ASCP Skin Deep

MARCH | APRIL 2020

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A d v e r t o r i a l It's estimated there are more than 45 million rosacea cases globally – dispersed among women and men. Despite its prevalence, rosacea remains one of the most commonly misunderstood inflammatory skin diseases. Typically, rosacea will cause facial redness in the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead, as well as sensitivities, burning, stinging, swelling, papules, pustules, expanded surface capillaries, and dilated veins. Often misdiagnosed as adult acne, allergies or eczema, if left untreated, rosacea tends to worsen over time. The first stage will often manifest in the form of frequent blushing or flushing as skin becomes irritated by certain topicals, acne medications, chemical-based sunscreens, and improper care and protection. The second stage will appear as a continuous reddening of the skin. Expanded surfaced capillaries, and papules or pustules may also appear. The third stage is a deeper, more persistent redness often accompanied by dilated veins particularly around the nose. An early sign is fibroplasia (excess tissue growth), which may produce enlarged pores. There are many theories around what causes rosacea, however much of the research points to internal issues such as a sluggish circulatory system, the inability to flush bad bacteria from the body resulting in gut issues, emotional stress which aggravates the nervous system, and an excess of demodex mites. While there's no known cure for rosacea, we can make an impact and slow down its progression. This is why early diagnosis is so important. The goal with rosacea is to focus on ingredients that reduce redness, bacteria, inflammation and strengthen the skin from within. For this, look for ingredients such as: • RETINALDEHYDE : encapsulated retinaldehyde is a vitamin A that encourages cell regeneration and an increase in collagen and elastin as well as fights bacteria. B y S h a n n o n E s a u , C E O o f R h o n d a A l l i s o n C o s m e c e u t i c a l s In the treatment room, the goal for rosacea clients is to strengthen the skin without over stimulating the underlying inflammation and without causing further flare ups. This is achieved primarily through the use of "rosacea-friendly" ingredients, specific techniques, facials and peels, like the new RA Rosacea Rescue protocols. As with most skin conditions there is no one size fits all. Each will require a personalized approach however, there are a few best practices and ingredients that work well for restoring the health and vitality of many rosacea skins. after before R E S T O R I N G R O S A C E A S K I N Rosacea Skin Restore & Protect

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