Rosacea Awareness Month

One in ten people in the UK report being effected by Rosacea.

What is it?

Rosacea is a long-term inflammatory skin disorder primarily of the face, characterized by cycles of flare-ups and remissions where the skin is visibly red/flushed, sometimes dry and tender.

Who can get it?

Rosacea can affect all segments of the population, but those with fair skin who tend to flush or blush easily can be at greatest risk. This condition is more frequent in women, especially around the time of menopause along with hot flushes, but men can develop more severe symptoms.


The cause of rosacea is not known, with many different theories. What we do know, however, is that there are things we can use/avoid in our everyday lives to reduce symptoms.

What Helps?

- Avoid irritants on the skin such as synthetic fragrances. Look for products that work with your skin’s microbiome.

- Healthy Gut – studies suggest a lack of enzymes and HCL (stomach acids) can contribute to inflammatory conditions. Choose foods such as whole grains, fermented foods and fresh organic fruit and vegetables.

- Mindfulness - A survey conducted by the National Rosacea Society reported that 91% of rosacea patients saw increased flare-ups due to emotional stress.

- Limit sun exposure - UV rays can be a trigger for rosacea. Use sunscreen daily and avoid direct exposure.

- Community – find a group to discuss your concerns and your victories in living with Rosacea!

Do talk to your doctor if you are worried about Rosacea and if you experience new or worsening symptoms.

Dr Spiezia, skincare formulator and medical herbalist says:

"Nature offers some wonderful ingredients that work well to soothe and calm Rosacea without further disrupting and irritating the skin’s microbiome.

"Bearing in mind that the skin’s blood vessels are primarily involved in this condition, botanical extracts with specific “Vaso tropic” or astringent action are ideal to be present in your skincare formula. These include gotu kola (Centella asiatica), bilberries, rose, and witch hazel.

"Look for products rich in soothing organic vegetable oils, with added anti-inflammatory botanical extracts such as lavender, marigold, chamomile, and mallow flower extracts."

Inlight Face Cleanser and Floral Tonic combo are fantastic to calm and soothe the skin.  

The Cleanser (applied during the evening routine) contains calming lavender extract and astringent, antioxidant green tea, lemon, and rose hip extracts. These will help keep the skin clean but also well moisturised.

The alcohol-free Floral Tonic is refreshing and calming at the same time, containing the purest flower waters of camomile, lavender, rose – all ingredients with anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. Use these waters throughout the day when the skin feels hot and inflamed, to offer relief.