Rosacea debuts usually at about 20 to 40 years of age, most commonly at persons with light skin. Today about 13 million North Americans suffer from Rosacea, in the specialty books it is known as “The curse of the Celts”.
Rosacea is a facial skin damaging chronicle process, long-lasting and non-scarring and it can easily be mistaken with acne. It starts by seeing more frequent flushing and persistent redness of the face; sometimes it can get worse in time, other times it remains at the same level of severity. Disrupted blood vessels especially on the nose, sign known as Teleangiectasie, and the appearance of pustules and papules are also important symptoms in diagnosing Rosacea. Blackheads and Whiteheads are no signs for this kind of disease.
People with Rosacea usually experience dry eyes and inflammations such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis. Rhinophyma, the increase of the nose is an inconstant sign of Rosacea and can often be encountered in men without this sort of problems.
If you assume you could be suffering from Rosacea, try having this quiz:
1. Do you have burning sensations on your face?
2. Does it become persistent redness when you blush?
3. Do you see any pimples on your face?
4. Do you see disrupted blood vessels on your nose or chicks?
5. Are your eyes dry and rough?
6. Do you feel your skin has thickened, most likely on your nose area?
If you discover you suffer from Rosacea try to follow this few steps for treatment:
1. Find out as much as you can about this illness!
2. Try to come across the factors that cause you blush and avoid them!
3. Take under control all signs and symptoms of Rosacea!
4. Maintain and manage the development and the complications of Rosacea!
5. Understand Rosacea is a chronicle disorder of your skin and it requires a long-term treatment!
Here are a few steps you can personally follow to improve your condition:
A. Avoid all items leading to an increase of the body’s central temperature: -sun cold, wind, hot food and drinks, alcohol, exercise, medication containing vasodilating factors and steroids, greasy, drying or perfumed cosmetics.
B. Care daily for your facial skin by avoiding very warm water and coarse towels, do not use astringents, exfoliating substances and toners, and treat your hair against dandruff or dermatitis with seborrhea as they usually coexist with Rosacea.
C. Cosmetic cover-up or anti-redness products might be helpful sometimes
D. Look for groups for patients with the same problem as yours.