There’s not a whole lot of definitive information available about the cause and cure of a skin condition called rosacia. It’s predominantly found in fair skinned folks, could be hereditary, and varies in severity. My esthetician told me that it’s caused by a random bacteria (eww, I know) which causes red inflammation on the skin. There are no real cures for the condition; some doctors prescribe topical antibiotics to help those with serious cases.
I have a touch of the rosacia across my cheeks and nose- nothing terrible, but a slightly annoying uneven coloring. On the advice of my esthetician, who said that her mom, sister and two other clients found the product effective at toning down the redness, I integrated Aveda Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant into my skincare routine.
The liquid exfoliant contains witch hazel, which apparently kills the bacteria that causes rosacia. Many people find witch hazel to be too harsh an ingredient for sensitive skin, but it’s well balanced by lavender to soothe and chamomile to calm irritated skin. Rosacia can be exacerbated by harsh exfoliating scrubs, so this liquid version (just swab on skin with a cotton ball) is a great way to get that fresh cell turnover without the irritation.
I haven’t been using theExfoliant long enough to see quantifiable results. However, my skin has responded well to the gentle, daily exfoliation. I’m going to stick with this product and see what happens to my rosacia. I’ll let you know!