Rosacea is a relatively common long-term skin condition which mostly affects the face with episodes of flushing, causing the skin to turn red. In more severe cases, the skin can become thicker and enlarge on or around the nose. There are a number of causes and triggers, some of which can be psychological and others as a result of allergens or exposure to certain environments.
Rosacea affects 1 in 10 people in the UK, yet many do not know they can treat it.
Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition where small blood vessels in the facial skin become visible.
Symptoms begin with flushing, red spots and can turn into persistent redness (couperose). In very severe cases, the skin can thicken and enlarge on and around the nose.
While the exact cause of rosacea is unknown, several triggers have been identified that may make the symptoms appear or worsen, e.g. exposure to sunlight, stress, alcohol, spicy food.
There is no cure for Rosacea, but there are ways now to treat symptoms, keep flare ups under control and improve the appearance of the affected skin. Dermalex offers a steroid-free cream that not only relieves your Rosacea symptoms, but also helps in preventing new Rosacea flare ups from occurring. Rosacea cream works especially for type 1 rosacea but could also have significant effects for type 2.
Keeping the disorder under control
If you suffer from rosacea & couperose, you can treat the symptoms, but you can also try doing a few things to reduce or not stimulate couperose.
Treat the skin carefully. Wash the skin with luke-warm water and use a soap-free washing lotion. Carefully pat the skin dry, do not rub. A dry to very dry skin is often one of the symptoms of couperose. You should therefore use a greasy hydrating cream or ointment on your skin. Try a hypoallergenic and/or perfume-free day cream.
Avoid sudden and significant changes in temperature
Too hot a bath or food that is too hot can stimulate facial redness.
Protect yourself against the sun
The sun is one of the factors most likely to induce couperose. When sunbathing use a sun cream with a high protection factor in addition to Dermalex Rosacea & Couperose. Sunbeds should be avoided.
Pay attention to your diet
Avoid alcohol, hot drinks like tea or coffee and highly spiced food. These are all possible causes of couperose.