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Rosacea / Cuperose

• Introduction
• Studio Care
• Rosacea: Type 1
• Rosacea: Type 2
• Rosacea: Type 3


Introduction

The clinical definitions and distinctions between rosacea, cuperose and Dermatitis tend to blur into one for the skincare practitioner.

When in any doubt about the origin or cause of these problems, it makes good sense to involve a dermatologist.  There can be more here than meets the eye and autoimmune dysfunctions quite beyond skincare may be involved and ultimately may end up on the examining table of an internist or endocrinologist.  This points to the good sense of having a working relationship with a local physician you can trust and rely on, whenever possible.

Deeper medical issues aside, correcting the visible problem often is a matter of simple subtraction.  In case after case that we observe, the client/patient has too many things going on to her skin. Too much sunscreen, lotion, cream, cosmeceuticals, pharmaceuticals, naturals and unnaturals - whatever - it doesn't really matter how beneficial a substance is or isn't after awhile, the sheer totality of it all simply aggravates the condition.

Rosacea and exfoliating acids often go hand in glove. An unwavering routine of bad cleansers, gooey makeup, moisturizer and sunscreen plus an 'active' cosmeceutical, usually exfoliating, is a solid foundation for building up a resistant case of rosacea or dermatitis. Most rosacea sufferers rely on moisturizers, lotions, makeup and sunscreen all of which add to their problem. Your biggest task may be in simply overcoming this compulsion to use more and more products. Education is part of the answer, the other is your client’s trust in you.

What is most important to reduce inflammation is to stop all other topical products, especially lotion makeup.

As tissue improves, you may move the client to Aging / Regeneration in studio and home care.

BE CERTAIN TO PATCH TEST PRODUCTS ON AFFECTED AREA OF CLIENT
BEFORE GENERAL USE


Rosacea: Type 1


Redness and irritation and occasional minor breakouts

Recommended Products:
Rosacea Cleanser or Sensitive Cleanser, 302 Rosacea Drops, Calming Mist, Face & Body Bar, Recovery Minerals (SPF-30)

Optional or “Later On” Products:
C-Boost, (Lightening Drops should be introduced ONLY after some experience with C-Boost).

If itching and tendency is to breakouts, consider substituting Acne Mist for Calming Mist. Acne Mist has a higher concentration of ECGC from green tea, a natural antibacterial equivalent to 4% benzoyl peroxide.

HOME CARE REGIME

Weeks 1 & 2: Mornings

Wash hands with Face & Body Bar, quick light rinse with very little lather to face. Apply either Calming Mist or Acne Mist as provided. Allow to dry.

Apply Recovery Minerals (SPF-30) for sun protection, makeup coverage and healing

Weeks 1 & 2: Evenings

Remove eye makeup (if any) with tissues or cotton pads.

Wash hands with Face & Body Bar.

Apply Cleanser to face, without water, add Calming Mist or Acne Mist, add more Cleanser and more Mist – massage suspension gently but thoroughly and add warm water, then rinse well. Spray with more mist and leave face very wet.

Apply several drops of 302 Rosacea Drops daily and spread evenly from neck to forehead. Add more Mist to ensure penetration.  Note: if skin is oily, reduce frequency of application to every other evening.  If skin is prone to acne and rosacea, apply 302 Rosacea Drops before cleansing and allow to penetrate for at least 30 minutes.

Apply Recovery Minerals (SPF-30) as a last step; this zinc oxide based formula will help heal skin.

After 2 Weeks: Mornings


Continue morning cleansing regime. Wash hands with Face & Body Bar, quick light rinse with very little lather to face. Apply either Calming Mist or Acne Mist as provided. Allow to dry.

Apply Recovery Minerals (SPF-30) for sun protection, makeup coverage and healing.

After 2 Weeks: Evenings

Continue evening cleansing regime. Remove eye makeup (if any) with tissues or cotton pads.

Wash hands with Face & Body Bar.

Apply Cleanser to face, without water, add Calming Mist or Acne Mist, add more Cleanser and more Mist – massage suspension gently but thoroughly and add warm water and then rinse very well.

Apply Mist liberally and leave skin wet.

Apply 302 Rosacea Drops 3x per week from neck to forehead, evenly with more Mist to ensure even spreading and penetration.  Apply C-Boost 3x per week in similar fashion, alternate evenings with 302 Rosacea Drops.

Note: if skin is oily do not proceed with the next step with C-Boost.  If skin is prone to acne and rosacea, continue to apply 302 Rosacea Drops before cleansing and allow to penetrate for at least 30 minutes.

If skin is not oily and acne is minimal to none, apply C-Boost 3x per week, alternating with 302 Rosacea Drops.

AVOID LOTIONS, LOTION SUNSCREENS, CREAMS


Rosacea: Type 2


Redness and irritation with papulopustular lesions

Recommended Products:
Rosacea Cleanser or Sensitive Cleanser, 302 Rosacea Drops, Acne Mist, Face & Body Bar, Recovery Minerals (SPF-30)

Optional Products:
Baking Soda, 302 Acne Drops


HOME CARE REGIME

Mornings

Wash hands with Face & Body Bar, quick light rinse with very little lather to face. Apply Acne Mist as provided. Allow to dry.

Apply Recovery Minerals (SPF-30) for sun protection, makeup coverage and healing

Evenings

Remove eye makeup (if any) with tissues or cotton pads.

Wash hands with Face & Body Bar.

Cleansing Method 1:
Apply Cleanser to face, without water, add Acne Mist, add more Cleanser and more Mist - massage suspension gently but thoroughly and add warm water, then rinse well.

Cleansing Method 2:
2x per week add baking soda to cleanser suspension - dip fingers in baking soda and smooth into cleanser and water - do not scrub, then rinse thoroughly - this step is to limit pustular lesions.

Cleansing Method 3:
3x per week when pustular lesions or oily secretions are in play, add a generous amount of 302 Rosacea Drops to the skin 30 minutes prior to cleansing and spread evenly with Acne Mist.  Skin should feel oily and the 302 Rosacea Drops should be gently massaged into affected lesion areas.

Apply Cleanser directly on to the skin, add more Acne Mist and then more Cleanser and warm water to work into a suspension. You may also use baking soda as described in Method 2, unless skin is particularly irritated. In those cases, use the Face & Body Bar lather mixed with the Cleanser to get a thorough but gentle cleansing. Rinse very well.

If skin is becoming more and more papulopustular, with increasing comedones substitute 302 Acne Drops for 302 Rosacea Drops.

AVOID LOTIONS, LOTION SUNSCREENS, CREAMS
 

Rosacea: Type 3



HOME CARE REGIME: FIRST STAGE

For severe inflammation with some comedones, high sun sensitivity may also occur and general intolerance to products (see also: Contact Dermatitis)

Recommended Products:
Rosacea Cleanser or Sensitive Cleanser, Recovery Mist Rx, Face & Body Bar

Mornings
Wash hands with Face & Body Bar, quick light rinse with very little lather to face. Apply Recovery Mist Rx as provided. Allow to dry.

Apply Recovery Minerals (SPF-30) for sun protection, makeup coverage and healing

Evenings
Remove eye makeup (if any) with tissues or cotton pads.

Wash hands with Face & Body Bar.

Apply Cleanser to face, without water, add Recovery Mist Rx, add more Cleanser and more Mist – massage suspension gently but thoroughly and add warm water, then rinse well, pat dry.

Apply Recovery Minerals (SPF-30) as a last step; this zinc oxide based formula will help heal skin.

AVOID LOTIONS, LOTION SUNSCREENS, CREAMS


HOME CARE REGIME: SECOND STAGE

Marked reduction in inflammation and product sensitivity, though sun sensitivity may remain high.

Recommended Products:
Rosacea Cleanser or Sensitive Cleanser, Recovery Mist Rx, Face & Body Bar, C-Boost

Mornings

Continue cleansing routine. Wash hands with Face & Body Bar, quick light rinse with very little lather to face. Apply Recovery Mist Rx as provided. Allow to dry.

Apply Recovery Minerals (SPF-30) for sun protection, makeup coverage and healing

Evenings

Remove eye makeup (if any) with tissues or cotton pads.

Wash hands with Face & Body Bar.

Apply Cleanser to face, without water, add Recovery Mist Rx, add more Cleanser and more Mist - massage suspension gently but thoroughly and add warm water, then rinse well. Spray with more mist and leave face very wet.

3x per week apply C-Boost (a few drops) and spread from neck to forehead. Add Mist to ensure even spreading and penetration, allow to dry.

AVOID LOTIONS, LOTION SUNSCREENS, CREAMS


HOME CARE REGIME: THIRD STAGE

Skin exhibits more of a Type 1 Rosacea characteristic, product sensitivity way down, as is sun sensitivity

Recommended Products:
Rosacea Cleanser or Sensitive Cleanser, Recovery Mist Rx, Face & Body Bar, 302 Rosacea Drops

Mornings


Continue morning cleansing regime. Wash hands with Face & Body Bar, quick light rinse with very little lather to face. Apply either Calming Mist or Acne Mist as provided. Allow to dry.

Apply Recovery Minerals (SPF-30) for sun protection, makeup coverage and healing

Evenings

Continue evening cleansing regime. Remove eye makeup (if any) with tissues or cotton pads.

Wash hands with Face & Body Bar.

Apply Cleanser to face, without water, add Calming Mist or Acne Mist, add more Cleanser and more Mist - massage suspension gently but thoroughly and add warm water and then rinse very well.

Apply Mist liberally and leave skin wet.

Apply 302 Rosacea Drops 3x per week from neck to forehead, evenly with more Mist to ensure even spreading and penetration.  Apply C-Boost 3x per week in similar fashion, alternate evenings with 302 Rosacea Drops.

AVOID LOTIONS, LOTION SUNSCREENS, CREAMS