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What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common, chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects more than 10% of fair-skinned people and symptoms can include flushing, hyper-reactivity, persistent redness, pimples and pustules, inflamed blood vessels, and facial swelling. Rosacea is sometimes mistaken for acne, eczema, or even skin allergies.

There are many types of rosacea but the four main types are:

  • Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea features redness and flushing, with visible blood vessels.
  • Papulopustular rosacea involves redness, swelling, and breakouts that resemble acne.
  • Phymatous rosacea causes the skin to thicken and take on a bumpy texture.
  • Ocular rosacea causes redness and irritation in the eyes and swollen eyelids.

What causes Rosacea?

Researchers are still trying to figure out the exact cause of rosacea. Some of the current suspects include:

  • Genetics
  • Ultraviolet Radiation
  • Immune system overactivity
  • Skin mites
  • Certain bacteria
  • Vascular hyperreactivity

Regardless of what’s to blame, rosacea tends to run in families, so there’s a strong argument for a genetic connection.

Sven's Island remedy for ‘Rosacea’

One of the most important things you can do for your skin is prioritise using a calming, hydrating, and protecting face cleanser that does not further irritate the skin. This encourages the skin barrier to do its job properly, ultimately safeguarding your skin from damaging aggressors. Recent studies have also found that Kanuka leaf oil may help kill off Demodex Mites which is why we recommend our Spotless facial gel cleanser that contains high concentrations of Kanuka leaf oil and is non-irritant and non-toxic to the skin. Our Miracle Manuka skin repair ointment contains Manuka leaf oil which has been scientifically proven to contain high levels of anti-microbial properties and can be effective at reducing redness and inflammation, both symptoms often associated with Rosacea.    

Spotless- Facial Gel Cleanser

Developed for sensitive skin types, our gentle facial cleanser is packed with natural cleansing properties that eliminate dirt and oil while re-balancing the sebum in your skin without over-drying. The key ingredient is New Zealand Lemonwood leaf extract which inhibits the growth and formation of bacteria along with Kumarahou leaf extract which contains naturally occurring soaping properties and anti-inflammatory goodness to soothe any redness and irritation. 

Miracle Manuka - Skin Repair Ointment

Our Miracle Manuka skin repair ointment is a 100% natural, highly moisturising, therapeutic, skincare treatment that contains powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients that can be used to help soothe and relieve red and inflamed skin, symptoms often associated with Rosacea.

It is recommended that you seek professional medical advice when dealing with Rosacea. Always use as directed and if symptoms persist consult your health care practitioner.