Want to know more about Rosacea and where it comes from? Where here to share our knowledge and what we have learnt over the years.

Rosacea is a common skin condition, most commonly found in middle-aged women, that causes redness and visible blood vessels in the face. The signs and symptoms often flare up for a few weeks, followed by absence for a while. Although there isn’t a cure, treatment can help to reduce the outbreaks and symptoms. 

So where does it come from? The cause of rosacea is unknown, but is thought to be due to a combination of genetic disposition and environmental factors which can flare up at any time, often triggered by spicy foods, alcohol, change in temperatures, stress and cosmetics. 

A common question is whether individuals with rosacea can shave their face, or dermaplane as we call it for the ladies. Thanks to social media, dermaplaning has become one of the hottest beauty rituals for those seeking picture perfect skin! Dermaplaning not only removes the unwanted peach fuzz from the face using an incredibly sharp facial scalpel but also triggers cell regeneration which can lead to smoother skin!

So, does it help rosacea? The experts are clear that dermaplaning shouldn’t be used when acne or rosacea is active as the blade could trigger an infection, and should be avoided until cleared up. The exfoliating process with dermaplaning could increase cell turnover and therefore reducing the visibility of redness and bumps, however it does have the potential of aggravating skin further and shouldn’t be considered an effective treatment for rosacea.  Although not a treatment for rosacea, it can be a great preventative measure allowing serums and treatments to penetrate the skin better thus potentially preventing further outbreaks.