Redness and Rosacea

Reduce facial redness

Rosacea is a common and often frustrating skin condition.  At Skinsmiths, we have numerous treatments available to help reduce its appearance. 

How to treat redness

Rosacea usually first appears as subtle reddening on the face, and over time, can develop into inflammation and skin eruptions. Common symptoms of rosacea include flushing or blushing which occurs easily and lasts longer than normal, burning or stinging sensations, or visible red lines on the face. While rosacea usually affects the face, it can also occur on the chest, neck, ears, back and scalp.

Who gets rosacea?

Rosacea is most common in adults aged 30-60, although it has been diagnosed in children.

What causes rosacea?

Exact causes of rosacea are still unknown, however a variety of lifestyle factors (such as particular foods and activities) can trigger rosacea outbreaks.

 

TREATING REDNESS

We offer a number of skin treatments that can improve facial redness. Laser for redness treatments can help target the concern and reduce the appearance of rosacea.

What to eat

Some people find certain foods and drinks trigger their symptoms more than others, so you may want to consider how your diet could be affecting your rosacea flare-ups. Spices such as black pepper, cayenne and chili powder or drinks such as hot coffee or tea may contribute to inflammation. 

On the other hand, vegetables such as carrots, kumara and broccoli have antioxidants that can help protect cells from the environmental damage that can further irritate rosacea-prone skin. Salmon, walnuts and other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids may also help with anti-inflammatory properties.