A nationally renowned Esthetician, today’s guest blogger, Sueane Mun is also endowed with an all-encompassing interest in holistic health. She brings to the Perricone MD Flagship Store over a decade of professional experience in the fashion & beauty industry combined with rigorous training in the Eastern Healing Arts.
Rosacea can be one of the most difficult skin conditions to manage. It is a systemic problem due to chronic inflammation and can just “flare up” at unexpected times. Unfortunately, people who have Rosacea experience some difficult symptoms including: weakened collagen, clogged pores, and dilated capillaries, which can give the skin a red, and almost acne-like, rash. Here are my tips to calm a flare up:
- Follow Dr. Perricone’s anti-inflammatory diet. Eat more Wild Alaskan Salmon and dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach and watercress. Complex carbs such as Quinoa, beans and vegetables are a must!
- Supplements are your nutritional safety net- increase your intake of Omega-3s, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester.
- No harsh scrubs or chemicals to be used topically ever. Remember, over-exfoliating creates inflammation on the skin and damages the epidermis leading to advanced aging.
- Decline from drinking alcohol, sugar, wheat, all sodas including diet, coffee, fried, spicy and processed fast food. I can tell with my Rosacea clients whether they’ve indulged on a night on the town drinking alcohol. The skin does not lie!
- There is no cure for Rosacea, but many of my clients who suffer from it find that Cold Plasma and the Acyl-Glutathione have significantly brought down inflammation in the skin, making their skin less red.
How do you control a Rosacea flare up or a breakout?