Rosacea and Sensitive Skin


Rosacea can present as redness, dilated blood vessels, and reactive skin which can easily flare up after triggers. You may experience flushing, burning and stinging sensations on your skin or even develop and spots.

There are 4 types

Type 1 is the mildest to Type 4 is the most severe.

  1. Type 1: Causes facial flushing and persistent redness in a butterfly distribution.
  2. Type 2: As above plus bumps and pimples on skin.
  3. Type3: All of the above plus enlargement of the nose (Rhinophyma)
  4. Type 4: Eye involvement as well as all of the above.
Causes of Rosacea

The exact cause is unknown but the following have been implicated:

Unstable blood vessels cause persistent redness, sensitivity, and flushing.

Genetics: there is a positive family history in 30% of Rosacea sufferers.

Overgrowth of Demodex mite (normally present on human skin).

Abnormal skin function. Water loss from the surface of the skin can cause sensitivity and dehydration.


Environmental: Exposure to sunlight, Extremes of temperatures
Personal: Stress, Strenuous exercise, Cosmetic products
Diet: Spicy Food, hot drinks, dairy, chocolate, citrus fruits, caffeine, alcohol

Although there is no cure for the condition it can be successfully managed by a number of treatment options at Skin Enhance and Wellness. The aims of treatment are:

  1. Reduce Inflammation and Redness
  2. Reduce bacteria and other microbial agents
  3. Support unstable blood vessels
  4. Protect from UV rays
  5. Restore hydration to the skin

The Treatment options I offer


Polynucleotides work at the skin cell level to repair tissue and reduce redness and inflammation thereby improving Rosacea.

Medical Skincare

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Because it is important that your particular problem is identified correctly, I would encourage you to arrange a consultation at Skin Enhance and Wellness for an in-depth analysis of your skin and devise a customised treatment plan, based on your requirements.

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