Can’t make a moisturizer for über sensitive skin? #candew!

25% of women who have rosacea associate their skin irritation with the use of moisturizers.* Red Better Daily Therapy Moisturizer isn’t only ultra-gentle (sans all 76 common allergens) but also features specific therapeutic benefits like anti-cathelicidins,** anti-inflammatories and antioxidants (all important for rosacea management) and anti-microbials to target Demodex folliculorum.

A simple cleanser can’t make a difference, can it? #candew!

By reducing irritation and protecting the skin’s compromised barrier, as well as providing antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory therapy, the right cleanser can “enhance the overall management” of rosacea.”*

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Can I ever get a facial if I have rosacea? #candew!

Our “Oh So N-ice” facial uses only our ultra-gentle formulations and anti-inflammatory Red Better products — plus strategic cool compresses — to soothe and relieve red or hyperreactive skin. It calms and cools, and treats skin to some quality time with reparative antioxidants and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.

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Rosacea can’t be successfully managed, can it? #candew!

Rosacea has a “complex, multifactorial pathophysiology”** — basically meaning it has several symptoms and many possible causes. Some of these include sensitivity due to the skin’s barrier dysfunction, photo-damage, too much cathelicidin (pro-inflammatory) in the skin, and certain mites called Demodex folliculorum. Management is possible but it does require, more than anything else, prevention: avoid sun and light exposure, use a powerful (yet allergen-free) mineral sun AND light screen (even indoor lights can cause a photosensitive reaction), proper skin care (avoid your allergens — get a patch test to be sure), and a good dermatologist (some cases may need medication).** Think you might have rosacea? Stay calm and follow these steps.

YOU NEED A DERMATOLOGIST 

Even experts are known to mistake one skin disease for another, and rosacea can look like other conditions to an untrained eye (you shouldn’t be self-diagnosing, no matter how confident you feel about your Google medical degree). Seek out a dermatologist —ideally one who specializes in rosacea.

ASK YOUR DERMATOLOGIST FOR A PATCH TEST 

“External irritants, which may be included in many poorly selected skin-care and cosmetic products, can exacerbate signs and symptoms of rosacea.”** Knowing which allergens you, in particular, are sensitive to, is incredibly empowering and helps you avoid exactly what you need to. A patch test saves you the confusion and frustration (and expense!) of random trial and error.

KEEP YOUR SKIN CALM 

There’s a reason why so many rosacea products contain antioxidants and ant-inflammatories — they help reduce inflammation and damage from oxidation. But some products with these important ingredients also contain allergens and irritants. Red Better has only antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and anti-microbials that are non-allergens, providing therapeutic benefits without the sensitizers known to trigger rosacea.

For more on rosacea, check out Rosacea Roundup and How To Manage Rosacea on Skintelligencenter.com.

*Draelos ZD. Facial hygiene and comprehensive management of rosacea. Cutis. 2004;73:183–187

**Del Rosso JQ, Baum EW. Comprehensive medical management of rosacea: an interim study report and literature review. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2008;1:20–25

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