Combatting Chronic Redness

A delicate blush to the cheeks is never a bad thing when one is shy or embarrassed by a neatly turned compliment, or even a delicate tinting of the skin thanks to a subtle application of blusher. It is, in fact, rather attractive. But when it is a burning bright red which will just not go away, that is a totally different matter.

If you are suffering from unrelenting chronic redness you probably have one of four very different conditions – psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or rosacea. It is advisable not to diagnose yourself but rather visit your doctor first.

If you have rosacea or sensitised skin, the pHformula chronic redness skin resurfacing treatments not only ease the skin condition, but can reverse it and, at the same time, regenerate your skin. pHformula’s advanced treatment-focused, result-orientated skin resurfacing system specifically designed for rosacea or chronic redness achieves the same deep-skin healings as medical treatments, but without the side-effects.


What are the symptoms of rosacea?

Rosacea is common in adults and is often hereditary. It reveals itself as red, tiny dilated blood vessels. As the inflammation increases pus-filled bumps, pimples and swelling may also appear. Rosacea commonly affects the central third of the face, especially the nose, and its intensity varies over time. While there are different sub-types of rosacea, erythematotelangiectatic type rosacea (ETR) is the most common. It looks like, and is often known as adult acne, which is hardly surprising as it is characterised by:

• Persistent redness or flushing of the central third of the face including the nose and cheeks. It can also affect the chin.
• Visible broken blood vessels
• Swollen skin
• Sensitive skin
• Stinging and burning skin
• Dry, rough and scaly skin


What the rosacea influencers?

It is important to know what causes rosacea. The most significant influencers are capillary fragility, UV radiation, corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicines), anxiety, stress, and microbial bacterial infections. All of these lead to oxidative stress and this then has a knock-on effect. Oxidative stress is revealed in either facial irritation or capillary vasodilatation. Oxidative stress is the foundation for what happens next in the skin. When combined with a loss of vascular tone and increased infection, oxidative stress causes an increase in capillary permeability. When oxidative stress combines with infection and inflammation it causes flushing.

From there, flushing and increased capillary permeability result in telangiectasia, or enlarged veins, and couperose, or broken capillaries. The final result, rosacea or chronic redness, is caused by the combination of enlarged veins and broken capillaries..
It is best to avoid chocolate, alcohol, seafood and spicy foods as all of these can either cause or aggravate the condition. Find healthy ways to reduce the levels of anxiety and stress in your life.

Which products should I be using?

Our products have the most effective active ingredients to resurface your skin. The Chronic Redness homecare kit contains an active, C.R recovery, cleanser and post recovery cream. As the easy 4-step kit will aid in barrier improvement, the calming of inflammation, and in strengthening and healing your skin, it is the perfect introduction to the pHformula homecare prescription for chronic redness as it offers a complete skin resurfacing regimen and controlled pre and post resurfacing care during the treatment prescriptions. Once you begin and see the results, you will definitely want to complete the skin resurfacing treatment program.


Addressing signs of chronic redness

The VITA B3 cream will improve your skin’s barrier protection and decrease inflammatory response, addressing signs of chronic redness.


Hydrate and protect the skin

For skin with chronic redness resulting from UVB-induced inflammation, the award winning POINT multi protect is a peptide infused, anti-ageing moisturizer with sun protection factor 15, especially formulated for delicate skin, or skin affected by environmental stresses. A unique moisturizing cream that repairs, hydrates and protects the skin while leaving your skin feeling calmed and soothed. It is ideal for daytime use.


Reduce redness and prevent relapses

The pHformula C.R. 1 Complex is an active and effective, complete restoration complex for chronic redness and rosacea prone skin. It is specifically formulated with anti-microbial activity to help reduce redness and prevent relapses.


Consult your pHformula skin specialist

Healthy skin has a lovely glow, pHformula can help heal yours. For an in-depth skin consultation, prescriptive recommendation of the homecare and in-cabin treatments best suited to your skin, consult your pHformula skin specialist.