Living with rosacea can be distressing; it can cause embarrassment as you may find it hard to cope with other people’s reactions towards your rosacea.
If you are finding it difficult to deal with your condition then you must start to educate yourself on the symptoms of rosacea and how you can prevent or at least lessen sudden flare-ups.
Rosacea can appear in three stages, each one varies in severity. You may only experience one stage of rosacea, whilst other people may experience all three stages.
If you do not treat your symptoms of rosacea then it can progress.
Stage 1 – Pre-rosacea
Your skin may have a slight redness or a flushed appearance to it, this may come and go but it will then progress to a persistent redness in the centre of the face around the nose, cheeks and chin. The redness is due to the dilation of blood vessels which are close to the skins surface. You may also experience bumps on your skin which can be mistaken for acne.
Stage 2 – Vascular rosacea
The symptoms of rosacea will worsen causing the small blood vessels on your nose and cheeks to swell. The redness can spread to cover most of your face and even your chest; you may even experience oily skin and slight dandruff in your hair.
Stage 3 – Inflammatory rosacea
You may experience small red bumps on your skin which may persist and worsen, these will spread across your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin.
Some people may also experience ocular rosacea which is a burning in the eyes. This may cause the inner skin of the eyelids to become inflamed. This is known as conjunctivitis.
Unfortunately the cause of rosacea is still unknown but it may come down to environmental and hereditary factors such as spicy foods, sunlight, stress, temperature, anger, alcohol and drugs which your doctor may prescribe for other ailments that you may be suffering with.
Anyone can develop rosacea at some time during their life but there are other factors that may make you more prone to the symptoms of rosacea:
* Having a family history of rosacea
* Aged between 30 and 60
* Going through the menopause
* Experiencing constant blushing
* Fair skin and light hair
You may ask; how can I get rid of rosacea?
You cannot eliminate it completely but you can certainly help with the symptoms of rosacea and the sudden flare-ups that you may be experiencing.
Making certain lifestyle changes and using only natural organic products on your skin is definitely a way to manage your rosacea.
A good idea is to write down all of the triggers that cause your sudden flare-ups; by keeping a list this will tell you what you should be avoiding.
You may manage your rosacea symptoms in a different way but I’ve put together a few ways that may help you.
* Always wear a face cream with a SPF 15 and above and try to avoid direct sunlight on your skin.
* In the winter protect your face with a scarf as the sudden cold weather can worsen your symptoms.
* Only ever use organic natural products on your face that are proven to help with your symptoms.
* Avoid alcohol as much as possible.
* Keep your intake of spicy foods to a minimum.
By following my advice you should definitely see a difference with your symptoms of rosacea.