Rosacea, “The Curse of The Celts”.
Rosacea is a long-term skin condition, characterized by facial redness, small and superficial dilated blood vessels on facial skin, papules (small bumps), pustules, and swelling. It is three time more common in women than in men, affects all ages, but is most commonly found in people between the ages of 30 & 50.
Rosacea & Skincare.
Whilst avoiding certain foods (i.e., tea, coffee, alcohol, spicy foods) and other triggers (such as stress and extreme weather conditions) can help with the condition, one’s skincare regime plays a major role in reducing the symptoms of rosacea. Here’s how Little Red products can help:
They each contain the following ingredients:
Organic rosehip oil:
The vitamins and essential fatty acids that occur naturally in cold-pressed rosehip oil possess anti-inflammatory properties, known to heal and soothe damaged or dilated capillaries, which cause the redness of rosacea. Rosehip oil delivers a natural boost to the regenerative ability of your skin cells, and can actually help your body repair unsightly marks of rosacea and other skin conditions.
Organic jojoba oil:
Renowned for its healing properties, jojoba oil has an identical molecular structure to our natural skin oil, sebum. Its rich moisturising elements can effectively penetrate deep into the skin and reduce swelling and redness via its anti-inflammatory properties. It unblocks pores (caused by blood pooling associated with rosacea), provides a human sebum-like cover, and acts as a barrier needed to protect the affected skin and prevent itchiness and dehydration.
Organic avocado oil:
Rich in unsaturated fats, avocado oil promotes a softer skin by keeping cells deep down hydrated, and helps to fight rosacea’s adverse effects of facial reddening, itchiness and dryness. The proteins in the form of anti-inflammatory amino acids in avocado oil can penetrate already damaged skin cells to promote quicker recovery and healing.
Organic flower waters (rose water and lavender water respectively):
These flower waters help to calm down the rosacea-inflamed capillaries that are close to the skin. Their soothing, toning, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties can alleviate irritation from rosacea. Rich in antioxidants, they stimulate the growth of healthy new cells, promote healing, and can even prevent scarring caused by rosacea and other skin ailments.
Essential oils of rose/lavender:
The strong astringent, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of these revered essential oils, can help to soothe and calm the painful inflammation and redness of rosacea. They also balance facial oil production, thus rehydrating dry skin, which plagues many rosacea sufferers.
Organic Carrageen moss (seaweed extract):
This is a naturally hydrating topical skin food and an ancient Irish cure, known to alleviate the symptoms of dry, itchy, inflamed skin associated with rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. Bursting with antioxidant nutrients and minerals, its anti-microbial and anti-viral characteristics aid in the treatment of multiple skin conditions, also smoothening out marks caused by damaged skin tissue.
The natural anti-allergen properties of beeswax make it beneficial for even the most sensitive skin. It is rich in Vitamin A, anti-inflammatory, and so can help to calm and soothe irritated skin caused by rosacea. It can also speed up the healing process of damaged skin tissue, by regenerating healthy cell growth. Last, but not least, beeswax acts as a barrier on the surface of the skin, locking in moisture and protecting sensitive skin from environmental elements.
Note: As with all skin conditions, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist or medical practitioner.