What is rosacea?
Is your face constantly red? Do your cheeks appear sunburned even if you haven’t been outside? Do you blush easily and often? You may have rosacea, a common chronic skin-condition. Though rosacea can be bothersome, it is relatively easy to control and treat.
Some people think rosacea is the same thing as acne. It is not, but they do share some characteristics, including occasional breakouts and pimples, causing rosacea to be referred to as ‘adult acne.’ Other symptoms of rosacea include:
- Redness and possible swelling
- Stinging/burning skin
- Patches of rough dry skin
- Larger pores
- Broken blood vessels or bumps eyelids
- Swollen nose
It is important to see your doctor if you have rosacea symptoms. If you don’t take care of your rosacea, it may continue to worsen and could become permanent.
While the cause of rosacea is still unknown, its symptoms can be exacerbated by environmental factors such as sunburn and certain medications. Emotional factors like stress and embarrassment also can cause rosacea flare-ups.
What are your options?
Luckily, there are plenty of options available to help control and conceal rosacea – and make you look and feel better. Just be sure to use only gentle skin care products.
Pevonia’s RS2 line works well to reduce redness, discomfort and hypersensitivity. Rosacea RS2 Gentle Cleanser gently removes skin surface impurities and rinses clean without leaving any film. Follow the cleansing with alcohol-free RS2 Rosacea Gentle Lotion to help diffuse redness, and RS2 Rosacea Care Cream to hydrate and protect, and your skin will feel refreshed and moisturized.
To help combat itchiness caused by rosacea, HydroPeptide offers its Soothing Serum to minimize the effects of sensitivity, while also encouraging collagen production. (As a bonus Soothing Serum also helps decrease the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while neutralizing free radicals to prevent pre-mature skin aging!)
To cover up redness associated with Rosacea, try Dermablend’s Smooth Indulgence Redness Concealer. It features a light green tint to neutralize redness and enhance coverage of imperfections and can be used alone or under foundation.
If you suffer from rosacea, try to determine what your personal rosacea triggers are and take steps to avoid them. Sunlight, hot or cold temperatures, wind, stress, spicy foods, alcohol and hot baths are some common things that cause rosacea outbreaks.
While living with rosacea can be frustrating, it is not dangerous or life-threatening. Be sure to care for your emotions along with your rosacea. Talk to your doctor or a counselor if your rosacea affects your self-esteem or you feel embarrassed by the way you look.