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Protocol for Rosacea

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Skin Conditions

Rosacea is a common yet complex skin condition, unique to people of Northern European descent. Rosacea has a number of subtypes with contrasting presentations. These include permanent redness, sensitivity, blood vessel abnormalities (enlargement, “broken” capillaries or telangectasia), flaky skin, papules and pustules, and thickening of the skin.

Protocol for Sun Damaged Skin

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Skin Conditions

80% of facial ageing is caused by the sun. This includes damage done by UV, as well as Visible Light and Infra Red (the Solar Constant). Signs of sun damage include changes to skin colour, texture and hydration. The sun can also cause more serious changes to the skin’s immune functions that may lead to skin cancer. Daily sunscreen use is one of the most important factors in treating sun damaged skin. Today’s new generation Superfluid Sunscreens deliver super high SPF protection, while daily hydrating formulas utilise the power of sunlight to synthesise Vitamin D and re-firm skin support structures. Topical Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) is also now a mainstay in boosting skin immune functions, while antioxidants offer environmental protection and enhance skin softness and firmness. Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids rejuvenate sun-damaged skin by recalibrating pH to more youthful acidic levels restoring smoothness, firmness and clarity.

Protocol for Acne Prone Skin

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Skin Conditions

Acne is a condition that involves over-active oil (sebaceous) glands that can affect the face, neck, chest and back. It affects teenagers and adults and can often be debilitating. The good news is that it can be treated with a medical skincare and treatment prescription. The Rationale solution for breakout-prone skin focuses on reducing follicular blockages, calming inflammation, controlling sebum and reducing acne-causing bacteria.

Protocol for Sensitive Skin

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Skin Conditions

Sensitive skin can be related to impaired barrier function of the skin’s surface layers. Without this protection, skin becomes dry and easily irritated. Barrier function can be diminished through intrinsic ageing, sun exposure climatic conditions and the use of skincare products that remove skin lipids (sebum) and cause irritation.

Protocol for Pigmentation

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Skin Conditions

Pigmentation describes a range of conditions where skin becomes discoloured with blotchy brown spots. A common example is melasma, which mainly affects young women. Pigmentation can be caused by hormonal factors, skin trauma and excessive sun exposure. Successful treatment depends on understanding the depth of the pigment and the underlying cause of the condition. Accurate skin analysis with your Doctor or Skin Therapist will help you decide which treatment options are best for your type of pigmentation.

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