How Do I Know If I Have Rosacea?
Rosacea is a condition which progressively worsens. A person would have been prone to “rosey cheeks” or skin that is easily stimulated after exercising, eating spicy foods, consuming alcohol or in heated environments. Emotional factors can have an impact also if the individual gets embarrassed easily or tends to be nervous. When stimulated the skin can feel very hot and sometimes stingy. Over time the continual or repeated episodes of flushing or blushing may promote inflammation of the skin causing small red bumps and small blood vessels. People with Rosacea tend to have a rosey or pink colour to their skin.
What Causes Rosacea?
The exact cause of Rosacea is still unknown. Suspected causes of Rosacea include but are not limited to genetic factors, genetics and sun exposure combined, a mite sometimes found in hair follicles, gastrointestinal disease and medications that cause blood vessels to widen.
What Treatments Are There For Rosacea?
As the cause of this condition is unknown, there is no specific protocol for treating Rosacea. Each individual must be assessed to treat the symptoms present. Finding the stimulus which causes the redness and putting practical measures in place to prevent the blushing as much as possible will help prevent blushing and in turn keep the inflammation reduced. Using products and treatments with anti inflammatory properties (cleanser, moisturiser, treatment product etc) will allow you to maintain a healthy skin integrity. Apidermie will treat the small blood vessels. IPL will treat the pink blush and small blood vessels.
It is very important that the skin is always protected from the sun and harsh weather. A good sunblock should be worn all year round and skin not exposed directly to the sun. Environ skincare offers excellent protection as it thickens up the epidermis (in a good way) offering a better natural protection from the environment.
*Redeemable Against Treatments, Prices Depend On The Size Of The Area To Be Treated.