Acne Rosacea is a skin disorder limited to the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead, typically beginning during adulthood. The facial skin becomes oily, reddened and bumpy. Small red blood vessels are visible. In extreme cases, the nose may appear very red and bulbous.
The exact cause of rosacea
is still unknown and remains a mystery. The basic process seems to involve
dilation of the small blood vessels of the face. There are several causal
factors that are often linked to the development of rosacea. Some of the
causal factors includes:
Genetics and Environment
It is assumed that
rosacea is caused by genetics and the environment, or a combination of both.
People who have rosacea often have family members who have it as well.
Also, excessive sun exposure and damage can lead to acne rosacea.
Some foods and beverages
can aggravate rosacea and raise the blood flow to the skin's surface.
Spicy foods, alcohol and extremely hot foods or drinks (such as coffee) can all
make acne rosacea worse and result in the skin flushing.
Medications that are
capable of dilating the blood vessels (like some hypertension medicines) are
also possible culprits of rosacea.
Certain people have a much
higher likelihood of getting osacea. These people include individuals
with pale, light skin (especially with freckles), people who blush or flush
frequently, and people between the ages of 30 and 60, particularly women.
Avoid the following
that trigger rosacea:
on sunscreen with a minimum of 30 SPF broad-spectrum protection level to
minimize sun damage and the effect it has on rosacea.
Severe temperatures can cause an outbreak of rosacea.
When overheated or burning calories during
exercise, breaking a sweat in a cool environment is your best bet to curb this
condition’s side effects.
Cosmetics and skin care products containing alcohol, fragrances and other
potential irritants may push signs of rosacea into overdrive.
Foods that dilate blood vessels
Good eats and refreshing drinks like hot or
caffeinated beverages and spicy foods can temporarily cause symptoms to flare
Bad beauty routine
Rubbing skin with a washcloth or towel or not
cleansing skin twice per day can exacerbate the skin’s rosacea condition.
Suffering from anxiety and tension in excessive amounts is a sure-fire way to
intensify this red-faced condition.
There is no cure for
rosacea, and as of yet no proven cause. But today rosacea can be successfully
controlled. Treatment for rosacea can include oral or topical antibiotics, and
some acne medications like azelaic acid. But don't try to treat rosacea on your
own with over-the-counter acne products. Some can aggravate rosacea and leave
your skin feeling even worse.
lasers is also the mainstay of rosacea therapy, use wavelengths that allow
selective absorption by oxyhemoglobin, leading to vessel reduction and causing
minimal scarring or damage to surrounding tissue.