moisture, it actually INCREASES the efficacy of anti-aging products that you are using, whether it’s serums or creams. Now for
those of you who have pre-Rosacea, like you, you have Rosacea, you have the
redness, that-, the persistent redness, but you may not have the thicker skin, you’re
not having the breakouts, or those of you who have persistent sensitized skin, the
Post Rescue Cream, the treatment cream, is really good for INCREASING the skin’s
ability to hold in the moisture and greatly REDUCES the inflammation. This
was actually created for post-laser, Retin-A, and post-procedures to basically
reduce and help, reduce the inflammation and heal the skin. And for those of you
who cannot use this because it is a cream, there is this
serum. So those of you who would prefer a water-based serum, this is called Rosacalm Skin Serum, the pH of this is 5.0 so it’s well-established for your skin’s
barrier, and it is water-based. And you can use this, it has Glycerin, it has
Sodium Hyaluronate for humectants, but it also has oat-derived Beta-glucan, and it
has different ingredients in here to help you with your skin’s healing
process. So if you want to do your research on this, when I was saying
ingredients that helps your skin’s ability to hold on to the moisture, it’s
Glycosaminoglycans as well as Muco polysaccharide.
It also has Licorice Root Extract as well-, as well as Sea Whip Extract, and
that also helps your skin’s texture, and ability to hold in the moisture, as well
as even out skin tone. Here is another PRO TIP that I like to advise my clients
who have Acne and they don’t like to use moisturizers, and people who have Rosacea.
If you put this in the refrigerator, during the summer, or after a workout, or
when your face is really flushed and inflamed, if you take it out of the
refrigerator, it’s nice and cool, and you put it on liberally all over your, your
face, your neck, and your chest. And it also has Bioflavonoids which helps
support capillary health. Okay, so for those of you who are Do-It-Yourselfers,
here is something that you can use to help calm down the skin: Take equal parts
Turmeric, raw honey and organic milk, or yogurt — PLAIN — and mix it up, you can put it in the refrigerator to really cool it down, and then apply it liberally on your
face, your neck, and your chest for 20 minutes. Then you can rinse it off, or you
can tissue off and then rinse later, and that helps calm down and soothe the skin,
because Turmeric is well-known for being an anti-inflammatory product. If you are
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  1. When my son was younger he had a red face and even the Doctors were having trouble diagnosing it. It has now gone away. Thank you for the video

  2. How many of you struggle with sensitive skin? For those of you who have sensitive skin or Rosacea, how do calm down your skin?

  3. Thank you for this Christy!! I have rosacea and struggle to find products that won't make it flare up. You are soooo knowledgable about all things skin!

  4. Are there any treatments to help with the “orange peel” texture of skin? Lasers, peels….? My flare ups bring on more texture then red 😔

  5. I calm my rosacea by stop caring what people may think of me. When they ask "are you OK?you are red" or "why are you red?" I stare in their eyes for 2 seconds then I ignore them and continue what I was doing before. Now about skin care: cleanse with mix of oils and cotton gentle cloth, hyaluronic acid serum, cold aloe Vera gel and last step dandelion cream I made last year. Every other day I use 2% BHA. When I get my hands on azelaic acid cream I'll include it in my routine as well.

  6. I LOVE your videos! You explain skincare so thoroughly. I have sensitive, acne prone, combination skin type and I'm always red around my cheeks. Not sure if its rosacea but a few of the symptoms match (large pores and textured skin) 😔 It helps (for a little while) to splash cold water on my face after washing. I wish I could make an appt with you! Sadly I'm thousands of miles away from California.

  7. Hi Christie, I am diagnosed with rosacea but my bumps around chin and neck are very itchy, nobody talk about itchiness, that confuse me a little, what is your opinion on that? Thanks a lot for your video☺

  8. I have sensitive skin and I have tan on my face and neck and both of my hands..nothing is helping..what can I do?I am 36 yrs old lady.

  9. I love your videos 💕 I have sensitive skin. I always consume food that an-ti inflammation and I love to DRINK TURMERIC WITH BLACK PEPPER AFTER MEAL EVERYDAY! 👍

  10. I don’t think I have that sensitive of skin and I definitely don’t have rosacea, but it’s good incorporate some of those calming ingredients anyways right?

  11. Hi Christy! I have been watching your videos for a while and I absolutely love your content! I am in my late twenties and I am trying to prevent aging as much as I can following all your recommendations. Could you please suggest brands that can be purchased in Europe? Sometimes it's difficult to find equivalents of the products you show here in Germany. Thank you!

  12. I wish I can purchase your product socially the toner for my Rosácea, but you only take pay pal and I use Amex.

  13. Have to admit, I had no idea there was a Rosacea Awareness Month…that's pretty cool and so specific to the skin care world…!

  14. I really love your video !! You explain really clear about skincare. Especially you mention methol, peppermint, and alcohol. I did not aware of those.

  15. Hey Christy, what bha product do you recommend? How about what moisturizer do you recommend as well? Thanks a bunch.

  16. The battle between anti-aging/exfoliation and keeping skin calm, is real! I didnt exfoliate for years because it causes flares. I started with Paula's ChoIce CALM system that contained 1% BHA, and my skin tolerated it well. I went up to 8% AHA and BHA and at first it helped the texture ( especially the milia right under the eye cream zone) but then , BAM! Pustules came out. Had to go back to a glycerin based toner and slathering a good moisturizer over the top to calm. Sometimes I feel like I will never have smooth skin with small pores!

    Great tips!

  17. Hello. This is a off topic but can you suggest any tips for KP? I'm black and have it on my arms, the dark marks from the bumps are my main issue. Thanks

  18. Thank you ! I have mild rosacea . I always stay away buy fragrance free products as I noticed that was a main trigger for me. I’ll be purchasing some of your products for sure

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