What is Rosacea?

Men and women both suffer from this skin condition. Usually people with Rosacea have reddish tone to their skin with some breakouts. It looks like acne but it is not.

Symptoms of Rosacea

Redness and inflamed skin
Broken blood vessels
Burning and stinging of the skin
Dry and scaly skin
Acne breakouts and oily skin
Large pores and thickening of the skin on noseband and chin

Causes of Rosacea

Inflammation – Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition, which often is mistaken for acne, skin allergy or eczema. It is more common on fair skin.
Dilated blood vessels – As we age the constant inflammation causes the blood vessels to lose their elasticity. Because of this weakening condition the skin has a permanent redness in appearance.
Demdex mites – These are Microscopic organisms, mites, that are near the hair follicles which carry bacteria that irritates the skin. People with Rosacea carry a higher quantity of these mites, which reduces the skins natural immune response.
Genetics or hereditary

What Triggers Rosacea

Alcoholic beverages
Spicy foods
Intestinal bacteria
Extreme temperatures

How to control Rosacea

Rosacea cannot be cured, but it can be controlled by the following home and professional treatments:

Using a specific skin care routine with gentle cleansers, toners, exfoliating agents, and moisturizers that are all targeting Rosacea conditions
Avoiding direct sun and using antioxidants and sunscreen
Avoiding alcoholic drinks and spicy food
Microdermabrasion treatment to reduce thickening of the skin
Laser and light therapy treatments
In severe cases taking medicine and antibiotics targeting Rosacea
Taking probiotics to control intestinal bacteria

Professional treatments and facials that are designed for Rosecea are very important and are crucial for a facial-redness remedy to not only repair damage, but to help rebuild healthy skin.

Marji Soofi
Skin Specialist