Rosacea (pronounced roz-a-sha) is a skin condition without a cure but able to be controlled and improved dramatically.
The most noticeable feature of Rosacea is a red face particularly in the t-zone. Broken capillairies known also as surface veins or spider veins are common to sufferers. Another curse can be pimples, cysts or acne. This acne is different to the type common in young people.
For dramatic improvement in redness, veins and blemishes follow these tips:
IPPL (Intense pulse Laser Light) is an excellent way to remove redness and veins when performed by a competent practioner (ask Doctor about Medicare Rebate)
Exfoliate very regularly either with creams containing particles or micro-dermabrasion or hydro-dermabrasion. (rosacea causes extra thick layers of dead cells which lead to blockages and pimples)
Use skin products formulated for Rosacea (these must contain ingredients to reduce inflammation, calm, strengthen the skin barrier, heal skin barrier, keep pores clear)
Take supplements to help alleviate the symptoms of Rosacea – Vitamin A, MSM Powder, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin C Powder)
Protect your face from the sun using either mineral makeup for females or sunscreen if tolerated
Rosacea can have a damaging effect on self-esteem and confidence in men and women. For women it is easy to cover the face. Mineral makeup is the best development for this. A small amount of mineral powder which takes a minute to apply is pure magic.
I have had Rosacea for nearly 20 years and suffered the embarrassment of redness and blemishes for at least 15 years. A wonderful new MiSMo client at the time, a doctor, changed my life 5 years ago.
About 6 sessions, IPLL removed redness and surface veins from my face, which in turn restored my confidence.
Continual research and trialling different ingredients have led to the closest description of a cure that can be achieved.
Recommended Products: Natural Face Cleanser and Daily Face Wash, Natural Face Exfoliator, Rejuvenating Gel, ACE Vitamin C Serum, New Age Moisturiser
For a more comprehensive Rosacea Article
Rosacea is a frustrating and difficult condition to deal with. No one chooses to have a face that looks flushed and red. Flushes start occasionally, then last for longer times and then most of the time the face looks red and flushed.
Remember Aunt Mary and her red face!! Rosacea tends to be genetic.
This is the cycle when Rosacea develops. Likewise when you are over 40 or 50 you don’t expect to check the mirror every morning to see if your face is clear or if a pimple, lump or bump has come up overnight – especially when a big outing or event is looming. That is when you can guarantee they will be there. A bit of stress or excitement will do it every time.
The other affliction that tends to arise with Rosacea is visible capillaries or thread veins on the face.
We have a much longer description of Rosacea on a separate page so this is a shorter summary.
You can help the symptoms of Rosacea and the areas that need to be targeted are:
- Hydration and Nourishment of skin
- Calming the skin
- Avoiding triggers like sun, wind, cold and some food and beverages
- Take nutritional supplements
- WATER – LOTS OF IT
Not everyone suffers from blemishes or visible capillaries, there are degrees and stages of Rosacea. The earlier you are aware of the problem, the better the chance of controlling symptoms so have a read of our Rosacea Treatment and Information article. There are many suggestions and a treatment plan for dealing with Rosacea.
I have this daily battle, although have more wins than losses through following the plan religiously.