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An antioxidant called silymarin (extracted from the Milk Thistle plant) has shown results with regards to managing some of the symptoms associated with [Link Removed]. Today, I'll explain the role silymarin plays in reducing the symptoms as well as other benefits this antioxidant delivers.

Silymarin And Rosacea  

Those who suffer from symptoms that are associated with rosacea have first-hand experience with the annoying redness and inflammation that appears on the face. If neglected or left untreated, it can lead to social and psychological issues. There are several ways in which rosacea manifests and patients can experience multiple symptoms simultaneously. For some, the condition is marked by what appears to be pimples and red bumps. Others might experience sporadic flushing in the facial area or small, visible blood vessels throughout the skin. The inflammation that is characteristic of rosacea can be treated through topical application of products that contain silymarin.

A few years ago, a group of 46 patients who were suffering from rosacea participated in a double blind, placebo-controlled study in France. During that study, the patients were given a topical treatment containing silymarin and [Link Removed] (or, MSM). The test was conducted over a 1-month period. after which researchers found that the silymarin/MSM treatment had reduced redness, itching, and other symptoms related to rosacea.

Other Benefits Of Silymarin  

As an antioxidant, silymarin offers other benefits in addition to helping manage rosacea. Topical application has shown that it reduces free radical oxidation that happens as a result of UVA exposure. By inhibiting the spread of free radicals, silymarin can prevent cellular damage, thereby supporting the structural integrity of the skin. As a result, signs of premature aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of elasticity, are less prevalent. There is also growing evidence that silymarin can protect the skin from UV damage and related influences that can eventually lead to skin cancer.

Relief From Rosacea Symptoms  

Facial redness, blotchiness, visible blood vessels, and other inflammatory symptoms can be reduced by applying [Link Removed], a formulation that contains silymarin twice daily. Results should become visible within 3 weeks and will continue to improve as long as Rosacure+ is applied each day. The formulation also contains MSM to aid in treating the inflammation. Other high-quality ingredients, such as antioxidants and moisturizers, work together to hydrate the skin while protecting the underlying structure from oxidative stress.

Silymarin has undergone rigorous testing and has proven efficacious for treating rosacea-related symptoms. That said, researchers and dermatologists continue to study the ingredient with regards to its antioxidant properties and other potential benefits it may offer.

Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed].

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