What is Rosacea and How Can I Treat It?

07 Juillet 2014

According to the National Rosacea Society, the skin condition is described as “a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions”. Around 14 million people in the U.S. have rosacea, with the disease being most common in fair-skinned women between the ages of 30 and 60. For those suffering from rosacea, here are a few ways you can treat it.

  • Use-green hued makeup. Concealers and foundations with green tones and colorings can help to reduce the appearance of redness. Make sure the product is safe for sensitive skin before applying.
  • Always apply sunscreen- even in winter. Any season or weather conditions can cause flare-ups for those suffering from rosacea, so you should always be applying a high SPF on your face. This prevents your skin conditions from getting worse and helps prevent skin cancer and signs of aging as well.
  • Avoid certain lifestyle and environmental factors that may aggravate the rosacea. For some, drinking alcohol, eating spicy foods or spending time in certain weather conditions can make their rosacea worse. Finding out which factors do this and avoiding them is a simple lifestyle change you can make.
  • Use products made specifically for sensitive skin/skin with rosacea. There are many popular brands of makeup and skincare that have been tested and approved to not irritate the skin of those with the condition. Read all labels and packaging to find these facts.
  • Visit your doctor so they can prescribe a topical treatment or oral antibiotics. Sometimes rosacea has to be treated with medical prescribed by your doctor. It’s always best to get a doctor’s opinion before starting any new form of treatment.
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