Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness of the face. It can produce small red bumps that are often mistaken for acne or an allergic reaction. Rosacea is primarily seen on the cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. Every case of rosacea is different, and these symptoms may persist for some time, or they may leave as quickly as they began. Rosacea most commonly affects fair-skinned, middle-aged women and tends to worsen over time. Flair-ups can come and go—lasting for weeks to months at a time.

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Although the root cause of rosacea is unknown, it is widely believed that heredity and environmental factors play a large role. Triggers that can aggravate rosacea outbreaks include:

  • Beverages or food that are too hot in temperature
  • Spicy foods
  • Alcohol intake
  • Extreme climates
  • Excessive exposure to sunlight
  • Stress
  • Overly strenuous exercise
  • Saunas, hot tubs and hot baths
  • Certain medications, including those that dilate the blood vessels

 

Anyone can develop rosacea, but the risks of developing the condition increase with:

  • Age (especially adults between 30 and 60)
  • Gender (females are more prone than males)
  • Family History
  • Complexion (especially people with fair skin)

 

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You can minimize your risk of a rosacea flair-up by reducing your exposure to known triggers. You many reduce flair-up if you:

  • Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more
  • Protect your face from cold climates with a scarf or ski attire
  • Avoid excessive rubbing or touching of the face
  • Use a gentle cleanser to wash the face
  • Avoid using products that contain alcohol
  • Counter skin redness by using a green-tinted foundation cream or powder

 

Rosacea is a highly under-diagnosed condition, and many patients don’t even know they have it. If you have flushed skin, redness, burning, red bumps or small cysts on the face, it may be time to seek a consultation from a practitioner experienced in the treatment of rosacea. From there, we can help you put an end to Rosacea.

While there is unfortunately no cure for rosacea, the team at Sante Medical is committed to helping you manage the symptoms, allowing you to live a life free from the burden of rosacea.

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