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What is Acne Rosacea?

28 February 2017 10:19

Acne Rosacea is a skin condition that affects one in ten people, usually over the age of 30.

It causes redness and flushing of parts of the face, usually across the nose and cheeks, although it can appear on the chin and forehead.

As well as redness of the skin, there may be small lumpy red spots (papules) and small cysts (pustules) on your face. The spots and cysts look similar to acne. These may come and go in some cases but, in others, remain long-term unless treated.

Other symptoms may include small broken blood vessels and in about 50% of cases there may be eye symptoms (also called ocular rosacea) where the margins of the eyelids are affected

Although it is called Acne Rosacea, it is not actually Acne. It is a vascular condition, which means it is the blood vessels that are affected.

Avoiding a few of the following triggers may help with Rosacea flare-ups. Not everybody is the same so you need to find what works for you.

The triggers may be, amongst other things

  • Alcohol
  • Spicy foods
  • Hot drinks
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Sun exposure
  • Excessive massage or friction

How to help your skin..

Many of our customers have reported a remarkable improvement in their Rosacea after using our skin:genius Clarifying Lotion. The Witch Hazel in the formula helps to shrink the blood vessels, the Mallow calms redness and the Calendula fights the bacteria that causes the spots.

The gel type serum sinks into the skin and works its magic as you sleep. The result is calmer, better-looking skin.