Rosacea

Rosacea is a genetically inherited condition which affects mostly Caucasian men and women between the ages of 30 – 50. The skin may be clear for weeks, months, or years and then erupt again. Rosacea tends to evolve in stages and typically causes inflammation of the skin of the face, particularly the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin.

Rosacea generally lasts for years, and if untreated, it tends to gradually worsen.  It cannot be cured; it can be controlled with proper, regular treatments.

Smoking, spicy foods, hot drinks, and alcohol may cause flushing and should be avoided. Exposure to sunlight and to extreme hot and cold temperatures should be limited as much as possible. Red wine and chocolate are two well-known rosacea triggers. Some listed foods may have no effect on one patient’s rosacea but severely affect someone else. Individual reaction patterns vary greatly in rosacea.

Lavinia Botanica Rosacea contains the following oils:

Almond Oil – Sweet almond oil is one of the most used carrier oils as it is quite light and is widely available. This oil is a great emollient and nourishes dry skin. It is beneficial in relieving the itching caused by eczema.

Rosehip Oil – In we looked at the skin healing properties of this fantastic oil. Rosehip oil is frequently used in cosmetics and is a fantastic natural source of retinoic acid which works well for scarring, burns and eczema.

Jojoba Oil is really a wax. The structure of the jojoba oil resembles the skin’s natural oil. This is ideal to use. It is used for rosacea because of its emollient properties, its non-irritating effects and because it reduces water loss, thereby helping to keep your skin moist.

Safflower Oil contains many of the same properties that Jojoba Oil has such as being excellent oil that is almost identical to the natural oil of the human body.

Olive oil – Olive oil traps moisture in the skin and contain antioxidants which help neutralize free radicals that can cause skin aging.

Lavender essential oil smells great, but it also has soothing and healing properties for skin.

 Frankincense – Has anti-inflammatory properties.

Chamomile soothes and calms the skin, helps cell regrowth and heals the damaged parts of the skin.  It has analgesic anti-inflammatory, anti-allergeric and fungicidal properties.

 Tea tree oil helps prevent the infections that often occur from scratching at eczema.

 Geranium is one of the best skin care oils, promoting stability and balance. It’s also anti-bacterial and an anti-inflammatory.

Cedarwood is used for centuries to treat skin conditions; it helps with the inflammation, redness, and it also an antiseptic, toner, and astringent.

Vetiver is soft, smoky, resinous scent is so calming and grounding. It helps to dispel negativity, anger and irritability.  It is also helpful for releasing grief and calming panic.

Flower essences have been known for their therapeutic qualities across many cultures from ancient times to present Australian indigenous communities.  Bush flowers are used to calm emotions and help to give clarity to one’s life

The information presented in the brochure is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical condition nor to replace the advice or care of a qualified health professional.