It’s often women who suffer from continuously red, painful skin with bumps. Sometimes even a diagnosis is given: rosacea. But what is it? And how do you best deal with it?
Rosacea is a skin condition in which the skin is chronically inflamed. The skin is red, with burst capillaries, and feels burning. You also have pimples or bumps. This is also why it is often mistaken for an allergic reaction or acne.
What is the difference between redness and rosacea?
First, it’s good to know that redness and rosacea are not the same things. Redness in your face can be caused by burst capillaries, then there is rosacea. But sensitive skin or eczema can also cause redness. Rosacea (you pronounce it as rosAcea) is a completely different skin condition, being a chronic inflammation. This is expressed by red cheeks, or a thickened red skin on and around the nose, with in addition bumps and pimples, looking like acne.
How do you care for rosacea?
To reduce inflammation, it is best to use the Witlof Skincare Balancing Toner. The various floral waters and apple cider vinegar in the toner reduce redness and are anti-inflammatory and calming.
In addition, use as few oily products on your skin as possible. You have probably already experienced that the redness flares up when you apply oils. In that case, you also know that you are most likely dealing with rosacea. Your advised skin routine will be: less is more. So only cleaning with water and using the Balancing Toner (if you like several times a day) is sufficient. In some cases, you could add the Smoothing Peel to improve your skin condition, but it is important to test carefully how your skin reacts to it first.
Rosacea and nutrition
Furthermore, it is strongly recommended to look at your diet. We have experienced that there is often a relationship with hypersensitivity to certain foods, especially dairy products. These, and for example drinking alcohol, make the inflammation worse. Try a dairy-free diet for 2 to 4 weeks and also avoid alcohol and coffee. Then, many cases will show an improvement in the skin’s condition.
Redness and rosacea can have multiple causes and solutions. Would you like personal advice on how you can best take care of your skin? Then schedule a free consultation with our skin expert Caroline, so we can chat further about what works for you.