Did you know that one in ten people in the UK suffer from rosacea, but many of them aren’t aware of it? It can be difficult to distinguish between rosacea and other skin conditions such as acne, allergic reactions and dermatitis because of their similar and often overlapping symptoms. Here’s what you need to know to tell if it’s rosacea or something else:
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin that makes you blush more easily than other people. Other symptoms associated with rosacea include permanent redness, hot flushes, spots and thread veins. The redness usually appears on the forehead, nose and cheeks but it can also spread to the back, chest and ears. People affected by rosacea tend to have easily irritable skin and can’t tolerate a variety of skincare products.
What causes it?
The exact cause of rosacea is currently unknown, but skin experts agree that the blood vessels within the skin of rosacea sufferers are unstable and more reactive than average, which is the reason why those who have the condition blush so easily.
Who is likely to get rosacea?
Rosacea can affect all skin types and all age groups, however, it is most common in people with fair skin, particularly those of English, Irish and Scottish descent. Even though rosacea usually affects adults between the ages of 30 and 50, it can also be seen in teenagers and children.
Rosacea signs and symptoms
Rosacea comes in several different forms and its symptoms and severity can vary widely from one person to another. However, the most common rosacea signs you shouldn’t ignore include:
- Flushing–when your skin turns red for a brief period of time, usually a few minutes.
- Persistent redness–that looks like a sunburn or a stubborn rash.
- Visible blood vessels in the skin
- Thickened skin
- Persistent round red bumps on the face
Can you cure rosacea permanently?
Unfortunately, there is no permanent solution for rosacea at the moment, but you can keep your symptoms at bay by identifying your triggers and avoiding them whenever possible.
A proper skincare routine can greatly help you to reduce your flare-ups and restore the healthy functions of your skin barrier.
Rozatrol™ is a multi-modal normalising serum treatment that targets all visible symptoms of rosacea and provides instant relief for red, sensitised skin. Rozatrol™ is formulated with amino acids and enzymes that restore skin’s healthy vascular functions, while its oil-control complex prevents excess sebum production and replenishes skin’ hydration levels.