What is Rosacea and how can I treat it?

Rosacea

Sensitive skin can be particularly susceptible to temperature variations, with Rosacea the most common skin complaint developing as a result. Very cold weather interspersed with blasts of hot, dry central heating can wreak havoc on Rosacea-prone skin can causes flare-ups. Equally humid, sunny weather can also be a trigger – understanding what causes your skin […]

Which Chamomile extract is best for the skin?

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Famed for its soothing properties, Chamomile is one of the most popular cosmetic ingredients for sensitive skin. But not all chamomiles are created equal; are you using the most effective extract? A bit of background Chamomile is named after the Greek words chamos (‘ground’) and milos (‘apple’), so can be thought of as a ground […]

Diet focus: Why go dairy-free?

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When it comes to problem skin, I’m a huge advocate of locating the source of the issue rather than masking it with products. More frequently than you would imagine, the root of many skin problems is internal – and can be treated through diet. I speak to customers on a daily basis who’ve transformed their […]

Could Rosacea be caused by face mites?

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Some of you may have seen reports of the slightly strange findings uncovered in recent Rosacea studies.   For those that haven’t – prepare to be bemused! As with many skin allergies, doctors are still in the dark as to what exactly causes Rosacea in the 3% of the world’s sufferers. This month however, Irish scientists […]

Ingredients to avoid if you have Rosacea

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I’ve written about Rosacea plenty of times – ingredients to avoid, the effects of diet, environmental triggers etc. But the message is far more interesting coming from Rosacea sufferers themselves. According to the National Rosacea Society, 41% of 1,066 patients surveyed said that certain skincare products aggravated their condition. Here are the top 6 skincare […]

Sex & The City’s Cynthia Nixon speaks out about Rosacea

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With the pressure on celebrities to have picture-perfect skin as intense as it is, it was so refreshing to see Cynthia Nixon speak out about her Rosacea last week. Like many women, Cynthia did not start to experience problem skin until her early 40s, when she broke out in angry red spots across her face. […]

How Acupuncture can soothe & strengthen sensitive skin, with CONTENT

Laura Jones, Acupuncturist at Content

At Pai we know that soothing, strengthening and protecting sensitive skin involves more than just good products. This blog is full of simple diet, environment and lifestyle changes you can make to improve skin health, but there are a raft of holistic treatments that can also help. Though still relatively niche, Acupuncture is thought to […]

Daily Mail talks Organics and Rosacea

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The Daily Mail has been talking Pai’s language this week with two features on subjects very close to our heart. Alice Hart-Davies began the week with her exposé piece entitled ‘The organic myth: The label says organic but how ‘natural’ are the products you’re forking out for?’ The article points out that while in the […]

Thread veins: What are they and how can I get rid of them?

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Thread veins, or telangiectasia, are tiny veins that have dilated just under the skin’s surface. They are more common in women, thanks to our lovely hormones, and become increasingly apparent as we age.   While one in five women in their 20s suffers from thread veins, they affect roughly half of women over 50. This […]