Things you should know about rosacea
20th September 2021
Rosacea is a chronic condition that causes redness and small bumps on your face. There is no cure for rosacea, but you can control it and prevent it from worsening with the right treatment. If you were recently diagnosed with this skin condition, you may be wondering what to do next. Here are some important things everyone should know about rosacea:
Identifying the triggers that could be causing your rosacea is the first step of the treatment.
Many things can cause you rosacea – certain foods or products, emotions, different activities or medical conditions. Once you have identified what the triggers are, you can avoid them. Here are the most common triggers for rosacea:
- Food or drinks: spicy food, hot drinks or alcohol
- Activities: deep exercise, hot baths
- Emotions: stress, anxiety, feeling embarrassed
- Medical conditions: menopause, chronic cough
- Skin products
- Weather conditions: hot/cold weather, wind, sunlight
There is no cure for rosacea, but this condition can be controlled.
There is no cure for rosacea, but there and many ongoing clinical trials to discover one. Most treatments for rosacea aim to control symptoms. There are some medical options available that can help you improve symptoms like facial redness, red veins or pimples. An effective treatment for red veins is IPL therapy. Book an appointment at our clinic and let’s see what we can do for you!
It’s important to know that the duration and the type of the treatment depend on the severity of the symptoms. Even if you follow the right treatment and avoid the triggers that cause your rosacea, recurrence may occur.
People with rosacea have a higher risk for depression.
Some studies show that people who deal with rosacea have a higher risk for anxiety and depression. Rosacea is often confused with acne, but this condition is more than pimples or pustules. The thought that there is no cure for rosacea can increase the level of emotions. Many people with rosacea feel stigmatized and shamed by others for the redness on the face and this leads to low self-esteem and eventually to depression. A friendly piece of advice: you should avoid toxic people as much as the triggers of your rosacea.
Make-up can cause rosacea – choose your skin products carefully.
If your face burns or itch when you use skin care products, you should avoid them to prevent rosacea. Skin products that irritate your skin care cause rosacea to flare. That’s why you need to look closer to the ingredients of the skin products you use regularly and stop using the ones that have in their composition ingredients such as menthol or sodium sulfate. These ingredients are known as rosacea triggers. Dermatologists recommend avoiding waterproof makeup and heavy foundations. Even if skin products trigger your rosacea, you don’t have to avoid completely makeup, just choose carefully the products for your skin.
Book a consultation at Deluxe Clinic and learn how to control better the symptoms of your rosacea!