Do you have red patches on your face, frequent flushes on your cheeks or reactive redness with topical creams or weather? You may have Rosacea which is a chronic persistent redness on your face.
Are there different types of redness?
There are generally two types of facial redness – temporary due to some sort of reaction or a chronic persistent redness which is also known as Rosacea. If you notice redness getting progressively worse as you age, it is likely to be chronic persistent redness where you may even see some little bumps on it too.
With temporary redness, it is more likely to be caused by an irritation, allergic reaction or even sunburn. There’s some itching and discomfort with the reaction but will disappear once you know the source and remove it from your beauty routine.
What causes Rosacea?
The cause is still unknown and same with the cure. What you can find is that you can manage it and reduce the flare-ups which could be caused by a number of reasons. These triggers are usually different for everyone, but some of the common reactors are poor diet, alcohol, exercise, heat or coldness, sunlight, stress, household cleaning fumes, detergent and medications.
How do you know when the redness is Rosacea?
Rosacea is usually located around the nose and flares out to the cheeks. You can see little blood vessels and broken capillaries if you look at the skin on your cheeks closely. When symptoms of Rosacea flare ups are more serious, you can see little bumps on your cheeks and your skin is generally rough and dry. When this happens, it could mean your skin is inflamed and seeing a doctor for some advice on taming and reducing the redness is recommended.
What’s the best way to treat redness?
Though there isn’t a cure, there are ways you can reduce the redness and the discomfort. If the redness is due to a skin irritation, look at your beauty products, detergent and house hold cleaning agents. Your skin could be flaring up due to a reaction to a chemical. Natural beauty products are recommended.
If you suffer from Rosacea, seek medical advice to get some topical creams to help calm the skin. Your local doctor will also have access to the latest medicine to help treat your condition. Also, many make-up brands now stock a range of products to help conceal and reduce the redness. These products usually have a yellow or green tint in their foundation which you can find in chemists, department stores, Sephora and Mecca.
Is Redness a sign of aging?
Unfortunately, Rosacea is considered a sign of aging. If you have family members who have it too, you could be prone to Rosacea as you age. Keep your skin hydrated and manage the redness early so you can reduce the signs of aging and look younger and healthier longer.