Treatment & Diagnosis

Sensitive skin, Irritated skin & Rosacea

You don’t have to live with sensitive, irritated skin. Factors to help identify and normalise your skin are easy to identify. Rrule out things that sensitise your skin and make informed decisions about what benefits your skin.

Understanding Sensitive Skin and Rosacea

For those with sensitive, reactive or rosacea skin, the struggle can be real and frustrating. The most frustrating issues are skin flare-ups, unpredictable redness flushing, skin irritations, and running the gauntlet of not knowing which products will work on your skin.

By using a good quality skincare routine free from irritating ingredients, you can keep your symptoms under control and return your skin to normal.

Sensitive skin usually affects people with a fair complexion and is easily identified by patches of blotchy redness and facial capillaries. The slightest irritation can provoke flare-up. Exposure to chemical irritants in skincare and allergens can cause skin reactions.

Many people with sensitive skin, develop a sensitised and reactive skin due to self-induced choices. Factors include using the wrong skincare or overusing active treatments, makeup and products with toxic and irritating chemicals and artificial fragrances. Pre-existing conditions such as acne, hormonal changes, medication, or over-use of harsh abrasive scrubs and exfoliators increase inflammation. Invasive professional skin treatments can strip the protective barrier of the skin, causing inflammation. Allergens cause antibodies to be released to attack the offending substance causing redness and swelling in the skin. Use soothing, calming and strengthening skincare will restore and balance sensitised skin.

Rosacea is painful, embarrassingly red, with breakouts and irritations across the nose and cheeks and in extreme cases affects the chin and forehead. Numerous triggers may include digestive issues, incorrect skincare, wrong lifestyle choices to an 8-legged mite (Demodex) that inhabits hair follicles, causing redness and inflammation.

It isn’t always possible to completely “solve” rosacea, but following the rosacea, treatment suggestions can limit inflammation and breakout.

Customer's have told us

Since using SuperNatural Skincare, my skin is clear and the redness has gone, I no longer feel embarrassed about my skin.
My skin use to be so sensitive, with large pores on my nose and pimples that would just appear. SuperNatural Skincare has calmed my skin and taken away the redness.
My skin looks beautiful, it use to be red, irritated and blotchy, all my friends ask me what I’m using on my skin and comment on how lovely my skin is looking.

The science behind sensitive skin and rosacea

The Skin’s Protective Barrier

Our acid mantle is our skin’s protective barrier and protects us from harsh external influences and helps prevent water loss or dehydration.

This is our skins first line of defence. It’s our natural filter and shield against pollutants, toxins, bacteria and UV light. Formed by secretions from the oil glands and sweat glands it produces its very own ‘protective seal’. This barrier is responsible for a healthy and robust complexion.

How the Skin Barrier Becomes Damaged

Our protective barrier can be stripped away by using aggressive nasty ingredients, such as sulphates (SLS and SLES) found in soap and harsh cleansers. A healthy skin barrier is slightly acidic and keeps bacteria and infection at bay.

Other culprits that weakens the protective wall is the overuse of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), parabens, artificial fragrances, polyethylene glycol, oxybenzone and triclosan which result in red, itchy and inflamed skin. Once the skin barrier is damaged, the ‘glue’ that protects the skin cells weakens and becomes compromised. Most skin problems can be traced back to an impaired and stripped skin barrier. It is vitally important to remove these irritating ingredients and use skin identical ingredients that help restore and balance skin.

How to treat Sensitive Skin and Rosacea

Identify what could be causing the damage and eliminate it from your routine. Give your skin the right nutrients needed to repair itself. Focus on ingredients that are calming, anti-inflammatory, healing and hold moisture. Keep your regime simple.

1

Eliminate nasties

Cosmetic products you apply to your skin can be beneficial or harmful. Skin allergies, inflammation and sensitivities are a result of using toxic and irritating ingredients. Changes can occur in your skin’s microflora causing acne, clogged pores, sluggish skin, increased pigmentation, dryness and collagen break-down.

Our skin can absorb up to 60% of what we put on it, which means that the products we put onto our bodies affect our health and overall well-being, either negatively or positively. Allergies, eczema, cancer, hormonal disruptions, and reproductive problems have been linked to ingredients found in traditional skincare products (face washes, lotions, sunscreen, etc.).

Switch to safer products for peace of mind and healthier choices. Your skin will look brighter and more youthful and feel better. You will also be doing something positive for your long-term health.

SuperNatural Skincare is free from Sulphates, Parabens, Mineral oil, artificial colours and fragrances, SLS, SLES, PEGS.

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Feed your skin

When deciding on what skincare to use, it is best to choose cosmeceutical products that deliver therapeutic benefits and make a difference in our skin, especially when we have an underlying skin condition like sensitivity and rosacea.

Cosmeceutical products have a unique delivery system that helps ingredients reach the deeper layers of the skin and influence or correct the way skin works for overall improvement in skin health and vitality.

The following active ingredients help reduce redness, skin flushing and irritations, build skin immunity and improve skin resilience.

Skin repair formulas with chamomile flower extract, aloe vera, green tea extract, sphingolipids, phospholipids and hyaluronic acid offer potent anti-inflammatory antioxidant and skin protecting-benefits that significantly reduce redness and skin sensitivity.

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Simplify your skincare routine

If you have sensitive, prone skin, a simple skincare regime is precisely what your skin needs. Don’t over-do it by using too many products as you may be getting the opposite results you are hoping for, and it can be impossible to work out which product could be causing your skin sensitivities. It’s always best to go slowly and stay with a few select products from one range that individually treats your skin concerns.

  1. Cleanse – start with a gentle milk cleanser that cleanses without stripping the natural protective barrier.
  2. Calming Mist – incorporate a soothing and hydrating botanical mist to help calm and balance y. Do not use formula’s that contain alcohol.
  3. Correct – use a specific treatment repair product to help alleviate skin sensitivities and prevent annoying flare-ups.
  4. Moisturise – use a moisturiser that helps protect, moisturise, heal and repair your skins protective barrier.
  5. Protect your skin with a natural, chemical-free zinc-based sunscreen, ideal for people with skin sensitivities.

Do not exfoliate sensitive or inflamed skin as it is already compromised. Using exfoliating granules or alpha hydroxy acids will increase skin irritations and lead to further flare-ups. Be consistent with your skincare and don’t compromise on the quality of skincare you choose.

Sensitive skin and Rosacea routine

When treating sensitive or rosacea skin, it is vital to select scientifically proven ingredients in the correct combination to compliment your skin concern. It can take several months for your protective skin barrier to restore itself. After all, it probably took a few years to get into the condition it’s in.

1. Use the right cleanser

Our cleansing milk is formulated especially for sensitive skin and gently glides over skin, lifting makeup and impurities without irritating the skin.

Revitalising Cleanser will leave the skin clean and refreshed, gently removing makeup and impurities from the surface of the skin while maintaining the skin’s natural protective barrier. The tailored combination of chamomile and aloe vera preserves the skin and is the first step in helping restore a calm and hydrated complexion.

When to use

  • Complete this routine every morning and evening

Application

  • Apply 1 to 2 pumps to skin
  • Cleanse for 30 seconds
  • Remove with a face cloth

2. Skin Relief Mist

This calming and hydrating mist relieves sensitive, red-prone and irritated skin, locking in moisture with soothing and hydrating botanicals.

Pure Botanical Mist instantly cools, calms and hydrates skin, providing an instant boost in moisture and nutrients to help increase hydration and lessen skin irritations. This advanced calming formula targets skin with a unique combination of skin relieving boosters of chamomile, hyaluronic acid and a unique mineral skin repair blend that gives skin a refreshing moisture glow.

When to use

  • Mist skin after cleansing
  • Follow with Restore Rx Lotion

Application

  • Apply 2 – 3 sprays, over face and neck with eyes closed

3. Skin Relief Formula

Perfect for someone with sensitive red-prone skin, this formula will calm and visibly diminish irritated red skin bringing relief and support.

Restore Rx Lotion is an advanced calming lotion formulated to soothe sensitive, rosacea and redness-prone skin. This unique skin-relief complex targets flushing and flareups by strengthening and fortifying the skins natural repair processes helping skin regain a healthy, calm complexion.

When to use

  • Apply morning and evening after cleansing

Application

  • Apply 1-2 pumps to the face
  • Massage in

4. Hydrate and nurture your skin

Use hydrating skin-restoring ingredients, natural moisturising factors and antibacterial and calming properties to help restore skin health and vitality.

Hydro-Moist Cream is our ultra-hydrating moisturiser with skin-restoring hyaluronic acid that protects and strengthens skin. This highly unique formulation helps hydrate and relieve skin, enhancing the natural protective barrier, reducing skin flare ups and helping regulate and balance your complexion.

When to use

  • Use every morning and evening over Restore Rx Lotion

Application

  • Apply 1 to 2 pumps to face and neck
  • Massage in

5. Protect your skin

Use natural oil free, zinc-based sun protection shields and protects your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays preserving your skin.

Zinc SPF+ is uniquely formulated for troubled skin and helps reduce redness and prevent flare-ups. This non-oily protective matte sun shield is ideal for people with sunscreen sensitivities. Zinc and antioxidants boost environmental defences, and skin repair, green tea extracts and niacinamide help guard against signs of premature skin ageing, dark spots and skin discolouration.

When to use

  • Every morning as your last skincare step
  • Apply daily; cloudy or sunny weather!

Application

  • Apply over moisturiser
  • Apply on face, neck, décolleté and on the back of your hands.

6. Create a perfect colour match

Create the perfect even canvas with high-quality natural vegan, skin wearable makeup to protect and nurture your skin.

Mineral Veil Foundation, is a pure pressed mineral powder, that gives, your skin a natural matte finish with sheer to full coverage depending on the look you desire. Perfect for all skin types and can be applied with a brush or sponge.

When to use

  • Morning’s and throughout the day for touch-ups

Application

  • Apply over moisturiser or sunscreen, allowing it to absorb before applying Mineral Veil Foundation.
  • Apply in gentle circular motions for an even sheer coverage.
  • Repeat several times for full coverage.

7. Inner Skin Health

Give your anti-ageing and treatment serums an extra internal kick.

Infinity Wholefood Powder is a powerful blend of organic antioxidant superfoods rich source of organic vitamins, minerals and herbs to support healthy ageing. Suitable for wrinkles, age spots, premature ageing of the skin, sun damage, red skin, dilated capillaries, pigmentation, collagen, anti-oxidant protection and dry skin. This nutritional vegan formula gives your anti-ageing serums an extra internal boost!

Application

Blend 2 level teaspoons (7g) to 200ml of water, smoothies or juice or sprinkle over cereal to increase nutrient intake as part of a balanced and nutritious diet.

8. Inner Skin Health

Collagen Boost gives your anti-ageing serums an extra internal boost and can be incorporated with all skin care regimes.

Collagen Boost is suitable for skin elasticity, hydration, lines and wrinkles and improves wound healing and reduces scars. Bio available, tested for toxic heavy metal safety, no synthetics.

Application

Blend 2 level teaspoons (7g) to 200ml of water, smoothies or juice or sprinkle over cereal to increase nutrient intake as part of a balanced and nutritious diet.