Think you have rosacea or sensitive skin? Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects over three million Canadians.
The first sign may be intermittent redness or blushing. 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 severity is unpredictable. There is no known cure, but it can be managed with appropriate treatment and lifestyle changes.
Anyone who has experienced rosacea has also experienced the constant hunt for skincare that actually does what it says it will do and reduce the redness and soothe the skin. Finding a natural, organic cream that can multi task is truly important. Chronic sufferers spend so much time and money on masking the side effects of this inflammatory condition with both skincare and makeup. Makeup can often appear flakey, rough and dry. Fear of becoming redder from exfoliation stops them from trying to exfoliate, while gimmicky products contain ingredients that inflame the skin even further. Diets that avoid rosacea triggers are often recommended along with various skin treatments and creams.
Foods to avoid / rosacea triggers
• Spicy foods and ‘hot’ spices like paprika, cayenne, cumin and black pepper
• Dairy – think yoghurt, cheese and sour cream
• High histamine foods like citrus fruits, tomatoes, chocolate and vinegar
• Alcohol (particularly red wine, champagne and beer)
• Hot drinks, including tea, coffee and hot chocolate
Foods to eat on the rosacea diet
• Leafy greens and whole grains
• Nuts and berries
• Lentils, asparagus and kale
• Deeply pigmented fruits and vegetables such as sweet potato, broccoli and cauliflower
• Fatty fish, such as wild salmon and mackerel
• Chia flax seeds
Here’s what Claudia has to says about elaspa anti redness skincare:
I used to be a skeptic of all natural, organic skincare lines, until I discovered elaspa. I struggle with rosacea, a vascular condition of the skin which can be very embarrassing, painful, and uncomfortable for me on a daily basis and having there be no cure for it makes it that much harder to find products I trust will take good care of my skin. The anti-redness cream forte is by far my favourite product I’ve used so far – it’s so luxurious.
Using elaspa products have truly been so nourishing, calming, and gentle for my problematic skin and have reduced the symptoms of my rosacea dramatically. I have researched every single ingredient in my elaspa products and can proudly say they are one of the few organic/all-natural skincare lines that stick by their commitment 100% which is why they have won my heart. They have truly outdone themselves with combining the best of nature + science, and there’s not a doubt in my mind I chose the right skincare line.
Blanche Macdonald Graduate
The elaspa home skincare routine for rosacea skin includes:
Step 1 optimal facial cleanser – with marshmallow root extract for its softening and anti-inflammatory effect and helps inhibit degradation of hyluronic acid
Step 2 gentle bamboo exfoliator -spherical bamboo helps with cellular turnover while Vit E from shea is healing
Step 3 anti-redness serum – gingko biloba leaf extract strengthens capillary walls and holly leaf for its anti-inflammatory abilities. Hyluronic acid hydrates the skin.
Step 4 anti-redness cream forte – arnica Montana shrinks and strengthens capillary walls and soothes irritation
Step 5 add soothing treatment as a mask one or twice a week when feeling inflamed – sea mayweed and algae soothe and calm the skin while aloe softens and smoothes the texture.
Our laboratory tested and scientifically proven formulas offer amazing calming and soothing results for rosacea skin: