Rosacea is extremely annoying and often painful. This skin condition affects millions of people all over the world.
According to a large body of research, those with lighter skin tones have been found to have a higher risk of developing rosacea as adults. In most cases, doctors will prescribe antibiotics, creams, or lotions to help with this issue.
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about topical probiotics for rosacea.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea dermatitis, a skin disease commonly known as ‘rosacea’, is usually caused by an impairment of the skin's microbiome. It is a recurrent chronic inflammatory disease with poorly understood etiology, genetics and pathophysiology. Four distinct subtypes of rosacea have been recognized, with transient and non-transient facial flushing, papules and pustules being among the more commonly recognized features. Studies have suggested that rosacea may occur three times more often in women than in men.
Etiology & Risk factors
Exact causes and mechanisms behind rosacea are not known. However, molecular studies suggest that dysregulation of the innate immune system, overgrowth of commensal skin organisms, and aberrant neurovascular signaling makes the condition worse.
Additionally, some known risk factors are:
* Emotional stress
* Extreme cold
* Bacteria on the skin
* Hot and dry weather
* Follicle irritation
* Under-skin connective tissue injury caused by the sun
Clinical symptoms that you may experience include facial flushing (redness), little acne-like bumps and red and watery eyes (epiphora).
Can Rosacea Be Cured？
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, rosacea is a very common skin condition that affects around 16 million people in the United States.
Rosacea cannot be cured but intensive measures can avoid flare-up and reduce discomfort.
While no one knows what causes rosacea, that doesn't help the millions of people who have it. The National Rosacea Society says that more than 76% of people with rosacea said that the condition made them feel bad about themselves and made them less likely to go to social events. Hence, social hurdles include loss of confidence and self esteem.
Left untreated, the redness can become inflamed, leading to small bumps that look like acne. If these aren't managed in time, the skin can get thicker over time, which can cause permanent skin damage.
Treatment for rosacea has not been discovered yet. But scientists are still looking into what causes the condition. Experts are also trying to find effective new therapies. This includes the use of ‘Topical Probiotics’.
Do Topical Probiotics Help Rosacea?
According to a study, topical probiotics have shown efficacy in a number of limited trials, particularly those involving the treatment of acne, atopic dermatitis, and rosacea. In simple terms, probiotic skincare products work for rosacea.
Topical probiotics are considered a safe treatment modality and devoid of adverse effects, especially if compared to conventional treatment options for skin disorders.
However, there are a limited number of clinical trials and studies in this regard. Most topical preparations are still being used as cosmetic products.
How Topical Probiotics Work
Using probiotics to treat acne and rosacea is a quite straightforward process. It improves the overall texture of the skin through various healing processes.
Probiotics are living bacteria that keep you healthy. When we have more good bacteria in our bodies, we are better able to fight off harmful bacteria and avoid problems like IBS and Gastrointestinal problems. This is confirmed by the ‘Gut-Brain-Skin axis’.
The microbiome of our skin is made up of millions of bacteria, fungi, and viruses, just like the microbiome of our gut. When used in skin care, probiotics help restore microbial diversity that is often lost when harsh products are used to exfoliate and clean the skin. Probiotic medication includes supplements and creams.
They make a thin film of bacteria on the skin that prevents from further pathogen integrity and hence inhibits inflammatory immune responses. This is known as "bacterial interference," as probiotics protect the skin and interfere with the ability of harmful microorganisms (bacteria and/or parasites) to provoke an immune reaction.
Normally, the pathogenic bacteria present to immune cells present in the skin and activate the body to eliminate this threat. The reaction that takes place in response generates welts, inflammation, and redness on the skin's surface. By attacking the bacteria causing the interference, probiotics make the skin seem healthier and softer while reducing redness, irritation, and welts.
That's why probiotics are so effective at preventing Rosacea flare-ups.
Demodex mites- what you need to know about them!
The Demodex folliculorum mite lives on the skin naturally, in hair follicles (mostly the ones on the face), and feeds on dead skin cells and sebum.
Studies have shown that patients with active forms of Rosacea are at a greater risk of mite buildup. The problem arises when thee mites die off on the skin. When demodex dies, it releases toxic substances on the skin which basically attracts a bacterial and fungal habitat. This phenomenon promotes the infectious and inflammatory process and is a hurdle to the healing skin.
Soolantra – Die Off Symptoms
Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Characterized by redness, swelling, and bumps on the face, rosacea can cause discomfort and embarrassment for those who suffer from it. While there are various treatments available, postbiotics may offer a promising new approach to managing rosacea symptoms.
Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug, sold as Soolantra is an effective treatment for demodex mites living on the skin. However, Soolantra is a two-tiered sword; meaning, it kills of the parasite but releases toxic substances on the skin that transiently prolong the inflammatory period. During this period, patients are more prone to develop symptoms like rash, burning sensation on skin and even blepharitis (an inflammatory eye condition). This series of events is called as “Soolantra Die off Symptoms.”
Skincare Routine for Rosacea
Many people turn to skincare solutions full of harsh substances when their skin becomes red, inflamed, or rough. These include using active formulas like retinol, salicylic acid and glycolic acid etc. This makes your microbiome weak and takes away your natural oils. Instead, try not to do too much and pick cleansers and serums with formulas that calm the skin.
Avoid sulfate and anything with a scent, as they can make your sensitive skin even more sensitive. Instead, look for products that will keep your skin hydrated.
Although, treatment approaches are limited for Rosacea. But probiotics have been employed in significantly reducing the episodic worsening of symptoms while simultaneously preventing from recurrence. The active ingredient in our product, SANAREVER, creates a “protective film” on the skin that has antimicrobial activity. Thus, probiotics combined with balanced skincare can help maintain the skin microbiome and consequently help avoid the flare-up of symptoms when they recur.
Add probiotics for rosacea, like Juvenu intensive serum to your skincare routine to introduce good bacteria, help your skin thrive, and keep things in balance.
Antibiotic Resistance Problem with Probiotics
Multiple studies have shown that using probiotics is good for the health of both animals and people. Because of this, probiotics are becoming more popular all over the world. Concerns have been raised, though, about the use of some probiotic strains that carry their own genes for antibiotic resistance. This is because they could pass these genes on to pathogenic bacteria through horizontal gene transfer.
From the point of view of using antibiotics, it has been seen that probiotics lower the risk of getting some infectious diseases.
For this reason, dermatologists prescribe a low dose of antibiotics along with topical probiotics to prevent this from happening. This is preventive in nature and also protects from other potentially harmful skin conditions.
About Juvenu Skin
At JuvenuSkin, our goal is to renew, restore and balance your skin's microbiome so that your skin can look its best.
Juvenu's special repair formula can protect sensitive skin, while giving the skin super moisturizing and repairing power, soothing the discomfort caused by sensitive, dry and red skin. It also speeds up the skin's natural repair process, calms inflammation, reduces redness, and evens out skin tone.
This light, thin probiotic face serum for rosacea hydrates the skin deeply and brings back the natural glow!
Why Juvenu Skin?
When it comes to our skin, it's important to choose products from brands we can trust.
Juvenu is a brand that you can trust when it comes to probiotic skin care. All of Juvenu's probiotic skin care products have been rigorously tested in both laboratories and hospitals and have been demonstrated to support healthy skin for Rosacea. They support the healthy balance that exists in the human body's natural immune system. Juvenu subscribes to the idea that, with the proper support, our skin will achieve its most healthy and lustrous state.
Juvenu's probiotic products have a medical-grade, high-concentration formula with a lot of natural small molecules and antibacterial peptides. These are gentle and get to the bottom layer of skin. This gives cells energy, improves microcirculation, and makes the skin look and feel better. This helps fight dryness and makes the skin better able to fight off allergies. The skin care line from Juvenu includes products that help lighten wrinkles and make the skin firmer.
We are different from other probiotic skin care products because we use a process called "symbiotic fermentation" When this happens, a lot of microorganisms ferment together, producing metabolic substance that are helpful and the effect on the flora is stronger as compared to the natural fermentation process.
Other products used in treating Rosacea like the insecticide Ivermectin (Soolantra) can cause skin burning, skin irritation, itching and dry skin. Another disadvantage is that the treatment duration is very long and it takes a lot of time before results are apparent.
However, with Juvenu product, intensive serum, you do not experience any of these side effects. You will also begin to see results much faster. This product has been on clinical trial, and several positive reviews have deemed it “PERFECT” for Rosacea.
Juvenu’s probiotic supplements include a medical-grade, high-concentration formula that is rich in antimicrobial peptides. The peptides help alleviate dryness and strengthen the skin’s natural defenses against allergens.
For very sensitive skin or skin suffering from Rosacea:
Use Intensive serum for inflamed skin, Our products are highly potent, with a high concentration of active ingredients. Some users may feel a slight tingling sensation upon first use, similar to that felt while disinfecting. If you have sensitive skin, dilute the serum with water or Miracle brightening serum.