Hello lovelies and welcome to another post in the healthy skin series. This post is about Rosacea skin condition.Rosacea is an inflammatory, long-lasting skin condition of the face. It typically begins to appear midlife, and it is more frequently an issue with fair-skinned women who are prone to flushing. The exact cause of rosacea is still unknown and various theories about its origin have evolved;
- These include facial blood vessels that dilate too easily, whereby the increased blood near the skin surface makes the skin appear red and flushed.
- Certain bacteria present on otherwise harmless Demodex mites that could prompt an inflammatory response.
- Overproduction of two inflammatory proteins that increase the levels of a third protein that leads to rosacea symptoms.
- A high level of stratum corneum tryptic enzymes.
NB! None of these possibilities have been medically proven as a cause.The first sign of rosacea is flushed, red skin and it may progress to visible blood vessels bump, dry and scaly patches, pimples, and swelling. People with rosacea will experience inappropriate flushing that is not usually associated with sweating and/ or persistent facial redness. They commonly have broken blood vessels and experience bouts of inflammation that cause red papules/ small bumps or pustules. The Journal of Medical Microbiology reports that some recent research raises the possibility that rosacea is caused by an increased of Demodex mites and their bacterial associates that thrive in damaged skin. Blackheads and whitehead are not part of rosacea. Rosacea may resemble acne vulgaris ACNE VULGARIS CONDITION! clinically and is often confused with couperose COUPEROSE SKIN CONDITION! and or sensitive skin; however, these are separate conditions requiring different solutions. In contrast to acne, comedones ( blackhead/whitehead) are absent. Acne Vulgaris is associated with plugging of the ducts of the oil gland, resulting in blackheads and pimples on the face and sometimes the back, shoulder or chest. Rosacea, on the other hand, seems to be linked to the vascular network of the central skin and causes redness, bumps, pustules and other symptoms that rarely appears anywhere other than on the face.Rosacea can affect dry skin DRY SKIN TYPE , flaky skin as well as normal skin NORMAL SKIN TYPE or oily skin OILY SKIN TYPE.Tips for managing skin with rosacea!The first key in treating any skin condition is to identify the skin type and use the skincare products most suitable for it. Skin with rosacea condition may be sensitive and easily irritated. Therefore, It is important to avoid ingredients and products that burn, sting, or irritate the skin. Also including but not limited to those with alcohol, witch hazel, fragrance, acid, scrubs, toners, exfoliants menthol.Rosacea cannot be cured!
- Sunscreens or sunblocks that are effective against the full spectrum of UVA and UVB can be especially important for rosacea skin
- start simply by introducing one ingredient at a time, and start with jojoba oil.
- Avoid triggers: heat, humidity. hot baths are common triggers. Keeping cool is key.
- Eat an anti-inflammation, antihistamine diet that includes plenty of B vitamins.
- Boost body with bountiful prebiotics and probiotics.
Thanks for stopping by and as always;Love & Light!Nafsi Botanical