Redness / Couperose / Rosacea
A skin suffering from redness, couperose or even rosacea needs special care. It should soothe and strengthen the skin so that irritations are minimized.
Redness on the face shows that the small blood vessels under the skin are dilated. This happens, for example, during temperature changes, i.e. when it is particularly cold or warm. Strong feelings can also suddenly make us blush. All this is usually harmless. The small veins narrow after a short time and the complexion regains its natural skin colour. It becomes difficult when the redness only recedes very slowly or not at all. The longer the redness lasts, the more difficult it becomes to stop it. What begins inconspicuously can end in a couperosis.
Therapy accompanying care for couperosis
Couperose is considered an early form of rosacea. Among the symptoms are unpleasant skin feelings such as stinging or burning. Characteristics of skin prone to couperose are redness, dryness and sensitivity. The redness is caused by dilated blood vessels: The skin loses elasticity and dilates when the blood flows through the skin, but does not contract again as would be the case with normal skin. The causes of couperosis have not yet been fully investigated. What is certain is that it is a weakness of the connective tissue and the vessels, which causes a blood congestion in the capillary vessels of the facial skin, visible above all through redness in the area of the cheeks and nasal wings. People with sensitive, thin and mostly dry skin are particularly susceptible to couperose.
Therapeutic care for rosacea
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory, seizure-like disease that affects up to 10% of adults. As it occurs in the context of hypersensitive skin, the affected persons perceive, among other things, stinging or burning - skin sensations associated with hypersensitivity. If the reddened skin forms inflamed pustules, it can be rosacea. It causes blotchy, sometimes scaly skin reddening or pustules on the cheeks. In severe cases, skin changes or inflammation of the eyes may develop. Therefore, any redness or inflammation that persists over a prolonged period of time must be treated by a dermatologist.
La mer recommends La mer Med Couperose Cream as the ideal skin care for couperose and rosacea and Med Couperose Concentrate as a supplementary intensive treatment. Both products strengthen the vascular walls and reduce the expansion of the dilated blood vessels. The skin becomes more resistant to external stimuli and feels more pleasant and relaxed.
As a general rule, coarse peelings should not be applied to the areas affected by couperose. Enzyme peelings are a good alternative, for example the La mer Flexible Cleansing Enzyme Peeling. It is particularly kind to the skin and still removes dead skin cells from the pores. This is important so that the skin is not additionally stressed by impurities.
All care products against redness, couperose or rosacea are dermatologically tested and free of parabens, PEGs and paraffins.