Rosacea actually means 'red as a rose' but often goes beyond 'rosy cheeks'. It's a chronic condition most often associated with red skin on the cheeks and nose, but like other skin issues, it can also have a real impact on how we feel, including a loss of confidence, low self-esteem and feelings of frustration.
If you suffer from rosacea, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Around the world, more than 10% of people with fair skin have the condition. Symptoms normally begin around the age of 30 and affect three times as many women as men. Rosacea is often seen more severely in men, but the good news is it typically peaks between the ages of 40 and 50 years old. 1
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While the exact cause of rosacea remains unknown, some scientists believe that the following factors could play a part:
While the most common sign of rosacea is a persistent reddening of the skin on the face – the condition covers a wide range of symptoms, and like anything, these can vary from person to person.
There are actually four different types of rosacea, you may experience a combination of different symptoms from each type, here’s what to look out for:
While this may seem like acne it could be a type of rosacea, particularly if they sting or burn.
If you experience any of these symptoms, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Alongside physical rosacea symptoms, the skin condition can also naturally affect our self-esteem and general mental wellbeing. It can lead to a lack of confidence, anxiety and in some cases depression. Over time, this can influence other aspects of our day-to-day lives including socialising and even work. Don’t worry, there are ways to help with the symptoms.
Although there’s no cure for rosacea… yet, there are some simple steps you can take to help make symptoms more manageable. Although some creams can help to reduce the visibility of spider veins and redness, it’s important not to just conceal the problem, instead you can tackle the causes of rosacea by building these simple steps into your daily routine:
Rosacea can be triggered by factors such as our diet and our environment. Making a note of things that trigger your symptoms means you can avoid them in future and be better prepared if you do have a flare-up.
Common rosacea triggers can include:
When you’ve got rosacea, sun can damage and irritate skin further. So, it pays to apply high factor sun protection every day, even if it’s not overly sunny. This will help to minimise your exposure to harmful UV rays.
Having a good daily skincare routine that includes gentle cleansing, may help to take control of your symptoms by reducing flare-ups. Here are four little rules to follow when cleansing:
Last but not least, don’t struggle on your own, you can always ask professionals for help and support. Your pharmacist or doctor will be able to recommend over-the-counter treatments like Dermalex Rosacea Treatment.
Dermalex Rosacea Treatment is designed to help treat the symptoms of mild to moderate rosacea. Used daily, Dermalex’s unique Tri-solve® technology actively repairs and strengthens the skin’s barrier function, creating a protective film that helps to defend against everyday external triggers.
Demalex Rosacea Treatment’s green pigment also helps to reduce visibility of spider veins and redness, improving your skin tone – and confidence.
95% noticed a reduction in redness*
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