What is Rosacea?
Signs and symptoms of Rosacea which appear on the face are flushing and redness, bumps and pimples, and the small visible blood vessels called telangiectasia. The range of possible causes has included the immune system being compromised, nervous system and facial blood vessels, and the presence of microbes and Demodex mites.
Rosacea can be a vicious cycle – the more you worry about its dreaded appearance, the likelier it may come crashing in at the worst possible time, showing up in the most conspicuous and embarrassing place – the face – as a redness that won’t go away, often with unsightly bumps and pimples. Fortunately today, rosacea sufferers have more reason than ever to be optimistic. The good news is that with important advances in medical and facial treatments it is increasingly possible to achieve the next best thing: clear skin.
What causes Rosacea?
Although the exact cause of rosacea is unknown, various theories about the skin disorder's origin have evolved over the years. Signs and symptoms of Rosacea which appear on the face are flushing and redness, bumps and pimples, and the small visible blood vessels called telangiectasia. The range of possible causes has included the immune system being compromised, nervous system and facial blood vessels, and the presence of microbes and Demodex mites. The other aspect is this could be genetic.
Leslie Morand thoughts: I have been an Esthetician for 23 years. I have seen and had clients with sensitive skin and rosacea. The last 10 years I have seen more sensitive skins and clients with rosacea than ever. I do feel there are many factors environmental, stress and topical. Most clients come to me and they have been using skin care products that are not appropriate for their skin. Lots of comedogenic (meaning clogs the pores) harsh, toxic ingredients that harms the barrier. In time if you keep harming the barrier then you will have more sensitive skin.
In addition to facial treatments, rosacea sufferers often use many different products on their skin, from sunscreen to moisturizers to makeup. But because rosacea skin can be so sensitive, it’s important to know what’s in those products and avoid ingredients and products that could cause a flare-up. Feel free to contact me for a complimentary consultation and to customize a skincare program to get the best results.
There are triggers that happen when you have rosacea. It is important to watch what you eat. Below is a list of triggers. food to avoid dairy, spicy foods, alcohol, especially red wine. Avoid extremes hot to cold. saunas, hot water on the face. I always recommend washing your face at the sink with cool tepid water. That helps to not harm the capillaries. Remember your skin is the largest organ and it is important to take care of it.
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