What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common skin disease that causes redness and swelling on the face and is often characterized by flare-ups followed by periods of remission. Redness and tiny pimples often occur on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead. In severe cases, excess tissue can cause the nose to appear swollen and bumpy. Small visible blood vessels may appear on the face and rosacea may also cause eye irritation. Rosacea usually begins after age 30. The exact cause is still unknown.
In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) pathology, it is thought that there is excessive heat (toxins) accumulated in the lungs, liver, and stomach channels which can flare up showing symptoms on the face. Therefore, external treatment with a cream is not sufficient. The better approach is to detoxify your body because it then expels the toxins from inside and prevents the problems from coming back. *
Many people who have rosacea tend to go undiagnosed due to thinking that they simply have sensitive skin or tend to blush or flush more easily. Still others mistakenly believe that they have acne. However, the condition is not something that a person can outgrow, and it will get worse if it is not treated or controlled over time.
While the actual cause of rosacea, which is not contagious or infectious, is not known, it is believed that the condition starts with a genetic abnormality that lessens the ability of the body to control facial inflammation. The condition is often aggravated by repeated episodes of blushing or flushing, which can make the blood vessels in the face more noticeable. Additionally, as flare-ups continue, it can lead to the bumps that resemble acne on the chin, cheeks and forehead. It is this level of inflammation that often leads sufferers to believe they are simply dealing with a pimple outbreak.
Rosacea typically affects those who have light or fair skin and that are between the ages of 30 to 50 years of age. While the condition is seen much more often in women, it is common in men, who generally have much more severe cases of the condition. Some of the most common risk factors are being of Scottish, Irish or English descent, a family history of rosacea, blushing easily, having fair skin and going through menopause.
While the cause of rosacea is unknown, researchers have determined that there are triggers that can cause flares:
- Frequent or easy blushing
- Certain prescription medications
- Embarrassment, fear, anxiety and/or stress
- Exposure to the sun or heat
- Strong or brisk wind
- Spicy foods
In order to consider rosacea treatment, it is important to understand the symptoms. Rosacea flares, which occur when the symptoms increase, may happen within a few days of each other, or may not recur for years. However, when they do occur, they include the following:
- Flushing or blushing
- Reddening of the skin in the cheeks, chin, nose and forehead
- A burning sensation on the skin
- Red, bumpy areas
- Cysts and small, pimple-like sores in the later stages
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Primary Treatment Products
Acneed Tablet: Our Acneed Tablet is an effective herbal treatment for Acne. This unique herbal formula was designed by Dr. Li for all types of acne and rosacea. The treatment has been used in her clinic for over 15 years.
Our Acneed Tablet Directions:
For mild to moderate acne, take 6 tablet, twice daily; For moderate to severe acne, take 6 to 8 tablet, twice daily. It is preferable to take the tablet after meals.
Rosacea Facial Cream: works to help remove the redness and prevent the breakouts. This botanical cream can also help strengthen your skin tissues to repair your damaged skin.
Rosacea Facial Cream Directions:
Apply the cream on clean face 2 to 3 times daily as moisturizer. For first time user, test it on small area to avoid allergy reaction.
Acneed Cream: Effective blend of natural essential oils specially designed to decrease blackheads, whiteheads and oily skin. It works to clear the impurities, diminish the pores, and helps smooth any scars in your complexion. *
Acneed Cream Directions:
Apply to the face or other affected site as a moisturizer 2-3 times daily. To avoid risk of allergy, test on a small patch of skin before use. Avoid contact with the eyes.
Supplementary Treatment Products
Skin Detox Formula: Detoxification is essential for people with skin disorders. The liver is the major organ involved in many processes of detoxification including the removal of toxins from our blood. The lungs bring the oxygen to the body and convert it to energy for the cells. The digestive system absorbs nutrients into the circulatory system to nourish the tissues and cells. Proper balance and function of the liver, lungs, and digestive system maintains a healthy body, thus your skin can greatly benefit from detoxification.
Dead Sea Mineral Soap: The therapeutic effects of bathing in the Dead Sea are well known especially in treating psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. We provide 100% genuine and therapy grade dead sea salt from the middle east.
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