What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that affects over 400 million people worldwide. It most often involves the central face (nose, cheeks, forehead, chin) but can also spread to the ears, neck, chest, and back, and causes redness, flusing, pimples and visible blood vessels. Both women and men of all skin colours can be affected but it is more commonly seen in women over 30 with lighter skin types.
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What Causes Rosacea?
While rosacea affects millions of people, its exact cause is unknown, but it is thought to be cause by a combination of different factors. Existing studies indicate factors include:
- immune reaction, such as an overactive immune system
- environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, wind or extreme temperatures
- certain foods and drink, such as spicy foods, alcohol or hot drinks
- neurovascular dysregulation
What Does Rosacea Look Like?
In addition to redness and flushing of the skin, there are a few other signs of rosacea that vary from person to person.
Skin affected by rosacea tends to be:
- small, red pimples
- visible blood vessels
- burning, itching, stinging sensation
- thickening of the skin on the nose (rhinophyma)
- tightness, tenderness and discomfort
How To Treat Rosacea
Rosacea is not contagious; there is currently no cure for rosacea however with a combination of lifestyle changes and topical treatments its appearance can be managed.
- Topical approaches such as prescription or calming creams containing Azelaic Acid, such as As A Lake
- Oral medications, such as antibiotics or anti-inflammatories
- Laser therapy
- IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy
Life style changes can also help to manage the appearance of rosacea, such as:
- avoid triggers, such as sunlight, wind, spicy foods and alcohol
- use gentle skincare
- wear sunscreen
- use appropriate skincare