[roh-ZAY-sha] A common skin condition that some patients are not aware they suffer from. Rosacea normally occurs on the facial area of fair skin types, effecting mostly women aged 40 to 60 years old. It targets the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead areas and can also cause inflammation on the eyes and eyelids. The symptoms could be mild to severe, appearing as small bumps, dilated blood vessels and pus-filled spots similar to acne. Rosacea can also lead to skin thickening, usually on the nose. Although it might not cause any discomfort, in most cases it can be irritating, stinging and sore, but most importantly it has a strong influence on low self-steam.
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The history of rosacea goes all the way back to the 14th century and always has been wrongly indicated as the main consequence of alcoholism. What actually causes rosacea is not 100% clear to dermatologists.
''There are many contributing factors; an impaired skin barrier can allow irritants to enter the skin, causing inflammation, and free radical damage can also play a part in intensifying inflammation. '' Daniel Isaacs (Formulation and Development Director at Medik8)
According to the NRS (National Rosacea Society), nearly 415 million people are struggling with rosacea worldwide. Between 0.5 to 10% of the population has been affected by rosacea, including famous people such as Princess Diana, Bill Clinton, Renee Zellweger and Cameron Diaz. Is there a cure for Rosacae? Unfortunately, there is no certain cure for Rosacea, however there are long term treatments for rosacea that help prevent or control sensitive, irritated skin.
There are a variety of treatments for Rosacea that showed improvements, and most importantly, gave patients their confidence back.
Medication: In severe cases, GP prescribes oral antibiotics such as tetracycline, oxytetracycline, doxycycline, and erythromycin. In other cases, dermatologist (not GP) prescribes isotretinoin. However, not everyone can take medication due to possible side effects.
Self-Care: There are methods that you can do to ease this condition.
- Always protect your skin from UV radiation with a suitable sunblock (at least SPF 30).
- Avoid products that contains harsh chemicals, soap, perfume and alcohol.
- Avoid products that are acne solutions, unless approved by your GP or specialist.
- Avoid self-medicating as some drugs aggravate redness.
- Avoid harsh exfoliating and rubbing your skin.
- Stress can trigger rosacea, so controlling your stress can help reduce symptoms.
- Avoid spicy foods and alcoholic drinks.
- During cold weather, try to cover your face with a scarf.
- Avoid extremely hot or cold water.
- Avoid water-proof cosmetics.
Skincare: When searching for the best products for rosacea, there area many in the market specifically designed to calm redness and sensitive skin.
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This Triple action effect face cream is a targeted dermo-cosmetic solution for people who suffer from sensitive and red facial skin. This miracle formula conceals, treats and protects your skin. Rosalique is dermatologically and clinically tested, which means it is safe and suitable for even highly sensitive skin.
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Conceals: The unique micro-encapsulated pigments in Rosalique (left picture) deliver ultra-fine colour pigments directly to the skin, masking any redness or unevenness instantly. The green outer layer of the micro-balls further neutralises skin redness. This means you can use Rosalique as a concealer & foundation due to its colour coverage.
Treats: (right picture) The ingredients in Rosalique has proved in studies to calm and soothe irritated skin areas. Any redness is reduced, controlled and managed in long-term usage (4 to 8 weeks). A-Bisabolol (clinically proven anti-inflammatory) is the primary active ingredient that makes Rosalique so effective. The supporting actives are: Zeolite, Urea, Shea Butter, Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5).
Protects: (middle picture) UV filters offer protection from UVA and UVB rays that aggravate red skin. The SPF 25 offers protection from further long-term skin damage such as photo-ageing.
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A great recommendation for the best rosacea cream. Rosalique has not been in the market for that long, but it has already been shortlisted for the Beauty Awards with OK! in 2018, featured on BBC Radio London's Jo Good, Cosmetic Business, and featured in Marie Claire.
We all may experience Rosacea or skin redness sometime in our life, or we may know someone close to us who are struggling with this issue. In both cases, it's important to first understand the condition, and then understand the emotional struggles the person is facing and lastly, how we can help it.
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