SKIN CONDITIONS & SKIN TYPES
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common but misunderstood condition. It affects white-skinned people of mostly north-western European descent. It begins as Erythema (flushing and reddness) on the central face and across the cheeks, nose, forehead and can also affect the neck and chest. Rosacea affects both sexes, but is almost three times more common in women, and has a peak age of onset between 30 and 60. Rosacea is primarily a facial diagnosis. Rosacea gets worse with time if left untreated. It is often incorrectly diagnosed for acne or eczema, or other skin allergies.
What causes Rosacea?
Dermatologists suggest that a major factor to Rosacea is abnormalities in the facial blood vessels, which cause the persistent redness and visible blood vessels.
Some factors can aggravate rosacea or make it worse by increasing blood flow to the surface of the skin.
Listed below are some of these aggravating rosacea factors:
- Hot foods
- Hot drinks
- Spicy foods
- Dairy products
- Extremes of temperature
- Stress, anxiety, anger, embarrassment
- Vigorous exercise
- Hot baths
- Some medications - such as those for treating high blood pressure
- Acute medical conditions - such as a cold, cough, or fever
- Some chronic medical conditions - such as hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Alcohol - alcohol does not cause rosacea, but it can be a trigger for people with the condition. Rosacea is not caused by alcohol abuse.
What are treatment options for Rosacea?
There is NO cure for rosacea. However, there are treatments which can relieve the signs. A combination of regular facial treatments, medications and lifestyle changes usually give the best results.
Rosacea Corrective Therapy treatment helps to elminate the obvious redness and reduces the appearance of broken capillaries. It leaves the skin looking refreshed and even toned.
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