What is rosacea and how to manage rosacea?
What is Rosacea?
Pronounced "ROE-ZAE-SHUHH" is actually a pretty common skin condition. Persons with rosacea would usually fall into the "sensitive-skin" category.
It appears in two ways, either redness or visible veins in the face (mostly in fairer skin tones) or tiny bumps filled with inflammation.
There are different types, and requirements for treatment both professionally and at home. We'll dive into this as we go along.
Types of Rosacea
If you think that you've got rosacea then it's important to understand the different types...did you know that there are four types!
The four types of rosacea are:
- Subtype one, known as erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR), is associated with facial redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels.
- Subtype two, papulopustular (or acne) rosacea, is associated with acne-like breakouts, and often affects middle-aged women.
- Subtype three, known as rhinophyma, is a rare form associated with thickening of the skin on your nose. It usually affects men and is often accompanied by another subtype of rosacea.
- Subtype four is known as ocular rosacea, and its symptoms are centered on the eye area.
Did you know that there are different types?
While rosacea is a chronic skin condition, it does not mean that if you've been diagnosed with it that you will be experiencing the symptoms all the time.
Rosacea symptoms appear and disappear at times. The important thing to understand is that rosacea can be managed and that it can be triggered.
Research shows that some common triggers are heat, spicy foods, stress or even the wrong skincare products.
The good news though...is that rosacea can be managed. We'd love to have all the answers for you but fortunately we can help in one way by providing rosacea-friendly skincare products for your at-home skincare routine.
Disclaimer- Rosacea treatment may also require oral antibiotics which we are unable to prescribe and so if you are experiencing flares, you should visit your Derm.
Rosacea is actually quite common and as a result, there are many studies on this skin condition. Research shows that the treatment of each type may vary however, there's a common thread regarding ingredients used to soothe the skin with rosacea. We've seen that niacinamide, licorice root and azelaic acid are highly recommended.
If you've got rosacea...go check out your products in use...do they have these ingredients inside?
Our Luminate Glow and Recovery Serum has these three ingredients included...hint hint.
Using the right cleanser and moisturizer is also very important when managing rosacea. We've done the hard work for you and created the right blend of ingredients to help you soothe your skin and keep your rosacea flares to a minimum.
Studies show that rosacea tends to appear later in life and can get progressively worse with age.
Does that mean that if you've been diagnosed that you have to live with the symptoms? Absolutely not.
So what's the plan? Simply learning your triggers and managing yourself.
It's certainly manageable so have no fear....equip yourself with the knowledge....the right skincare products and get back to being the boss that you are!