Home' Spa and Clinic : SPA Vol-69 Autumn 2017 Contents torments they are suffering, Elly says being able to reach out and
help others with debilitating skin conditions, such as rosacea and
acne, is incredibly rewarding.
“In my journey to clear skin I’ve learnt that the thing you
struggle most with can be your greatest teacher,” she says.
“Despite the emotional distress along the way, I have actually
gained a lot from having severe rosacea. I’ve learnt so much about
my own digestive system and my health and that I must really listen
to my body.”
The fast-acting results of Vanessa Megan topical treatments,
combined with lifestyle changes have completely transformed
She says her personal rosacea triggers are related to synthetic
preser vatives and heat, both spicy food and hot weather.
“I’d had so many bad experiences with skincare and my skin
reacted to pretty much ever ything, but Vanessa showed me how to
use the cleanser with a muslin cloth to ensure it would be as gentle
as possible, and how to dilute the oil with a little water to avoid
irritation,” she explains.
“ W ithin the first few days, things started changing. My enlarged
pores visibly reduced in size and my skin felt stronger.
“I couldn’t believe it. I had always thought organic skincare
was nice and a great environmental choice but not a solution for
chronic conditions like mine.
“I called Vanessa to tell her the good news. From there on, my
skin has gotten better and better.
“Now, three months later, all the irritation, redness and pustules
are gone and I am gradually introducing more products into my
One of Elly’s first initiatives as CEO was to encourage
as many people as possible suffering from rosacea, acne or
hyperpigmentation to trial Vanessa Megan products and record
their journey to clear skin.
“ They are diagnosed, then prescribed a skincare 6 -week routine
with all products supplied, compliments of the brand,” she says.
“I was personally galvanised by the improvements in my
skin using in particular the Holy Trinity 3-step and Rose and
Chamomile moisturizer. So much so, I wanted to find a way to offer
these results to others struggling with similar concerns.
“ Weekly consults with our aesthetician, photo documentation
and videos, with weekly sur veys will help us to monitor skin
“In exchange we are asking participants to let us share their
story to help others find their way to this natural solution.”
“Rosacea is a chronic and
disorder visibly resulting in
persistent redness, dilated
capillaries, congestion, and
last but not least, papules and
pustules,” says Dr Christian
Jurist, Medical Director of
Global Education for Pevonia
“It mainly affects the face
although it can appear on the scalp, neck, chest and back. Initial
symptoms can include facial flushing, spots and persistent redness
as tiny blood vessels in the skin become more visible.
“In severe cases, skin around the nose can become very thick
and enlarged and the eyes watery and irritated.
“Twice as many women as men are affected but symptoms are
generally more severe in males; individuals between the ages of
30-50, with fair skin, blue eyes and from northern Europe tend to be
most at risk.
“Exact causes of rosacea are unknown although blame is
attributed to both environmental and hereditary factors.
“One theory suggest s that it’s due to a tiny mite called Demodex
Folliculorum; this mite lives in hair follicles and it is believed that they
can clog up the oil gland resulting in the inflammation seen in rosacea.
“Another theory is that the condition is due to bacteria called
Studies have established the prevalence of rosacea at approximately 10 percent of the Australian population, although
some specialists suggest the majority of more minor and moderate cases are never diagnosed, despite the benefits
treatment would bring.
A recent survey by the American National Rosacea Society (NRS) revealed that 69 percent – almost three-quarters
of respondents – experience a rosacea flare related to emotional stress at least once a month.
A significant majority (90 percent) of respondents said they had suffered some sort of physical discomfort from
Earlier studies conducted by the NRS revealed that more than three quarters of respondents (76 percent) felt that
rosacea had lowered their self-esteem and 88 percent of patients with severe symptoms reported that rosacea had
adversely affected their professional interactions.
Typical manifestation of rosacea
symptoms in women
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