The Stillroom range was born out of our search for products that help with Rosacea, its hard to find someone that understands what is going on holistically with this condition.
In my ” former work life” I traveled quite extensively and my rosacea was forever flaring up with the plane rides, long hours, and the fast diet that comes with a busy lifestyle.
Over the years, I have worked out what helps my skin internally and externally to control this condition.
Here are my top 10 tips.
- Keep a food diary.
By keeping a food diary you can monitor which foods cause the skin to flare, this way you know which foods to avoid in the future.
2. Make a note of how your skin looks every morning.
I have noticed that in some cases it takes a day for my skin to respond, a good example of this for me personally is if I eat too much organic greenery. The salicylates dont agree with my digestive system so the next morning I notice my cheeks are hot. If this happens I just know to add other types of greens such as spirulina or broccoli to my smoothies. I use my Rosacea as a nutritional barometer.
3. Support your liver
I have found that my Rosacea flares up if I have been exposed to too many toxins. If my eyes look cloudy then I know it’s time to boost my liver with a good supplement. Help your body get rid of the toxins …..
4. Reduce exposure to toxins in your environment
Not so easy if your a city dweller, but you can take a good dose of super greens daily to ensure your body is prepared with free radical fighting antioxidants. Chuck out your chemical cleaners and replace with environmentally friendly household products. Avoid sprays, try to use cleaning creams or liquids or pour your spray onto your cleaning cloth.
5. Eat Clean
Avoid packaged processed foods as much as you can, your body is sensitive to chemicals and preservatives are not necessarily your friend. Also, deep fried fats are hard for your body to digest, when cooking use oils that do not change their chemical structure with too much heat. Coconut oil is a good alternative.
6. Calm the redness
Not all products are created evenly for Rosacea. You will know that there’s a time to nourish your skin and a time to calm your skin. Find a good therapist/aesthetician that understands what your skin needs during each phase. ( I have 3 types of facial products in my bathroom which I use according to where my skin is at on the day ) We offer advice through our live chat option on our website or via facebook messenger.
7. Drink water
Its an oldy but a goodie, try for those 8 glasses per day . Your skin needs water. If you drink coffee then contemplate herbal teas as an alternative, or try one of our turmeric hot chocolate as a replacement. Caffeine dehydrates your system so double the amount of water if you can’t live without the bean !
8. Consume good oils with each meal
Think of your skin as a car engine, the oil and water levels need to be optimum to keep going. Oils can be added to salad dressings, condiments, I use flaxseed oil in my pesto instead of olive oil. Get creative
Don’t push yourself. Rosacea skin types tend to be busy individuals. Learn balance and find those lovely moments of peace during each day for contemplation, meditation or grounding exercises.
10. Put yourself first.
I don’t mean this in an egotistical way, if your skin is reacting to your environment, what you eat or what you drink then listen to your body. Its telling you that what you are doing is creating inflammation. Ongoing inflammation in the body can cause disease and premature ageing. We dont want that.
Rosacea is actually quite a handy condition to have, as if you listen carefully and make the changes your body is asking of you, you will find your overall sense of wellbeing will increase and your skin will age well. Sometimes we need someone to make us accountable or to help us make healthy changes, if this feels like you then remember we also offer lifecoaching in person or via skype if you would like a little hand up.
Take care of you
photo courtesy of Rosacea.org