Rosacea is a skin condition that mainly affects the face. In appearance the skin looks red on the central face across the cheeks, nose and forehead, but can also commonly affect the neck, chest,ears and scalp. People suffering from this condition may experience spots and persistent redness of their skin. Quite commonly, this leads to hot, burning and often itchy sensations on the skin.

When skin is suffering from this inflammotry condition, it is also suffering from an impaired acid mantle ( secretions of sweat and sebum that produce a fatty film on the surface of the skin).

While the exact cause of Rosacea is unknown, some of the most common triggers are : sun exposure, aggressive skin-care products, low essential fatty acid diets, emotional stress, hot or cold weather, wind, alcohol, spicy foods, heavy exercise, hot baths and heated beverages.

The first and most important step to take is to repair the acid mantle through nutritional diets rich in essential fatty acids, specifically Omega 3 and 6. Harsh and drying skin care products containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) would be aggravating and are detrimental to the skin, therefore they must be avoided.

Patients suffering from this condition will highly benefit from gentle and appropriate skin care. At La Peau we highly recommend Cytobi (cytology and biology ) from GERnetic which is a phenomenal treatment cream that soothes rosacea, eczema,psoriasis and all types of severe dermatological conditions that are difficult to resolve.

This super nourishing cream delivers five biological extracts containing nearly all the essential amino acids,proteins,vitamins,essential fatty acids and trace elements,particularly indispensable for healthy cells,a strong acid mantle and for a well-nourished skin.

Call us or e-mail us for more information so that we help you eliminate those rosy cheeks you’d rather be without.