Friday, August 1, 2008

Rosacea Facial

Facials specializing in the care of rosacea are becoming quite popular as more and more women are being diagnosed with the condition. It is usually diagnosed in the early thirties and is more common for individuals that have fair skin, blush easily, are prone to fragile capillaries, or had acne in their late teens or early twenties. The early stages are diffused redness with visible capillaries, and if not cared for, will worsen in time to acne rosacea. The skin thickens unevenly and is easily over stimulated. There is no cure for the condition so it is important to care for, and protect, the skin to prevent the advancement of the stages.

Rosacea facials will incorporate soothing, gentle care. Exfoliants will usually be enzyme or AHA based as there can be no rubbing on the skin. Depending on the stage of rosacea, massage may be contra-indicated as you do not want to stimulate this skin. There will be no steam and extractions are nearly impossible without causing more damage. Harsh treatment is most detrimental to this skin condition. High Frequency can be used to ease circulation as well as deal with blemishes if they are present. Light therapy treatments have shown incredible results. Home care must play a supportive role as well as provide daily protection to prevent the condition from worsening. Soothing, refining texture, calming, strengthening capillaries, and healing are the focus of the rosacea facial.