SerumScoop: Tips, tricks and news
April is #RosaceaAwareness Month. Knowing what triggers your rosacea and how to prevent flare-ups is key.
How To Prevent Rosacea Fare-Ups
Several of our remarkable serums work beautifully to help visibly affect the appearance of rosacea.
Our well-rated Copper Healing Serum with copper peptide helps the appearance of redness, irritation, and sebum production.
Top-rated TelomErase 6-in-1 Multi-Corrective Serum contains a number of ingredients that can assist, especially Renovage, REGU-AGE, and Symsitive 1609.
Further, here are some tips and tricks from the American Academy of Dermatology:
Think sun protection
Just a few minutes of sunlight on rosacea-prone skin can lead to uncontrollable flushing and redness. Dermatologists recommend that everyone who has rosacea:
• Apply a gentle, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day. A fragrance-free sunscreen that contains zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, or both is least likely to irritate your sensitive skin.
• Wear a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors during the day.
• Stay out of the midday sun.
• Seek shade.
If stress causes your rosacea to flare, you can learn to manage it so that it doesn’t trigger a rosacea flare-up. Here are a few ideas:
• Find an activity that relieves your stress and do it often. Common stress busters include tai chi, meditation, or joining a rosacea support group.
• Do something that you enjoy on a daily basis.
• In a stressful moment, take a deep breath, hold it, and exhale slowly.
To avoid a flare-up from heat, dermatologist recommend planning ahead so that you can prevent overheating.
Here are a few things you can do:
• Take warm baths and showers rather than hot ones.
• Dress in layers, so that you can remove clothing if you start to feel overheated.
• Feeling overheated? Drape a cold, wet cloth around your neck. Sip a cold drink.
• Keep cool with a fan or air-conditioning.
• Sit far enough away from fireplaces, heaters, and other heat sources so that you don’t feel the warmth.
Rethink hot beverages
Studies show that the heat from hot beverages causes some people’s rosacea to flare.
If that sounds like you, making a few changes can help you enjoy beverages that most people drink hot.
Try these ideas:
• Drink iced coffee or tea
• Let the beverage cool so that it’s warm or lukewarm.
Observe alcohol’s effects
When it comes to flare-ups from alcohol, red wine may be the biggest culprit. You may be able to reduce flares from alcohol if you:
• Drink white instead of red wine.
• Add soda or lemonade to white wine, beer, and other alcoholic beverages to lessen the amount of alcohol.
• Limit yourself to 1 or 2 drinks, and have a large glass of cold water after each drink.
Not drinking alcohol also works.
- See more at: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/rosacea/how-to-prevent-rosaces-flare-ups#sthash.QwV9Okrg.dpuf
Q. Why do we make so many different skincare serums? Why can't you put all the ingredients into one product? It's very confusing.
A. That's a great question.
The answer lies in chemistry.
There are many ingredient incompatibilities, especially related to pH and to electrical charge (cationic/positive charge; anionic/negative charge).
Many ingredients like delicate proteins (growth factors, etc.) cannot stand a low pH, nor can many preservatives. Niacinamide can turn into nicotinic acid if the pH isn't in the right range. Copper and Vitamin C can theoretically cancel each other out. Certain ingredients need a lower pH to be effective.
Then there is the issue of volume and potency. Most ingredients require a certain volume to be considered "active." You can only add so many of these active ingredients before everything starts to get diluted, and thus ineffective.
The exceptions? Certain actives like peptides, growth factors and stem cells. Such ingredients are measured in micrograms -- a unit of mass equal to one millionth of a gram -- and little volume is required for such ingredients to be very effective. That's why, for example, we're able to "shove" the top 25 primary ingredients of TNS Essential Serum® into Reviv Serums' Ultimate Serum AND leapfrog that formula by also including hexapeptides and stem cells.
While we wish we could provide a product that contained a sunscreen, antioxidants, stem cells, hydrators, brighteners, tighteners, telomere-targeters, glycolic acid, retinoid, emollients, redness reducer, wrinkle filler, anti-inflammatory, copper, vitamin C, etc. -- all in one bottle. It's not practical or possible. Be skeptical of the efficacy of any product that portrays itself to do it all. There is really no such thing as an "all-in-one" skincare product.