Monday, October 7, 2013

Complete Guide to Rosacea Skin Treatment

Complete Guide to Rosacea Skin Treatment

Rosacea is a common skin condition and can vary from person to person. It mostly affects the skin on your face and can come and go with flare-ups without any warning. Signs of redness and bumps can last for weeks to months, and then diminish before reappearing.  The cheeks, nose, chin or forehead are the areas most likely to turn red from rosacea and it typically doesn't show up until after age 30 and typically on fair skin individuals. There are four types (or subtypes) of rosacea:
  1.  Facial redness 
  2.  Facial redness with bumps or pimples 
  3. Thickening of skin, usually around the nose 
  4. Eye irritation 
How to Know if You Have Rosacea
With rosacea, one or more of the following signs and symptoms appear:
  • Flushing or blushing, with facial redness randomly showing up.
  • Persistent facial redness that looks like you're blushing or have a sunburn that doesn't go away.
  • Small red bumps or pus-filled pimples that may resemble acne.  Often may burn or sting.
  • Small blood vessels become visible.
Causes of Rosacea
There are certain factors that trigger rosacea, including:
  • Stress, anger or embarrassment
  • Spicy foods
  • Corticosteroid type of drugs
  • Some blood pressure medications
  • Sunlight
  • Alcohol
Rosacea Skin Treatment
Since rosacea varies in appearance and symptoms between people, dermatologists may prescribe different types of medication.  Medications can include antibiotics and acne drugs.  However, all dermatologists agree that a gentle skin-care routine helps control rosacea:
  • Skin care that contains non-irritating ingredients is a must.  The more harsh the product, the likelier for flareups.
  • Clean the face with a non-abrasive cleanser and gently pat dry the face with a soft towel.
  • Always use a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or SPF 30.  The only non-irritating effective sunscreen contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that are non-micronized.
  • Green colored concealers can hide and camouflage redness.
  • Emu oil has been recommended as an alternative therapy.
Rosacea skin care cleanser
Rosacea skin care cleanser

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