Red Alert

My face turns a brilliant tomato red during tough workouts, though it quickly disappears. For those with rosacea, it's a very different story. Rosacea affects millions of Americans—16 million to be exact—and causes a range of disruptive side-effects, such as persistent redness and bumps, that take a serious physical and emotional toll. Many of your clients may be enduring symptoms of rosacea and unaware of their origins. Thankfully, there are many ways you and your spa can help them. The Mayo Clinic recommends wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, protecting the face in hte winter, avoid unnecessary rubbing or massage on the face, washing with a gentle cleanser, and eliminating facial products containing alcohol and other irritants. Skincare companies have tapped into demand for calming products to relieve redness and other related symptoms. Here are a few more options to check out when re-stocking your shelves:

Check out At First Blush to learn more about how spas are helping clients eradicate rosacea symptoms.