Exfoliation is truly effective to restore healthy, smooth, polished skin. Skin Care mavens with normal or oily skin rely on exfoliation to reveal a natural glow. However even the most educated consumers with sensitive skin, especially those that have rosacea often skip this step, out of fear of causing an angry, red flare.
Exfoliation for rosacea prone skin is a rarely discussed aspect of sensitive skin care. Gritty plastic “microbeads”, chemical peels and even powerful fruit acids can cause micro-tears in the skin’s surface and break the protective lipids, making the skin even more prone to the ravages of Demodex (the common skin biome that some people seem to become allergic to and/or for some reason overgrow in certain populations). This can quickly disrupt the skins’ balance, causing redness, irritation and breakouts.
The Reasons to Exfoliate Rosacea Skin
Skipping exfoliation is no cure for rosacea. In the short-term, exfoliating acids/enzymes brighten dull skin, removes old, dead skin cells, while brightening and exfoliating. Whereas in the long-term exfolitation stimulates collagen, heals and transforms skin into radiant health over time.
With the right products, exfoliation while coping with rosacea can:
- Expedite cell turnover and remove dead skin cells to reveal underlying fresh skin.
- Improve skin tolerance, making it easier for targeted skin treatments to penetrate the surface of the skin more effectively.
- Unblock pores and keep the population of demodex mites (the primary causitive agent of rosacea) in-check.
- Keep skin clear, and allow for production of natural oils to repair damaged skin.
- Skin healing actives in the correct exfoliating masks fight acne and blemishes and helps to calm skin redness.
How to Exfoliate Rosacea Skin?
Anything that irritates your skin can make your rosacea worsen. Physical exfoliators, such as particulates or granules, fruit pits, nut shells or devices like cleansing brushes are too harsh for (Sensitive/Blemished/Rosacea) Pitta Skin type. Using natural exfoliants like Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids, Salicylic Acid from White Willow Bark, Lemon and Papain Enzyme from Papaya are perfect ingredients for both clearing skin impurities and brightening of rosacea skin. These exfoliants provide both immediate and long-term results.
‘Less Frequency’, ‘Lower Strength’ and ‘Delicate Ingredients’ – these are the three mantras for selecting an Exfoliator/Mask/Scrub for rosacea skin.
Puraveda Organics SBR Papaya & Honey Facial Mask ensures deep cleaning without causing redness or irritation. It is also free from abrasive exfoliators or abrasive particles and harsh chemicals, which makes it very gentle for your delicate skin.
Make sure you start the treatment with a clean face. For Exfoliation (up to 3X times a week), apply a thin layer of the exfoliator and gently work in circles, concentrating on problem areas. You can also use it as a Mask (up to 2-3 times per week) by leaving it on the skin for 5-60 minutes followed by rinsing off with warm water.
Rich in Manuka Honey, the facial mask also helps to restore moisture loss, treat inflammation and speed up skin’s healing process.
Remember that over-exfoliation can take away too much of the protective barrier and also help moisture to escape, which can intensify the skin condition. After pat drying, immediately follow up with a Hydrator, and our treatment Serums for superior moisture restoration and healing action.
What Else to Do for Treating Rosacea Skin?
As we know, there’s no absolute cure for Rosacea, but only control. With the help of Ayurvedic Skin Science, the symptoms of Rosacea can be efficiently (dramatially) subsided, which can prevent redness, irritation and breakouts. Follow a Pitta (Sensitive/Blemished/Rosacea) Skincare Regimen (Cleanser, Hydrator and Serum) 2X times a day to keep rosacea in-control. During daytime, apply SunProtect SPF 30+ Mineral-Based Sunscreen with 22% Zinc Oxide, which is exceptionally gentle and best for rosacea-prone skin.
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