Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition and causes blushing of the skin, tiny broken blood vessels and a rash that can have pus filled spots. The skin is often very sensitive and dry leading to discomfort. It is mainly found on the face and nose.
An exact cause of rosacea is still largely unknown, but it is generally believed that a combination both of genetic pre-disposition and environmental factors play a large part. For every person what triggers rosacea can be very different, although common triggers include:
high and low temperatures
Rosacea can also be sun sensitive so always wear an SPF.
Rosacea is a medical condition and there are many treatment options available, so if you suspect you have Rosacea, visit you GP for more advice.
Additionally, there are several self care tips that can help you manage Rosacea:·
Use mild and gentle skincare products that are developed for sensitive skin.
Avoid soap as this can make your rosacea worse.
Regularly moisturise your skin as this condition is linked to sensitive and dry skin.
Be gentle when cleansing your skin – rubbing your skin can make rosacea worse.
Wear a sunscreen specifically developed for sensitive skin.