Rosacea and the Role of Exfoliation

To help treat Rosacea we give an insight to a rarely discussed aspect of this condition exfoliation. For anyone who has Rosacea and endured redness, associated pimples, lumps and bumps for a length of time you will know the frustrations and upset of waking to a new break out. So many people with this problem are over 40 or 50 when we expect these bad skin experiences to be over. There is no cure for Rosacea, only control. Not everyone has the same symptoms although all sufferers have redness. Some people get pimples of varying degrees from a few bumps under the skin to cysts or pimples. Others have redness and broken capillaries or a combination of all these. I was lucky and ended up with the lot! Men more often display symptoms on their noses. This is called Rhinophyma. The skin thickens and the nose is enlarged. IPL can improve this dramatically. A side effect common to Rosacea is a build-up of dead skin cells in the central part of the face particularly beside the nose. This often leads to blocked pores and in turn, to blemishes.

To Help Treat Rosacea Exfoliation is Imperative

It is imperative to remove dead skin cells by regular exfoliation at home. This can take several forms, depending on your skin type, oily or dry. Products you can use: 1. AHA cleanser/Exfoliator like Active Face Cleanser. This will dissolve dead cells which then slough off. Excellent for oily skin and blemishes 2. Use a cleanser containing natural beads, for example, bamboo powder for a strong exfoliation MISMO Microderm Resurfacing Cream. Twice a week home treatment for normal and dry. 3. Use a cleanser containing a fine natural grain like Rice powder for a gentle exfoliation MISMO Natural Exfoliator. Best for dry skin and redness. For a long term blemish problem I'd recommend Hydra-dermabrasion in a beauty salon to get your skin back in a healthy condition. While it sounds easy to remove dead skin cells, the glue that holds our skin cells together is actually quite tough. If you are having lots of breakouts and the home treatments aren't working you might think seriously about hydra-dermabrasion. Hydra-dermabrasion is similar to microdermabrasion but gentler on our often sensitive, reactive and damaged skin. The machine uses water instead of crystals to remove dead skin cells and is quite hydrating.

Why Do We Need To Remove Dead Skin Cells?

A number of reasons. In terms of pimples or cyst type eruptions, once the pore is blocked, natural sebum or oil can't reach the surface of the skin and will build up beneath the skin causing a pimple or similar. These can be very painful and of course unattractive. It is common for pockets of oil to be trapped below the skin surface under thick layers of dead skin cells. These pockets of oil can cause recurring blemishes. After a couple of treatments of hydra-dermabrasion the skin will be released of these pesky oil pockets and clear, healthy skin will return. Due to the nature of Rosacea this is an ongoing process so please consider a monthly routine of hydra-dermabrasion to keep your skin clear.You also need to be vigilant about daily home care. MISMO has an information page about Rosacea and recommended skin care routines and supplements that may be useful for you or someone you know who suffers from this Celtic curse as its often known. The information contained in this blog post is based on my own experiences from battling Rosacea for around 17 years. In no way is this medical advice. Irene McDonald


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MSM is known to be highly effective in joint health, muscle recovery, sports nutrition, immune support, and healthy ageing. 

What is MSM?

MSM (Methyl Sulphonyl Methane or Dimethyl Sulfone) is an organic sulphur compound found in all living organisms. It is the purest and most bio-available form of sulphur, one of the essential minerals crucial to life and the regeneration of cells. MSM has traditionally been taken as a food supplement to increase joint health for flexibility and mobility, as well as for strong hair and nails, beautiful skin, and other health conditions from leaky gut syndrome to mild arthritis, osteoporosis, and psoriasis. 

Why do we need to supplement with MSM?

Natural MSM is largely destroyed when our food is processed and can be lost entirely when foods and ingredients are stored for a long period of time. MSM bonds with moisture, so any food which undergoes any sort of dehydration will lack its natural MSM.

For these reasons, and because MSM is so critical for almost every athletic function in active bodies, it is important to consistently supplement with a quality MSM nutritional supplement 

How does MSM work at the cellular level?

Collagen is the principal structural protein holding the skin together and is largely responsible for the skin’s mechanical properties.  Sulphur is integral to the production of collagen and elastin, and MSM is a source of organic Sulphur. 

Approximately half of the body's sulphur content is found in the skin, muscles, cartilage and bones.

How can MSM benefit your skin, hair and nails?

  • Protecting collagen against collagen degrading enzymes
  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen and elastin production
  • Boosting the natural production of Glutathione, one of the body's key anti-oxidants ... as an anti-oxidant, MSM will boost the immune system and reduce pigmentation and cellular damage
  • Acting as an anti-inflammatory agent by reducing the production of cytokines (compounds that cause inflammation)
  • Maintaining skin cell membrane flexibility and permeability, promoting an efficient exchange of nutrients and waste products to help keep skin clear
  • Helping to maintaining the body's pH balance

How can MSM help with joint health and support? 

MSM has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can be used as a natural alternative to help reduce pain from mild arthritis and osteoarthritis related symptoms.

How does MISMO MSM help with exercise recovery?

Our muscles, skin, bones, organs, and connective tissue all rely on sulphur and without it our bodies can not function properly.  MSM is an important nutritional supplement for anyone living an active lifestyle, as it delivers the sulphur and methyl nutrients which are key to the structure of healthy cells in muscle and connective tissue.

MSM is valued by bodybuilders, strength, and power athletes because it supports healthy and flexible cell structures and can help reduce the inflammation of muscle tissue and can offset muscle soreness and joint pain caused by inflammation.

Where is MSM found and how is it manufactured?

MSM is found in the fluid and tissue of all living organisms. It is present in a variety of foods including raw vegetables, eggs, milk and fish, but is lost through cooking and food processing. One of the richest natural supplies is pine trees and cabbage.

Although MSM is abundant in nature, even the richest natural sources only provide MSM in the level of several parts per million. Commercial extraction of MSM from trees is not possible so a process is undertaken which parallels the natural oxidation that occurs in the marine atmosphere and produces MSM that is chemically identical to that found in nature.

Click here for a detailed explanation of how MSM is manufactured.

How pure is MISMO MSM?

Every batch of our MSM is rigourously tested by an independent laboratory to ensure the highest quality, minimum 99.99% pure MSM.

    How much MISMO MSM should I be taking?

    An average dose is between 2 to 6 grams daily. Most people take a teaspoon (approx. 4 grams) daily. If more relief is needed, increase the dose slowly. Can be taken in water or juice after breakfast, although there are no rules as to when you should take MSM.

    A word of caution ... some people find if they take MSM late in the day, after 4 or 5pm, they do not sleep as well, as it energises them. This is not a general occurrence but worth mentioning.

    WARNINGS: If taking Warfarin or strong blood thinners, do not take MSM without your doctor's approval. Not to be taken by children without a health professional's advice.  MSM can also interfere with the accuracy of the blood test for liver enzymes by sometimes producing false positive results. It is recommended you cease taking MSM at least 4 days before these blood tests. You can resume after the test.

    Is MISMO MSM listed with the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration)?

    Yes, click here to view the TGA listing for MISMO MSM


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