Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that primarily affects the face. This skin looks very flush and temperatures go up ( hot tub, working out, sitting in the sun) or temperatures go down ( snow skiing, walking in a cold wind or just being outside in a very cold day. This is called erythema or redness. In advanced stages, small capillaries will break under the skin. Pimples can even form making people think it is acne.
Approximately 16 million Americans suffer from rosacea. Most people don’t know what it is and if the skin is breaking out, they will try to treat it like acne. Most rosacea begins in your 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. and is most predominant in women with fair skin. Doctors still argue what causes rosacea but most research has shown many factors are involved: heredity, stomach dyspepsia and Helicobacter pylori infection, Demodex mites, endocrine disorders, vitamin deficiency and stress. Rosacea clients are generally prone to flushing and blushing on the t-zone and cheeks. This can come on spontaneously or triggered by certain triggers:
- emotional stress
- abrupt temperature change
- drinking alcohol
- sunlight and repeated sun damage
- spicy foods
- foods containing histamines, like tomatoes or pineapple
- medications, such as steroids
This chronic skin condition will progress slowly and get much worse if it is not treated properly. It will start with flushing and progress to skin reputation. If not treated, complications like rhinophyma ( nose enlargement). left to continue, it can lead to sebaceous hyperplasia and fibrosis lumps on the skin. None of this is dangerous but it very disfiguring. Rosacea can also affect the eyes.
Acne and rosacea can be present at the same time and is called acne rosacea. The good news is this rosacea and acne rosacea can be treated.
- gentle skin care
- a physical sunscreen
- BPO ( low strength)
- no scrubs
- no harsh peels or microdermabrasion
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Skin Care By Robyn | www.skincareacnetreatmentdenver.com