Littleton, CO (Vocus) May 16, 2009
UltraPure Cosmetics has formulated the ideal Mineral Bronzer/Foundation. It is perfect for those with light-to-medium skin tones that want that summer glow without the sun damage. Nutmeg also performs well as a foundation color for medium-to-dark skin tones. Nutmeg Flawless Finish Bronzer/Foundation contains functional ingredients that gives a sun-kissed glow, and is also good for those suffering from Rosacea. This mineral makeup addresses immediate and long-term issues of ruddiness, inflammation and swelling. Rosacea affects self-esteem and self-confidence. According to the National Rosacea Society, nearly half of 603 survey respondents said it diminished their outlook on life. Mineral makeup offers an immediate solution for Rosacea sufferers.
Rosacea affects an estimated 14 million Americans, typically between the ages of 30-50, who have lighter skin and eyes. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by redness, swelling and visible blood vessels. It affects the face, neck, ears, chest, back and sometimes the eyelids.
What causes Rosacea? Researchers claim it still remains a mystery; however, possible considerations could be environmental stress, chronic inflammation from the wrong diet, previous illness, emotional or physical trauma, or any combination of these. Other considerations can include mites called Demodex Folliculorum, which live in the hair follicles. The belief is the mites clog the glands, which leads to the inflammation seen in Rosacea. Others believe that a bacterium called Helicobactor Pylori, which causes intestinal infection, might be the cause.
Dr. Katherina Woods, an Associate at The Alternative Chiropractic Center in Denver, Colorado, specializes in creating a treatment plan for Rosacea sufferers to help bring the body into balance. In order to effectively treat Rosacea, the root of the imbalance must be determined. An extensive interview is geared toward learning about the individual's skin condition (nature, location, duration, onset, etc.), along with the entire internal system (digestion, sleep patterns, emotional state, etc.).
Once the underlying conditions are determined, a treatment plan with nutritional supplementation, homeopathic remedies and acupuncture can be outlined. Dietary and lifestyle changes also help to restore balance and alleviate the condition. Dr. Woods can be reached at 303-504-3600.
The best prevention is to avoid "triggers" that make the skin flush. Triggers vary from person to person; however, the main triggers seem to be sunlight/sun exposure, stress, spicy foods, alcohol, extremes of emotion, physical exertion, menopause and hormones.
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????Do not become overheated?avoid hot baths and showers.
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????Generously apply broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) sunscreen to all exposed skin.
????Choose skin care products carefully. Do not use facial products that contain alcohol, fragrances, petroleum, mineral oil, dyes/lakes, bismuth oxychloride, eucalyptus, menthol, peppermint, AHA?s (Alpha Hydroxy Acids), retinols, Vitamin C or glycolic acid (exfoliants).
????Always do a patch test first (such as on the neck) before trying a new product.
????Be gentle with your skin?no rubbing, scrubbing or massaging the face.
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????Use makeup and skin care products with minimal ingredients.
UltraPure Cosmetics Mineral Makeup is perfect for those who suffer from Rosacea, acne, or even the most sensitive of skin types. Recommended by the National Rosacea Society, plastic surgeons, and dermatologists, UltraPure's Flawless Finish Foundation contains a chemical-free, broad-spectrum physical sunscreen of approximately 15-20 (SPF), depending on how much is applied. It also is anti-inflammatory and helps reduce redness and inflammation. UltraPure Cosmetics Mineral Makeup does not contain bismuth oxychloride, dyes/lakes, parabens, talc, phthalates, or carmine in any of their formulas. For more information on UltraPure Cosmetics Mineral Makeup, please visit http://www.UltraPureCosmetics.com.
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