Living with Rosacea? Consider These Treatments

If your skin is unusually red and bumpy, but it doesn’t look quite like acne, you are probably suffering from the effects of rosacea. This frustrating and embarrassing condition does not have to be accepted as a permanent part of your life. The following treatments offer ways to address the underlying causes of rosacea so that you can embrace clear skin once again.

Do You Have Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition that causes severe redness and small, red, pus-filled bumps to appear on the face. Most people experience rosacea in flare ups that last for a period of weeks or months before temporarily diminishing. These symptoms indicate the presence of rosacea:

  • Facial redness in the central portion of your face, including your nose and cheeks.
  • Red, swollen bumps like pimples that cause your condition to resemble acne.
  • Eye dryness, irritation, and swollen eyelids.
  • Though rare, rosacea can also thicken skin on the nose and cause it to appear larger.

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SPF to Prevent Aging and Protect You From the Sun

Florida has beautiful beaches and lots of sun. However, the harmful rays of the sun can lead to skin cancer and aging. The best way to protect yourself from sun damage is avoiding the sun, wearing sun protection clothing and hats, and applying SPF frequently.

The first line of defense is to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible. Try to limit sun exposure between 10am and 2pm daily. Wear sun protective clothing with UPF 50+ and wearing a hat is very beneficial while out in the sun. If unable to wear UPF clothing that covers the sun exposed skin cover the bare skin with some type of clothing is better than nothing. The denser and thicker the fabric the greater reduction in UV transmission. Generally, darker colors absorb more rays overall, including UV rays. Polyester and Nylon does an excellent job at disrupting UV light, while wool and silk are moderately effective. Apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ daily to sun exposed areas. Sun block should protect you from UVA and UVB rays and should be water resistant for at least 40 minutes.  Apply SPF to dry skin 15 minutes BEFORE going outdoors and reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating. Remember no matter how high the SPF the amount of time it last is the same so reapply frequently. Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30+, which blocks 97 percent of the sun’s UVB rays. Higher-number SPFs block slightly more of the sun’s UVB rays, but it is important to remember no sunscreen can block 100 percent of the sun’s UVB rays.  Sun blocks with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the best for your skin. These are chemical free and use minerals to physically block the sun UV rays. Continue reading “SPF to Prevent Aging and Protect You From the Sun” »

The Importance of a Home Skin Care Routine

There are some things that turn out beautifully when you “set it and forget it”, like a crockpot meal or your dishwasher cycle… but not your skincare routine! The routine that you use every morning and night at home will play a considerable role in the overall health of your skin, especially as you age and begin to battle additional signs of damage. Here’s what you should know to keep your skin bright, tight, and vibrant.

Healthy Skin Begins With the Basics

The science of healthy skin isn’t complex. You need to cleanse, exfoliate, and tone your skin everyday in order to maintain its most healthy and balanced state. Regardless of your type of skin, regular cleansing, exfoliating, and toning will achieve a radiant glow and clear complexion. Then your skin will be primed and ready for additional healing treatments that target specific problems. Continue reading “The Importance of a Home Skin Care Routine” »

Featured ZO Skin Health Cleansers at Hermann Wellness

Hermann Wellness promotes the use of the ZO Hydrating Cleanser or the ZO Exfoliating Cleanser.

ZO Hydrating Cleanser is a dual action cleanser for normal to dry skin that cleanses, hydrates, and rejuvenates the skin without disrupting the skin’s moisture barrier for normal to dry skin as well as minimizing dryness and irritation for sensitive skin. This cleanser is best for normal to dry sensitive skin clients. ZO Hydrating Cleanser helps retain moisture during the cleansing process, the Allantoin calms and soothes the skin, and the other ingredients rids the skin of dirt, oil, and makeup without leaving a greasy residue.

ZO Exfoliating Cleanser gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin targeting surface oils without stripping or drying out the skin. This is best for normal to oily skin types. This cleanser gently exfoliates and cleanses the skin to remove impurities while soothing irritations. ZO Exfoliating Cleanser rids the skin of dirt and surface oil, the micro-beads exfoliate to help unclogs pores, and Vitamin E antioxidant calms and soothes irritated skin. Continue reading “Featured ZO Skin Health Cleansers at Hermann Wellness” »

Featured ZO Skin Health Product of the Week at Hermann Wellness: ZO Anti-Aging Program

The ZO Anti-Aging Program is a treatment plan to help minimize the signs of environmental and chronological aging. The program includes Exfoliating Cleanser, Exfoliating Polish, Complexion Renewal Pads, Ossential Daily Power Defense, Ossential Growth Factor Serum Plus, and Sunscreen plus Primer SPF 30.

Exfoliating Cleanser gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin targeting surface oils without stripping or drying out the skin.

Exfoliating Polish has magnesium crystals to exfoliate dead skin cells leaving the skin smoother and with a more even skin complexion. Continue reading “Featured ZO Skin Health Product of the Week at Hermann Wellness: ZO Anti-Aging Program” »

Hermann Wellness Introduces ZO Skin Health Inc.

Hermann Wellness is adding ZO Skin Health by Zein Obagi MD to our skin products. We are excited to offer our clients this high end physician grade skin care line. ZO Skin Health has advanced skin care solutions to create healthy skin and treat damaged skin. “Dr. Obagi’s innovative principles for restoring skin health are considered the gold standard in skincare.” Zo Skin Health products and systems can treat all skin types.

The start to any skin care treatment plan is a good cleanser and toner. Here at Hermann Wellness we offer ZO Hydrating Cleanser for our normal to dry skin clients and ZO Exfoliating Cleanser for normal to oily skin clients. After cleansing, a toner should be used to prep the skin to provide the proper skin environment to absorb additional products to their optimal ability. For this reason Hermann Wellness has added ZO Calming Toner pH Balancer for dry sensitive skin clients and ZO Complexion Renewal Pads for all other skin types. For those that need that little extra exfoliation to facilitate cell turnover, improve circulation, and enhance product penetration, patients may want to add ZO Exfoliating Polish. Continue reading “Hermann Wellness Introduces ZO Skin Health Inc.” »