Rosacea & Redness
Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. These signs and symptoms may flare up for weeks to months and then go away for a while. The cause is unknown and there’s no cure, but there are treatments which can help control its symptoms.
Types of rosacea
- Subtype one, known as erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR), is associated with facial redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels.
- Subtype two, papulopustular (or acne) rosacea, is associated with acne-like breakouts, and often affects middle-aged women.
- Subtype three, known as rhinophyma, is a rare form associated with thickening of the skin on your nose. It usually affects men and is often accompanied by another subtype of rosacea.
- Subtype four is known as ocular rosacea, and its symptoms are centered on the eye area.
- Redness on the skin, typically on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin
- Redness & swelling, broken blood vessels around the eyes
- Problems with seeing
- Stinging and burning of your skin
- Patches of rough, dry skin
- A swollen, bulb-shaped nose
- Larger pores
- Bumps on your eyelids
The cause of rosacea hasn’t been determined, but there are a few factors that can play a role such as:
- Eating spicy foods
- Your genes – often hereditary
- Eating items that contain the compound cinnamaldehyde, such as cinnamon, chocolate, tomatoes, and citrus
- Drinking hot coffee or tea / alcoholic beverages
- Temperature extremes
- Having the intestinal bacteria Helicobacter pylori
- A skin mite called demodex and the bacterium it carries, Bacillus oleroniu
- The presence of cathelicidin (a protein that protects the skin from infection)
- Drugs that dilate blood vessels, including some blood pressure medications
- Certain cosmetic products
- Topical drugs / antibiotics that reduce redness.
- Apply moisturiser/sunscreen and only use gentle skincare products that don’t contain harsh chemicals.
- Eat an anti-inflammatory diet
- If rosacea has made your eyes red and irritated, clean your eyelids and apply a warm compress on your eyes
- It’s also important to care for your emotions along with your skin problems so if you feel that if the redness is starting to affect your self-esteem, talk to your doctor.
- Reduce redness with mineral make up.
- Avoid extreme weathers such as heat, and incredibly cold temperatures
HOW WE CAN HELP
- Please consult with your Savant specialist on which gentle skincare, make up and sun protection products are best suited for you.
- We offer lasers and light treatments to help with some severe cases of rosacea
- We also perform microdermabrasion treatments to reduce thickening skin
- Please book a consultation to prior to doing these treatments