Do you suffer from flushing, persistent erythema (redness), papules and pustules (lump and bumps) and telangiectasia (dilated blood capillaries)???
These are symptoms of Rosacea, a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Rosacea usually presents itself between the age of 30-50. It is more common in women but more severe in men. Rosacea more commonly affects people with lighter skin types.
The exact cause of rosacea is unknown! However, research suggests it can be due to a combination of factors including genetics and trigger factors.
Avoiding The Trigger Factors
It is thought that certain environmental and lifestyle factors contribute to the exacerbation of these triggers
- UV Exposure
- Temperature changes
- Spicy foods
- Cosmetic formulations
- Emotional stress
What can I do?
Rosacea can be controlled and managed.
Skin care and advice – Find someone who is highly qualified and knows skin well. A skin care regime with high quality ingredients can make a huge difference.
Avoid the trigger factors – If you know a certain triggers factor flares up your skin, try to avoid it.
Moisturiser and SPF – Rosacea is believed to change enzyme levels in your skin allowing your skin to lose more water then normal. A good moisturiser can be your life saver.
Dermal skin treatments – Dermal clinicians offer many skin treatments to help manage your rosacea including diathermy, laser and resurfacing treatments.
If you think you have Rosacea it is best for you to see someone qualified in the skin indusry who can help you manage and control your symptoms
Please comment below if you have any questions or if your suffer from rosacea? I would love to hear how you manage your symptoms?