What is rosacea?

April is Rosacea Awareness Month, so it seemed like to perfect time to dive in and answer the question, ‘What is rosacea?’ 🤔

Many of my clients don’t even realise they have rosacea. They come to see me concerned about their red face or the fact that they always look hot and flushed, even though they don’t feel it. Looking at their skin and listening to their concerns, I can see that they have rosacea.

So what is rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition which usually occurs on the face. It mainly affects people with fair skin, but it can affect all skin types. It usually occurs in people aged 40 to 60 years old. It is more common in women, but when affecting men, it may be more severe.

A chronic condition, rosacea can persist for a long time and tends to fluctuate in how severe it is. Rosacea usually affects the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose and is characterised by persistent redness caused by dilated blood vessels, small bumps and pus-filled spots similar to acne. There may also be uncomfortable inflammation of the surface of the eyes and eyelids.

What causes rosacea?

Unfortunately, the cause of rosacea is not yet fully understood. Your genetics, immune system factors, and environmental factors may all play a part.

There are a variety of triggers that may make rosacea worse. These include alcohol 🍷, exercise 🏃‍♀️, high ☀️ and low ❄️ temperatures, hot drinks ☕, spicy foods 🍛 and stress 😠. Rosacea can also be sun sensitive.

Thankfully, the right skincare products and treatments can make a huge difference

Rosacea before and after photos

Check out these before and after photos!

Certain skincare products and skin treatments have proved helpful in treating rosacea because of their anti-inflammatory effect.

Here is my dream team for rosacea treatment 💪

Alumier AHA Renewal SerumAlumierMD AHA Renewal Serum

AHA Renewal Serum is a clarifying formula with an alpha hydroxy acid that gently but thoroughly exfoliates and hydrates to reduce the visible signs of ageing and promote brighter, firmer and more radiant skin.

Lactic acid (8%) removes dead skin layers, speeds cell turnover, reduces the appearance of discolouration and smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Allantoin, sodium hyaluronate and vitamin B5 hydrate, while green tea and arnica soothe the skin.

Alumier Ultimate Boost SerumAlumierMD 30ml Bottle Ultimate Boost Serum

Ultimate Boost Serum is a lightweight serum that boosts hydration and enhances the skin’s natural hydrolipid barrier with sodium hyaluronate and niacinamide.

MATRIXYL® Synthe’6® strengthens skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Perfect to use as a booster under moisturiser.

Alumier Calm RAlumierMD 30ml Bottle Calm R

Calm-R® is a soothing hydrating serum that targets visible redness and blemishes while maintaining skin’s delicate moisture balance.

Piperonyl glucose and Poria Cocos Extract both function via different mechanisms to enhance effectiveness. Hinokitiol is a multifaceted active with calming and antioxidant properties. This formula has been improved to benefit even the most sensitive skin types.

Alumier Recovery Balm

Recovery Balm is an antioxidant and peptide-rich moisturiser specifically formulated for support post-procedure.

Hinokitiol, sea whip, and aloe soothe and copper peptide rehabilitates the look of compromised skin.

Remember, all AlumierMD products are dye free, paraben free, sulfate free, phthalate free, animal cruelty free, artificial fragrance free, and chemical sunscreen filter free, so they are not just good for your skin, they are socially responsible too.

Pure Chemical Peel

Alongside the right skincare products, anti-inflammatory pure chemical peels work fantastically well for rosacea. I usually recommend a treatment every three weeks.

You can enhance your results by adding blue light colour therapy to maximise the impact. This really boosts the skin, calming it even further.


If you have a skin concern like rosacea, please click the following link to book your expert skin consultation today

I would love to welcome you to my skin clinic in Christchurch, Dorset and see how I can help.

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