Monthly Archives: April 2012

Home care routine for moderate rosacea or sensitive skin (UPDATED)

Moderate Rosacea or Sensitive Skin:
PM Home Care Routine:


1.  Cleanse with Dr Schwab Sensitive Cleanser or SSC Extreme + Sensitive Cleanser.
Use about the size of a US quarter/25cent coin (use more than that if you wear makeup – play with different quantities to find the optimal amount that removes the quantity of makeup that you use on your skin). Follow the process as per the video of how to use this cleanser. Do NOT follow the instructions on the Dr Schwab cleanser bottle. ONLY use cool water.

2. Exfoliate with SSC Gentle + Exfoliate Gel.
Apply 1 pump on dry skin (meaning there is no water remaining on the skin after cleansing). It will definitely cause a sensation on the skin – for some it will be a tingle, for some it will be stinging, for some it will be itching. If you can tolerate it for 3 minutes – that is great – or for any length of time you can tolerate up to 3 minutes. Splash off with cool water. Start off using it once a week and then build up to 3x per week (never 3 days in a row – always separate the days out – like Mon – Wed – Fri).  You may be able to progress to stronger exfoliators like Age Limit as your skin strengthens.

3. Relief + Serum
– apply 1 to 2 pumps all over, leave on. NOTE: I will be coming out with another relief serum in the 2nd half of the year.

4. Apply  aloCell Gel. Apply about the size of a large pea. It hydrates the skin and helps it start repairing itself. It will tingle on the skin for 30 seconds and then go cool. This is because the glycoproteins from yeast are activating the skin’s natural repair mechanisms and growth factors. Leave on. Wait 1 minute. An alternative hydration (without the tingling) is the SSC Hydrate + Serum.

5. (OPTIONAL) Tu’el Super Soothe Mask or SSC Soothe + Hydrate Mask. Apply on red/irritated/painful skin. It will calm just about any skin type, and also nourish it with antioxidants. Use a substantial layer of the mask – do not let it disappear from view – it must be visible on the skin at all times. Leave on 10 minutes. Splash off with cool water.

6. Apply medicated solutions if necessary – metrogel/antibiotics if prescribed by your doctor. This is a personal decision on your part…I cannot tell you that you should or should not follow your doctors prescription….

7. Renew + Serum – AntiAging solution for sensitive skin antioxidant and anti aging serum contains soothing sea whip and intensive ester Vitamin C in an olive and sunflower oil base. Apply a small amount around eyes or all over face. Leave on (it is very emollient so you may need less moisturizer than usual).

8. Skin Renu Rosacea Defense or SSC Light + Calm Lotion (for dryer skin you may prefer the SSC Rich + Calm Cream) – moisturize all over. This is a great light moisturizer to help add valuable lipids back into rosacea or damaged/sensitive skin – a critical element for the skin to regain strength and so reduce the visible aspects of rosacea or skin sensitivity.

AM Home Care Routine

1. Splash the face with cool water – do not cleanse. Over-cleansing is bad for all skin types but especially bad for rosacea and sensitive skin.

2. Relief + Serum – apply 1 to 2 pumps all over, leave on.

3. Apply aloCell Gel. Apply about the size of a large pea. It hydrates the skin and helps it start repairing itself. It will tingle on the skin for 30 seconds and then go cool. This is because the glycoproteins from yeast are activating the skin’s natural repair mechanisms and growth factors. Leave on. Wait 1 minute. An alternative hydration (without the tingling) is the SSC Hydrate + Serum.

4. OPTIONAL. Tu’el Super Soothe Mask or SSC Soothe + Hydrate Mask. Apply on red/irritated/painful skin. It will calm just about any skin type, and also nourish it with antioxidants. It must be a substantial layer of the mask – do not let it disappear from view – it must be visible on the skin at all times. Leave on 10 minutes. Splash off with cool water.

5. Apply medicated solutions if necessary – metrogel/antibiotics if prescribed by your doctor. This is a personal decision on your part…I cannot tell you that you should or should not follow your doctors prescription….

6. Skin Renu Rosacea Defense or SSC Light + Calm Lotion (For dryer skin you may prefer SSC Rich + Calm Cream) – moisturize only where needed during the daytime – not all over if there are areas where you are naturally ‘oily’ – i.e. where you produce a lot of your own natural moisturizer…see the video on whether to moisturize or not. You don’t want to have too much moisturizer on during the day as your skin will often produce more of it’s own due to stress hormones and other hormonal activity.

7. Apply a mineral sunscreen like ‘Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40‘ (with a tint), or ‘Mineral Sunscreen SPF 35‘ (without tint). Only mineral sunscreens should be used on extremely sensitive skin. Apply a sunscreen EVERY DAY!

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NOTE: The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional should you have any concerns.