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Redness is something that many of my clients complain about in regard to their skin’s condition. It occurs when blood vessels dilate, and blood rushes close to the surface of the skin. While redness can be caused by temperature change, massage, allergies and  reactions to products, the more common causes that people come to me for are Acne, Rosacea, Broken Capillaries and Eczema 

Like any medical condition, it is important to seek professional help to diagnose and treat the redness properly.  You will also notice that in each circumstance, diet plays a major role..  About 70% of what we eat accounts for the health of our skin, while 30% is affected by the proper topical treatment.



Acne breakouts occur when there is an excess of oil (sebum) and the pores become  blocked by dehydrated skin cells,  bacteria, or dirt. Almost all acne is caused by hormones, namely progesterone, estrogen and cortisol (released when we are stressed). And acne doesn’t discriminate, while it is more typical in teenagers, many adults struggle with it as well.

Treatment includes keeping the skin consistently cleansed and balanced so that breakouts are kept at bay. A healthy, anti-inflammatory diet is key. And finally, don’t pick at your skin, as this will inevitably cause longer healing times and potential scarring. Leave any extractions to a professional.

Recommended products for acne include: 

Environ Hydroxy Acid Sebu-Clear Mask is an acid cream mask that contains a combination of exfoliating acids to help clear the appearance of existing breakouts, leaving the skin looking visibly clearer.

This purifying serum is aimed at preventing and alleviating skin imperfections by regulating sebum secretion and reducing inflammation thanks to anti-microbial active ingredients.

Formulated with Ignae's proprietary EPC Factor, plus 3 naturally-derived alpha hydroxy acids (citric acid, lactic acid and tartaric acid).  This refreshing cleanser also provides mild and gentle exfoliation to support your skin’s daily renewal, preparing it for the next steps in your routine.

Botanical Infused Sebu-Tone Clarifier is formulated with clarifying exfoliators and sebum regulating ingredients. This toner helps to remove the build-up of dead surface skin and assists in minimizing the appearance of  oily shine, leaving the skin looking smoother and more refined.



Rosacea, something that I suffer from as well, is caused by abnormalities in the blood vessels. While there are several types of Rosacea, generally speaking it is indicated by by the appearance of expanded capillaries, red bumps and flushed skin in the shape of a butterfly over the cheeks and nose. Flare ups can be exacerbated by many things including prolonged sun exposure, extreme heat or cold, vigorous exercise, hot showers,   as well as certain foods and ingredients. 

While there is no cure for Rosacea, staying away from the triggers and being gentle and respectful to your skin will help lessen its appearance.

Recommended products for Rosacea:

Containing a high concentration of bovine colostrum and enriched with vitamins and a variety of antioxidants, including Green Tea, vitamin C and vitamin E,  Environ's Vita-Enriched Colostrum Gel boosting serum helps to protect the skin from external and internal stressors resulting in skin that feels soft, soothed and protected.

Rich and comforting, THE BALM is formulated to provide long-lasting hydration, decrease water loss, decrease reactivity, soften skin, improve its texture, energize and increase luminosity

This targeted serum acts simultaneously on the causes of vascular dilation, the formation, and propagation of new blood capillaries, inflammation, and visible redness.

A toner with a balanced combination of soothing components leaves the skin deeply moisturized, smoothed, and revitalized.


Broken Capillaries

Capillaries are the smallest vessels beneath the skin, and are responsible for the circulation of blood within the skin. These vessels are grouped together in places known as capillary beds or clusters of capillaries. When these vessels are disrupted (broken), thin red lines appear caused by the dilation of the veins beneath the skin. These are known as broken capillaries, spider veins and scientifically as telangiectasia. 

The causes of broken capillaries range from genetics, to extreme temperature changes, excessive drinking or smoking, UV damage, and skin trauma. While anyone can experience broken capillaries, they are much more noticeable in lighter skin. And while you can lessen their appearance, they are very hard to get rid of once you have them.

Be gentle with your skin, avoid hot water, stay away from harsh exfoliators. Also, avoid using water-based moisturizers in sub-zero weather because the water in the formula can freeze in the pores and the subsequent expansion can lead to these unwanted red spots. In these freezing temperatures, use a thick layer of oil based cream, which will keep the lipidic layer protected and hydrated.

Recommend products for Broken Capillaries Include:

Rooted in the centuries-old, skin-healing Remedea Compound™ and boosted by the most scientifically advanced, medical grade actives, Chuda Healing Hydrating Cream deeply hydrates and rapidly heals dry, damaged and compromised skin

Calming and protective, The Soothing Serum contains ingredients that deeply hydrate, reduce the appearance of redness and other inflammation, comfort stressed and sensitized skin, increase collagen production, and restore immunity.



Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition that affects more than 3 million Americans per year. It is often caused by inflammation in the body, but can also be a response to the environment. Essentially, eczema compromises the skin’s ability to retain moisture and protect itself from free radicals and the result is a dry, flaky bumpy red rash. 

The treatment of eczema involves eliminating inflammatory foods from one’s diet, avoiding harsh soaps and fragranced products, and keeping  the affected areas moisturized.

Recommended Products for Eczema include: 

Rich and comforting, THE BALM is formulated to provide long-lasting hydration, decrease water loss, decrease reactivity, soften skin, improve its texture, energize and increase luminosity

This all-natural, multi-tasking balm is a super-versatile staple. It offers relief from chapped lips, dry nails and cuticles, eczema, skin surgery, lasers, tattoos, cuts, scrapes, burns and diaper rash.

The 3-mode Celluma PRO treating Acne, Wrinkles and Pain, is quite unlike any other LED panel device available today. The elongated flexible panel is versatile - users can dome it over the face, wrap it around extremities or lay it flat over the body.