By Emma Clarke
What Is Rosacea and What Causes It?
Rosacea is a common condition, with over 45 million affected, across the globe. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of the condition, so here at PHI we are joining the Rosacea Awareness Month campaign in order to highlight the issue.
There are many different forms that Rosacea can take, such as redness, blushing, raised spots and so forth, it can appear on the cheeks, nose and around the eyes. It can be caused by a number of things, including diet, exercise, and hereditary factors.
Traditionally – and up until recently – medical schools assumed that Rosacea only affected those of fair skin tones. Extensive studies have shown, however, that Rosacea can also occur on darker skins too.
The skin condition is not something that just affects the exterior; it also has a great impact on self-esteem, as it occurs in a very visible place. According to The National Rosacea Society, 76% of Rosacea sufferers said Rosacea had lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem, and 41% reported that it had caused them to avoid public contact or cancel social engagements.
The important thing to know, is that it can be treated!
What Treatments for Rosacea Are Available?
One of the most effective treatments there is for Rosacea, is the VBeam, Pulsed Dye laser. It uses an intense light, which transforms into heat energy. This heat energy then serves to quarterise the veins and coagulates the blood to prevent and reduce redness in the skin.
SkinCeuticals’ Redness Neutralizer (for Rosacea)
It is a lightweight soothing gel cream formulated to protect skin against environmental triggers associated with redness by reinforcing the skin’s barrier function. We have a wide-range of SkinCeuticals products available here at PHI.
A great product for camouflaging redness or Rosacea, is Oxygenetix’s Breathable Foundation. The makeup helps to mask the affected area and evens out the skin tone, without the feeling one is caked with makeup.