Had enough of that red nose?
Had enough of waking up and feeling your confidence drop as you look in the mirror?
Want something that actually works?
We at Finca understand what you’re going through. Which is why our rosacea experts have put together this 3-part guide to address that red nose once and for all.
What makes you red nose experts?
Our founder Finola Fegan has suffered with rosacea, resulting in flushed cheeks and a red nose, for decades. This is a condition that affects up to 1 in 10 Europeans, with fair-skinned people from Northern Europe being the most affected. That’s why it is so common among people of Irish descent.
However, after much research and experimentation, Finola found a way to manage her symptoms and live a redness-free life.
Finola’s battle with rosacea paid off
We want to bring the knowledge that her struggle brought to our customers.
So, read on, and discover the three things you need to achieve the redness reduction you want.
Transform the appearance of red nose and regain your confidence.
1. Understand Why Your Nose Is Red
How do we solve problems?
If you have a leak coming from your ceiling, what’s the first thing that you would do? Well, aside from ring the plumber, you would look to find what was causing the leak. What are the reasons for it? Is it a faulty tap? A broken seal?
Without understanding the problem, it’s near impossible to solve it.
This is no different with rosacea, that’s why the first part of our guide is about understanding why your nose is red in the first place.
Understand your condition before trying to address it
When you’ve determined exactly what condition you have, then you can start to treat it properly.
You can finally start to find treatment to treat your condition and do away with these “one-size-fits-all” miracle cures. They simply don’t exist.
Great! So… why is my nose red?
There are many reasons why your nose could be red, but if you’ve found your way to this page, it probably means this is a persistent issue.
It’s more than likely you have rosacea, a reoccurring skin condition where sufferers tend to have frequent relapses of varying intensities.
However, the question is, what rosacea type do you have?
How do I find out which rosacea type I have?
There are 3 separate types of rosacea which can cause a red nose:
Look familiar? By understanding your rosacea subtype you can move forward.
Type 1 is most common among women and type 3 among men. Type 2 tends to affect both men and women.
Here is a table displaying the most common symptoms:
Type 1 – ETR Rosacea
Type 2 – Acne Rosacea
Type 3 – Rhinophyma
Visible blood vessels
Lumps on the surface of the skin
Enlarged bulbous nose
Red and irritated skin
Visible blood vessels
Acne-like breakouts over nose and cheeks
Difficulty breathing through the nose
Swollen cheeks and nose
Craggy feeling of the skin
Redness of the nose
For a more detailed breakdown of the symptoms of each rosacea type, head to our what is rosacea page.
Otherwise, continue to step 2 for the next part of our guide.
2. Find The Best Treatment Plan For Your Red Nose
Once you have identified your condition, the next step is to find a treatment which works for you.
Too many rosacea potions and lotions promise the world and deliver nothing. Rosacea is a complex condition that can occur in several different forms, as you can see above, and so it makes sense that each should need a different treatment approach.
You need a personal treatment plan dependent on your sub-type.
Each of the different subtypes affect your skin in different ways, for example, Type 1 (ETR) rosacea tends to make the skin dry and scaly, whereas Types 2 & 3 (acne and rhinophyma) rosacea cause the skin to become oily and clogged.
It is also worth mentioning that some people may be unfortunate enough to have more than one kind at once, meaning multiple treatment plans may well be needed.
I know my subtype, what should be my treatment approach?
ETR (Type 1) Rosacea
If you have ETR rosacea, there should be two main focuses to your treatment.
- Hydration: type 1 sufferers tend to have drier chapped skin which is in desperate need of some moisture.
- Anti-redness: the red flushing of the face is probably the most noticeable symptom of type 1 rosacea. The skin needs help to calm the inflammation and dilation of blood vessels on the nose and face.
We recommend a chemical-free moisturiser that can help with your dry skin, along with an anti-inflammatory topical serum to counteract redness.
Is Your Skin Dry And Red?
Wait a minute, most cosmetic moisturisers and serums make my rosacea worse, not better...
That’s why it is very important that you find a cream which helps to lock in moisture but doesn’t aggravate your sensitive skin.
Finola first developed the Rosacea Serum Sub-Type 1 because of this exact issue. She wanted an all-natural antidote that didn’t set off a bout of rosacea as soon as she applied it.
Okay, what about reducing my redness?
We have also developed the winter and summer balms to bring some much-needed anti-inflammatory qualities to the table. They also work excellently in combination with the sub-type 1 serum to help lock in the moisture the serum provides.
For more information about ETR rosacea and our ETR treatments, head over to our ETR Rosacea page.
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Acne (Type 2 ) Rosacea
Although it may not feel like it, if you have Acne (Type 2) Rosacea, you’re in luck.
Why’s that? Well, type 2 rosacea is the easiest of the rosacea subtypes to treat.
Imagine, in a few months you could be free from those lumps, bumps and persistent redness. If you follow this plan, you’re almost guaranteed to see results.
Great, so what’s the solution?
Much like ETR (Type 1) rosacea, there are two main areas to focus your treatment on.
- Cleansing: due to higher levels of sebum (oil) production and an over-abundance of demodex mites, cleansing your face is key to allowing your skin a chance to recover.
- Anti-inflammation: the lumps and bumps you can feel on your nose and across your face are down to swelling – counteracting inflammation will allow the swelling and redness to subside.
With this in mind, we recommend a cleansing facial serum and a multi-faceted anti-inflammatory approach.
Unclog pores with a gentle moisturiser
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Makes sense, but I’m fed up of chemical-based products with potential side-effects.
Most typical acne rosacea treatments contain laboratory-based chemicals which can cause a number of potential side-effects, Ivermectin being one of them.
This can be anything from nausea to dizziness to headaches.
This is a perverse approach to treating acne rosacea, especially because many people find it can be treated as effectively with natural ingredients.
We at Finca have developed the Rosacea Serum Sub-Type 2. Our best-selling product has helped the lives of many rosacea sufferers and has both cleansing and anti-inflammatory attributes which can be applied directly to the affected area.
What about antibiotics? And I’ve heard a lot about Apple Cider Vinegar…
If you go to your doctor with type 2 rosacea, it’s likely that they will prescribe you on antibiotics such as doxycycline or minocycline. While these can be effective anti-microbials and anti-inflammatories, no-one wants to end up on antibiotics for the rest of their lives, especially as you may become resistant to their effects.
The longer you are on antibiotics the more chance bacteria will become resistant.
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Luckily, Oil of Oregano is a miraculously effective natural alternative, with many people on antibiotics turning to oil of oregano so that they can break up their continuous antibiotic medication.
Apple Cider Vinegar receives a lot of attention within the rosacea community, but this is not without good reason. The health of the gut and the skin are intrinsically linked, so given its properties as an internal-cleanser, not to mention its anti-inflammatory properties, it can really help calm the swelling of acne rosacea.
Where can I get my hands on this treatment plan?
You’re in luck!
Here at Finca, we offer a one-of-a-kind all-natural bundle to get you started on the road to clear skin.
Our acne rosacea bundle is complete with our very own Type 2 Rosacea Serum, Oil of Oregano and Apple Cider Vinegar – a three-pronged approach to getting rid of that red nose once and for all.
Take the first step to curing your type 2 rosacea
Rhinophyma (Type 3) Rosacea
The effectiveness of natural products for treating rhinophyma really depend on the stage your condition has developed.
For early stage rhinophyma, natural products may be all you need to cleanse your face and help smooth out the lumps and bumps.
Our rhinophyma treatments all contain natural products to help ease redness, reduce swelling, and smooth out bumps and lumps. Our rhinophyma bundle contains our most effective products in treating this sub-type.
3. Avoid Your Red Nose Triggers
Have you noticed your rosacea flaring up in stressful situations?
Do you get flushed for long periods after eating spicy foods?
What about when you apply a certain brand of make-up?
Although the true cause of why people have rosacea remains somewhat of a mystery, there is plenty of evidence that certain things can trigger bouts of rosacea.
Avoiding these things may not always be practical, and sometime can even be impossible, being aware of them can help you prevent your rosacea flaring up unnecessarily.
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Finola started Finca with the intention to help others just like her to feel in control of their rosacea.
By following these three steps - awareness, treatment and prevention – we believe anyone suffering from rosacea can reduce the severity of their condition.
If you’re ready to take that first step at getting rid of that red nose, make sure you pick a natural rosacea treatment plan that suits you.
Why not make that positive change today?
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