15 March 2022

Sesderma Response in Skin Prone to Redness

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Here's the routine that promises to transform your skin and keep redness under control - so you'll never lose your confidence!

Although it does not compromise life expectancy, facial redness, or rosacea, can have a strong impact on the quality of life and self-esteem of those dealing with the condition. Being a chronic dermatosis, it will not be possible to cure it, but it will be possible to keep it under control in order to reduce the flares of redness and also its intensity. Thus, consistency will be key in caring for skin prone to redness. Using specific care only during flares will not be a good strategy if you want to prevent redness. Using a daily skincare routine targeted to the causes and factors involved in the condition will make all the difference.

So, it is worth starting by characterizing rosacea and identifying its causes.

It affects mostly women, typically of lower phototypes, but it is in men that the manifestations are usually more severe.

Skin prone to redness

In fact, there are different stages of rosacea, identified by subtypes - I, II, III and IV. In the first stage, transient redness may develop in the central part of the face, mainly as a result of environmental stressors. If left untreated, rosacea may evolve and besides the redness, which often becomes permanent, small vessels are also visible on the surface of the skin - telangiectasia. This concerns subtype 1 or erythematotelangectatic rosacea. In subtype II or papulopustular rosacea, besides the previous manifestations, small sebaceous retentions are visible in the redness area which may develop into papules or even pustules. Although they closely resemble acne lesions, their cause is different. In this case, it is believed to be the increased proliferation of a mite that causes the obstruction of the follicles and associated inflammation. In subtype III - rosacea fimatosa, a thickening of the skin occurs. This type affects mostly men and it often affects the nose, in this specific case it is called rhinophyma. Subtype IV affects the eyes and is called ocular rosacea. Dermocosmetic care may help significantly in subtypes I and II.



As for the causes themselves, both inflammatory and vascular factors are identified that are closely related to a genetic predisposition. The presence of rosacea in members of the same family shows that there is an important genetic load that will determine that the skin responds redness to certain stimuli. It is also due to genetic factors that most people with rosacea have a compromised skin barrier function, which ultimately aggravates the skin's response to environmental stressors.

Besides the causes, it is also important to identify the aggravating factors of rosacea. Not being responsible for the onset of the disease, they should be avoided as they cause an aggravation of the manifestations.

Sun and heat are two of the main aggravating factors. But in addition to these, we also have stress, an inadequate diet, alcohol and tobacco, extreme physical exercise, dehydration and the use of inappropriate cosmetics.

Taking all these data into account, we easily understand that to keep rosacea under control, it will be important to base the skincare routine on actives that help to address the specific needs of the skin - acting on both inflammation and the vascular component, and helping to reinforce the barrier function. It will also be important to avoid aggravating factors, always use sun protection, avoid overly aggressive care that may further compromise the barrier function, and see a dermatologist and prescribe pharmacological treatments whenever the manifestations warrant it.


Our specific answer for skin with redness and rosacea is the AZELAC range. Formulated with azelaic acid, one of the most prescribed actives for rosacea control for its anti-inflammatory properties. Thanks to nanotechnology, azelaic acid penetrates into deeper layers of the skin where it will reach the target cells in excellent conditions for maximum results. The formulation also includes actives that will reinforce the barrier function of the skin, fight free radicals and calm the skin, as well as act on the vascular component.

We also highlight the presence of interference pigments in the moisturizing care of the range. These greenish-toned pigments will neutralize redness, attenuating it instantly.

The range includes 2 moisturizing products - the GEL for combination to oily skin and the CREAM for normal to dry skin. The gel, specifically, will also be an excellent indication on skin prone to redness and acne, as the azelaic acid also has seborregulating properties.

The latest launch - AZELAC MASK will be the perfect complement to the routine to do 1-2 x per week.

The range also includes AZELAC LOTION which will be indicated in manifestations of redness associated with acne in extensive areas - such as acne on the chest or back, folliculitis, among others.

Other Sesderma care in rosacea


In addition to moisturizing with the AZELAC care that is most appropriate for the type of skin, a hygiene and sun protection routine for skin prone to redness must also be included.

For skin cleansing, we recommend the SENSYSES CLEANSER ROS liposomal cleansing water, specially formulated to meet the needs of skin prone to redness.

If you prefer rinse-off cleansing care, we recommend HIDRAVEN SOAP-FREE SPF CREAM which cleanses the skin gently, and is even indicated for the most sensitive and fragile skin.

For sun protection, we recommend the REPASKIN sun care products in the preferred texture. We highlight the REPASKIN SILKY SPF50 for those who like the silky, matte finish without any white streaks - available with and without color. If you prefer a fluid and quickly absorbed texture, we suggest the REPASKIN FLUID INVISIBLE SPF50. In situations where redness is accompanied by hyperpigmentation, we recommend AZELAC RU LIGHT FLUID SPF50 as a sunscreen with gentle depigmenting actives, SPF50 filters and luminous pigments that reflect light to the skin's surface giving it instant radiance.

And because skin rarely presents only one need (which in this case would be rosacea), you can also associate to your routine a serum to add other properties to your beauty ritual:

- C-VIT Liposomal Serum if you want to prevent and reduce the first signs of aging and promote skin radiance;

- SAMAY Anti-Aging Serum for sensitive skin if you want an anti-aging action with maximum tolerance;

- HIDRADERM TRX Liposomal Serum to associate a depigmenting effect to the routine;

- OCEANSKIN Liposomal Serum for extra hydration.


Get advice from our Beauty Advisor Sesderma and discover the ideal routine for your skin needs!

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