Have you been experiencing facial redness particularly in the central portion of the face and cheeks? How about any irritation or swelling in the eye area? Does it also come with acne-like swollen bumps that sometimes have pus? If you are experiencing these problems, then there’s a good chance you have rosacea.
Many people who have rosacea are unaware of it, because this condition is often mistaken for something else, such as sunburn, acne, and even “rosy” red cheeks. One good way to tell rosacea apart from regular sunburn or acne is that the redness is often accompanied by swollen bumps, and visible small blood vessels on the nose and cheeks. Sometimes, it can also cause the nose to look enlarged due to thickening of the skin in that area, but this mostly happens to men only.
The cause is still unknown, however there are several known triggers that lead to the flaring of redness and swelling. Among these are spicy foods, alcohol, extreme temperatures, sunlight, and stress. Rosacea is a permanent condition that has no cure, however it can be controlled and regulated by regular skin care treatments from experienced skin care experts. Through these treatments, the flare-ups will happen less often and the redness can be controlled so that it looks more like light blushing instead of red swelling.
Some treatments are known to control the effects of rosacea, like the “Healing Signature Treatment” from The Healing Station, an acne and skin care clinic in Folsom, CA. These kind of treatments are highly recommended for those with rosacea and sensitive skin. If the redness and swelling get really bad you can also try using our Molecular Rice Mask at home to help decrease the redness.
Medicine.net also suggests the use of antibacterial washes, antibiotic pills, and pulsed light therapies. Take note, however, that it is important to consult a doctor before using one of these treatments. Also, prevention is always better than cure, so if possible, refrain from eating foods that can cause a flare-up, stay away from direct sunlight, and always stay in a room with a comfortable temperature.
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