April 29th, 2016


Natural Ways To Deal With Rosacea          


What is Rosacea?

With around 1 in every 600 people in the UK diagnosed with Rosacea each year and a estimated 1 in 10 people suffering from it, Rosacea appears to be quite common but yet poorly understood. So as it is Rosacea Awareness Month, here at What Skin Needs we want everyone to understand the condition and what causes it and what can help.


What causes it?

Rosacea can affect anyone but it most commonly affects women, people with fair skin and most cases are first diagnosed in people aged 30 to 50. The beginning symptoms of Rosacea are usually episodes of flushing which is when the skin turns red for a short period of time, but other symptoms can develop as the condition progresses.

Rosacea can vary from one individual to another but there are primary signs and symptoms that you can look out for:


·This is often the earliest sign of the disorder and in most cases this facial redness may come and go

Persistent Redness:

·This is the most common individual sign of Rosacea and it resembles a blush or sunburn which will not go away

Bumps and pimples:

·Some sufferers may experience small red solid bumps or even pus-filled pimples but while these may appear to be acne, no blackheads are actually present but instead a burning or stinging may occur

Visible Blood Vessels:

·Small blood vessels become visible on the skin


While these are the primary signs of Rosacea there are other potential signs and symptoms that you should look out for including eye irritation, dry appearance, skin thickening, swelling and burning and stinging.

Rosacea can come and go, and there will be periods when the condition is particularly bad, followed by times when it is less severe and while the exact cause of Rosacea is unknown, one of the main suggested factor is abnormalities in the blood vessels of the face. However, although this is not linked to be a direct cause there are various triggers that are also associated with Rosacea, like exposure to sunlight, stress, alcohol and caffeine and strenuous exercise.

There is no known cure for the disorder but there are treatments that can indeed control the symptoms, and while long-term treatment will usually be necessary, there will be times when you can stop treatment temporarily.

The treatments involved are a combination of self-help measures and medication. In some extreme cases, procedures such as laser and intense pulsed light treatment will be recommended but in other cases try avoiding known triggers like drinks that contain alcohol and caffeine.

Try using gels and creams like the Soothing Skin Gel. Containing Plantolin which is a proven anti-inflammatory the Soothing Skin Gel works to soothe, rehydrate and repair rough, dry and damaged skin.


29 / 04 / 2016

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