Rosacea – a skin condition (according to the NHS 1 in 10 of us have it) that leaves cheeks and areas of the face looking flushed and feeling sore - can be a nightmare for sufferers. Here, Lauren Evans, CACI Training Officer, suggests solutions to help keep symptoms at bay and stop you seeing red:
When the skin barrier is compromised, rather than skin looking soft, supple and healthy, it can appear tight, itchy and uncomfortable, becoming flaky, red and sensitive – and can result in rosacea. Environmental issues can also affect the skin especially changes in temperature. Hot flushes from the menopause may also trigger a rosacea flare up.
We recommend that our CACI therapists conduct an in-depth consultation to include key questions regarding your concerns and expectations from your treatment. We truly listen to your needs, ask about your lifestyle habits and current skin care routine to help decide the best treatment and product recommendations for you.
A tailored CACI facial using advanced technology, a variety of attachments and customised settings will ensure that the treatment carried out is suitable for someone with rosacea. Rather than focus on the lifting and tightening effects of microcurrent, we focus on rejuvenating the skin by delivering LED light therapy (red and blue light). Red LED light promotes tissue healing, while blue LED light has an antibacterial and calming effect on inflamed or sensitised skin, particularly beneficial. A slow alternating LED mode is effective at treating rosacea. A course of treatments is recommended for optimum results.
At CACI we’d highly recommend a professional course of CACI Skin Calm. This 30-minute soothing treatment targets skin prone to breakouts and irritation, using LED light therapy, renowned for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory healing properties. It begins with a thorough cleanse and tone to prepare the skin before the Wrinkle Comb is used to treat specific areas of concern, using the LED lights to calm the skin. CACI’s Hydro Mask, a cooling transparent gel mask, is then applied to the skin to help calm, reduce redness and rehydrate, while the Wrinkle Comb is swept over it. The mask is removed, and any excess serum is lightly massaged into the skin. The treatment ends with an application of CACI Amino-Peptide Complex to help plump and rehydrate the skin.
Recommend products for home use with ingredients designed to help strengthen and support the skin barrier. CACI’s Hydro Mask can be recommended as at home maintenance to keep skin hydrated and reduce inflammation and flare ups. Infused with collagen, hyaluronic acid and rose water it deeply nourishes, soothes and provides intense hydration.
Course of treatments recommended: 10-15 treatments, 1-2 per week, followed by monthly maintenance.