Rosacea is a long term, a common skin condition that mainly affects the face. It is more common in women and those with lighter skin, but it is important to note that symptoms can often be worse in men. This chronic condition can persist for a long time and the severity of it may fluctuate.

Signs Of Rosacea

Some of the first signs you may be experiencing symptoms of rosacea are redness (or blushing). This appears across your nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. This redness may come and go but as the condition worsens, the redness may be there all the time. You may also notice a burning or stinging sensation on your skin when using water or skincare products.

There may be spy broken blood vessels that do not disappear, or small red or pink bumps on the face that sometimes get filled with a yellowish liquid, similar to acne. It is possible you may notice some swelling of the facial skin (lymphoedema), especially around your eyes.

After many years of experiencing rosacea, the nose may be enlarged due to an overgrowth of oil-secreting glands. This symptom is more common in men.

What Is The Cause Of It?

The rash and blushing of rosacea may lead to a sufferer feeling embarrassed, having a loss of self-esteem or confidence. Rosacea on the face is naturally sensitive and may feel very hot or even sting.

The cause of rosacea is not fully known, however, it is recognised your genetics, immune system, and environmental factors all play a part. Research shows us that bacteria on the skin or within the gut might also play a part.

Rosacea is not contagious and is not caused by poor hygiene.

What Triggers Rosacea?

Commonly known triggers of rosacea include:

  • Alcohol
  • Certain spicy food
  • Caffeine and hot drinks
  • Cheese
  • Aerobic exercise

A written record of your flare ups may help you recognise your rosacea triggers. Once your triggers have been established, we recommend you try and avoid them as much as possible.

What Is Rosacea and How Can I Treat It?

What Is The Best Rosacea Treatment For My Skin?

As skin affected by rosacea can be more sensitive, it is important to use the correct type of SPF to avoid long term UV damage to the skin, and to stay out of direct sunlight where possible.

Mesoestetic Mela 130+ SPF protects skin from UVA, UVB, visible light and infrared radiation, whilst providing you with a high SPF coverage.

Anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant benefits can be applied to the skin via the use of BYONIK Concur Anti-Pollution Face Mist. The mist aids cell regeneration, helping to ease rosacea symptoms.

A perfect cleansing product to reduce the redness in the skin is Cosmed Cleansing Milk. This gentle and soothing cleaner includes ribes nigrum to help restore skin balance and to soothe irritated skin.

Cosmed also offers Cosmed Rosa Calm which gently restores and maintains the skin’s natural protective barrier.

There are many other specialist rosacea treatment products available via our online shop.

Why Choose Crysallis Skin Clinic in Reading?

At Crysallis Skin Clinic, we don’t just settle on one element of your skin problem, we have a multi-layered approach. We believe you can achieve the skin you deserve so why not get in touch with us today to discuss your skin concerns.

Our Skin Scientist, Frankie, will happily discuss any concerns you may face. She will be able to advise on the best products and treatments available for your skin.