Rosacea is a cutaneous inflammatory vascular disease that creates facial redness and pimples. Normally, this disease appears in adults between 30 to 50 years old. More frequent in women. However, the most severe form is normally found in men.
Affecting mainly the central area of the face, in an initial phase, there is a slight redness that is going to become more persistent as time goes by.
This worsening may occur spontaneously or by the action of several factors such as: sun exposure, hot, cold, alcohol or spicy and/or hot foods.
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In few months this condition may become permanent and it shows through the formation of pimples and telangiectasia. These inflammatory lesions differ from those from acne by the absence of blackheads and of big painful pimples.
In more severe forms, skin gets thicker and some inflammatory nodules appear with the increase of nose size, leaving a shapeless and bulbous aspect. This symptom characterizes the rhinophyma, a complication that affects almost exclusively men.
In 50% of the cases it may occur the Ocular Rosacea, with symptoms similar to conjunctivitis with the sensation of foreign body, burn, red eye and lid edge evolvement.
Diagnosis is crucial. If you have symptoms – redness, reddish and dilated small blood vessels, skin lesions, followed or not by pus – you should seek a dermatologist as soon as possible.
Early diagnosis, the start of the treatment and the needed care, including the use of adequate products are very important.
How to attenuate redness?
- Use cooling techniques, as to place an ice cube in the mouth, or refresh with a wet towel;
- Wear adequate make up to camouflage excess redness – with a green pigment.
Normally Rosacea treatments are effective, but its improvement is gradual and requires patience and perseverance.
The completion of the treatment plan by the patient has a key role in controlling the disease. In many cases, the medical treatment is not enough and need laser and skin cleansing for sensible and reactive skins.
- Use warm water to wash the face;
- Use soft cleansers with high water rate;
- Wear non greasy make up;
- Do not eat very spicy foods and avoid alcoholic drinks;
- Daily apply sunblock cream.