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Today in Part 2 of our Sensitive Skin blog we’re looking at the extremes of sensitivity and how if left uncared for your sensitive skin may become a ‘real pain.’

Rosacea is a skin condition which is often associated with a sensitive skin…

It’s an inflammatory condition of the skin on your face, characterised by enlarged blood vessels. This is known as ‘first stage’ rosacea. 

Rosacea results in flushing or blushing that lasts longer than normal, often accompanied by a burning or stinging sensation. 

It often appears during peri menopause and menopause because of hormone imbalances and fluctuations in body temperature. 

This inflammatory skin condition often appears as a butterfly shape from the middle of your forehead, across your cheeks, nose and chin. You may suffer from persistent redness and visible blood capillaries, your skin will be sensitive and reactive with pimples throughout the redness. In more severe cases you may see a thickening of your skin, especially around your nose, the redness may then get deeper and look purple in colour.

What causes rosacea?

Your blood microcirculation needs oxygen to function efficiently. During the onset of rosacea your microcirculation becomes restricted (because of your skin flushing). This restriction prevents good levels of oxygen from reaching your microcirculation.

It’s a snowball effect… 

Your cells become ‘suffocated’ from the lack of oxygen leading to your microcirculation becoming more restricted. This results in a greater lack of oxygen reaching your cells, now we see more redness and flushes last longer. The development of rosacea begins. 

Acne rosacea is known as the second stage. Skin flushing in a ‘butterfly’ shape spreads from the centre of your forehead, across your nose, cheeks and chin. There is often congestion within the red areas, but don’t reach for the spot creams or skin stripping lotions and potions. Your skin is sensitive and must be treated very gently. 

How can we effectively treat rosacea & sensitive skin.

Our Advanced Photo-Dynamic Therapy Treatment for Rosacea & Sensitive Skin is heaven sent for sensitive skin and all stages of rosacea.

Using LED light therapy (yellow light). Yellow light works to the depth of 590 nm. This is the depth of the skin where your nerve endings and lymphocytes are present. (It’s also the same depth as the medical V Pulse laser gets to within your skin).  

Photo-Dynamic Therapy Treatment for Rosacea & Sensitive Skin will help to diffuse redness and smaller blood vessels. There’s no down time like there is after laser treatment. We combine luxurious treatment protocols with our medical grade technology and treatment supporting homecare options to amplify your results. Find your nearest Photo-Dynamic Therapy stockist here.

Real Results - you can read Yvonne's skincare transformation here.

Our salon strengthTreatment Boost for Rosacea & Sensitive Skinis a dynamic blend of ingredients to treat rosacea and sensitive skin. Immediately this lightweight product leaves your skin feeling hydrated and supple. Over time our potent cocktail will deliver outstanding results. 

What makes this Treatment Boost so good…? 

We want to get to the heart of the problem. We need an unrestricted microcirculation to allow oxygen to your cells to flush stagnant blood and toxins out of your microcirculation. This is what gives you long term results, it’s a skin transformation.

Here are our best skincare creams for sensitive skin.

Sensitive Skin Creamis a lightweight texture, its a gel cream. It brings a soothed skin finish without surface oiliness, it will immediately calm the surface of your sensitive skin. 

Thanks to the hyper effective comforting and soothing formulation it will help to reduce the signs of skin sensitivity: pain, swelling, itching, redness and heat. With regular use your skin will be restored, it will be more able to defend itself and more able to act youthfully. 

One more thing… 

Because of its lightweight formulation we recommend Sensitive Skin Cream if you’re suffering with advanced stages of skin redness. This inflammatory skin condition often appears as a butterfly shape from the middle of your forehead, across your cheeks, nose and chin. You may suffer from persistent redness and visible blood capillaries. Your skin will be sensitive, reactive, with pimples throughout the redness. In more severe cases you may see a thickening of your skin, especially around your nose, the redness may then get deeper and look purple in colour. 

Sensitive Skin Rich Creamis a comforting texture. It cocoons your fragile sensitive skin bringing an immediate calming sensation. It will immediately soothe the surface of your dry sensitive skin. 

Thanks to the hyper effective formulation, it will help to reduce the signs of skin sensitivity: pain, swelling, itching, redness, and heat. With regular use your skin will be restored, it will be more able to defend itself or able to act more youthfully. 

What makes our Sensitive Skin and Sensitive Skin Rich Creams so good?... 

Our Neuro Soothing Cosmetic investigates the relationship between your nervous system and your skin. Your nervous system signals your skin to respond or react to stimulus. It does this by a skin messaging service, it instructs the release of the aggressive messenger. It’s this that creates your skin reaction, i.e. pain, swelling, itching, redness, heat. 

To reduce this aggressive message we must change the signal and the message to messages that tell your skin to be calm and act like an anti-inflammatory. By using this ingredient, over time your skin learns to react less and respond differently. It becomes stronger, more resilient to stimulus. 

Not sure which products you need to treat your sensitive skin? Book an appointment at our Virtual Skin Barhere.