Did you know that 300 million people worldwide suffer with rosacea?
Whilst it’s most common among middle-aged women, this skin condition can affect anyone and, if you suffer with it, it can have a real impact on confidence and comfort. Dealing with red cheeks and sensitivity is something I've dealt with for my whole life, so I'm well versed. Rosacea and redness is one of the most common questions during our skin consultations, too.
That’s why we wanted to break down everything you need to know about rosacea. Establish whether you’re likely to have it, how to deal with it day to day and which skincare options are best for you!
What is rosacea?
Put simply, it’s an inflammatory skin condition. It usually occurs on the face and affects every skin type, leading to symptoms such as constant redness (especially around the nose and on the cheeks), as well as thread veins which do not fade.
The condition can also manifest itself as spots that resemble acne and, in rarer cases, thickened bumpy tissue and dry skin.
Dealing with rosacea day-to-day
One of the keys to improving the symptoms of rosacea is to establish what triggers it. This can vary from person to person but there are certainly common activities and foods that exacerbate the condition. These include…
Skincare products for rosacea
It’s worth noting that if you’re really suffering badly with the condition, it’s important to talk to your doctor. They can establish which route is best for you and even prescribe you creams or tablets to help get your skin back to its best.
However, if you’re looking to improve things from home, it’s crucial to focus on fragrance-free, natural and gentle products. That way you won’t be aggravating the complexion, which could lead to more inflammation! Less is definitely more, too - it would be a really good idea to keep a skin diary, where you can track the products you're using, the foods you're eating and more, to see what makes the biggest impact on your skin.We recommend brands like Five Dot Botanics which has a seriously pared-back ingredient list.