Rosacea is a common skin disorder that mainly affects the skin on the face. It causes redness on the nose, chin, cheeks and forehead. Over time the redness can become very intense. People with rosacea can also develop red bumps, and pus-filled spots. The nose can also become very swollen in appearance which is called rhinophyma. Rosacea affects more than 40 million people worldwide but is frequently under diagnosed and poorly understood.
Causes of Rosacea Skin
This volatile condition can be easily aggravated by lifestyle choices and inappropriate skincare. It’s important to know your triggers and avoid them – these include spicy food, heat, alcohol and stress. Glycosaminoglycans are responsible for maintaining hydration and contributing to the hydrolipidic barrier. This barrier stops good components from leaving the skin and prevents invasion of foreign molecules. When this barrier becomes compromised because of extreme conditions or poor product use, skin can become sensitive leading to redness and visible blood vessels.
Take care to protect skin from the sun with a gentle physical sunscreen. Skincare should focus on repairing the disrupted barrier function and controlling oil production.
An expert skin consultation can establish a consistent, soothing and effective regime to treat rosacea, avoiding frustration in the long run.
Rosacea can also affect your eyes. This condition is called ocular rosacea. It can cause chronic eye irritation, infection and even lead to blindness. Eyes can appear bloodshot and or watery. Management is multifactorial and the ophthalmologists at Eye and Face can provide a treatment plan to manage this distressing condition.
Book in for a Skin Consultation using our skin analysis Face Map machine to determine a treatment plan and home care routine to help you manage and control Rosacea. Consultation is €50.