Rosacea and Digestive Health

Rosacea, pronounced row-shay-sha, is showing up more than usual in my treatment room these days. Rosacea is nothing new by any means. The general public has been battling this disorder for quite some time. Most people head to a dermatologist because they can’t find anything to calm the redness and/or bumps that can be associated with rosacea.

My clients tell me their dermatologist prescribes antibiotics and sometimes an antibiotic topical cream as well. My first thought: “Why would they take an antibiotic?” Rosacea is not a bacterial infection. It’s never been proven to be bacterial. The topical cream can provide some relief from stinging and some of the redness, but it’s not getting to the source of the problem. If you have ocular rosacea, please see your ophthalmologist as this can affect your eyesight.

This is why I absolutely love Osmosis products. . .they treat the source of the problem. A while back I did a blog on face-mapping that clearly shows the internal sources that cause rosacea. Check it out here.

Diet plays a significant role in whether your rosacea has a flare-up. Such things as too much sugar, dairy, gluten and spicy foods. Alcohol is a trigger too and remember, alcohol is sugar! I’m not saying you have to give up all the things you love to eat and drink, but what I am saying is everything in moderation.

Now, let’s take a moment to talk about the digestive system. Yes, your digestive system, like all your other bodily systems, are what affect the look of your skin. This is important, so listen up.

When you have digestive issues whether it’s irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, constipation, too much alcohol consumption just to name a few, your skin is the telltale sign. Most people don’t even realize they have acid reflux because it can be so minor they don’t think anything about it and pop a couple of antacids (which by the way is not good for you either). Again, those OTC (over the counter) meds will only “mask” the symptoms and then you’re right back where you started.

Rosacea sensitizes the skin causing inflammation and sometimes small bumps. Hot baths/showers, scrubbing your skin while cleansing with hot water and too much exfoliation only exacerbates the problem. Get to the ROOT of the problem! This is where knowledge is so important. Dr. Ben Johnson, Osmosis’ founder and formulator has a great video explaining what’s happening in the digestive tract to cause rosacea. Watch here.

The great thing about using Osmosis products is there is a designed protocol for rosacea. This takes the guessing out of what to use. Of course, it’s always smart to have a licensed esthetician analyze your skin before starting any products to ensure the best program for your skin.

If you want to take the Holistic approach to treating rosacea, then Osmosis products and protocol is your answer.

 

 

AUTHOR: Linda Jenkins

Linda earned her skin care license in Austin in 1999 and immediately began working in Austin at a high-end day spa. In 2000, The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, North Carolina, presented her an impassable opportunity. Her decision to relocate was to gain further experience and share her passion at this renowned historical resort nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She had tenure of 12 years with The Grove Park Spa family, four of which she was the Lead Esthetician.