Ever wonder why your cheeks are so red? Acne medication doesn’t help your break outs? Visible blood vessels around your nose and on cheeks?
You could be one of 14 million women suffering from Rosacea.
The cause of rosacea is unknown (genetic? environmental? microscopic skin mites?) but the risk factors are:
- Female aged 30-60
- fair complexion
- family members with rosacea
- northern europeans
- erythematotlangiectatic- redness,flushing,visible blood vessels
- acneform- red bumps, papules or pustules. Unlike acne there are no blackheads
- rhinophyma- thickened skin of nose and surrounding area
- eye/ocular-burning,redness,inflammation of inner lid
YOU CAN GET ROSACEA UNDER CONTROL!
First avoid triggers:
- Sun, wind and extremes in temperature
- hot tub/baths and saunas
- Hot drinks
- Spicy food
- Topical irritants found in many cosmetics and sunscreens especially alcohol
- H. Pylori found in the gut
Prescription medication is available for more serious cases. Topical agents include metronidazole, azelaic acid, and now brimonidine (Mirvasco). Oral antibiotics or isotretinoin (Accutaine) used for acne may help as well.
Careful use of laser to treat red vessels.
Yellow or green tints in rosacea safe products can help cover the red.
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In addition to evaluation, diagnosis and medical therapy we carry Rosacea Safe Products:
Elta MD Clear Sunscreen SPF46 is lightweight and sensitivity free. It contains niacinamide that helps reduce blemishes,discoloration and photo damage. Now comes in Tinted.
Colorescience ‘Skin Calming About Face’ Primer SPF 20 calms and hydrates. Packed with antioxidants helps diminish redness and irritation.
Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation Line: Skin Calming Cream, Gentle Rejuvenation Serum,Advanced Night Repair. . Finally a rejuvenation line for sensitive skin. Theses combine natural growth factors Kinetin and Zeatin clinically proven to improve the appearance of sun damaged skin. Good for all sensitive skin types and backed by Obagi’s money back guarantee.
Always be gentle with your skin if you have rosacea and avoid rubbing and touching your skin. As sun is a major irritant never go out without your sunscreen,hat and sunglasses.
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