Rosacea skincare tips can help the millions of people who suffer from this condition that is often mistakenly confused with acne or dermatitis.
Rosacea is a skin condition that usually starts mildly and progresses if it is not treated. The mild symptoms include red or flushed cheeks, nose and/or chin. As the disorder gains momentum, bumps start to appear, and the skin becomes tough and rough. Rosacea is uncurable, and although it is benign, it causes a great deal of stress and discomfort to its victims which, of course, leads them to seek out treatments and/or therapies.
Some of the most common rosacea skincare treatments are antibiotics, special fash washes and creams, and specialized laser therapy. Some of the most recognized antibiotics are metronidazole and azelaic acid. These are functional soothing the bumps and red color associated with the condition. The amount of antibiotic administered is different from person to person, and may be used in addition to other therapies and lifestyle changes which rosacea may require. There are also a number of oral antibiotics that can be used which can significantly reduce inflammation and pimples that often accompany rosacea.
When you are using creams and washes for your rosacea, make sure that the products are alcohol free and do not clog pores. Rosacea sufferers tend to have extremely sensitive skin, which is often believed to be part of the cause for the condition in the first place. Emu oil is one nutrient that has been hailed to work well on the skin as it moisturizes without clogging the pores. Colloidal silver is also often tried because it contains anti-bacterial properties. Colloidal silver is natural (no chemicals, fillers, and additives), but overuse can cause side effects, so it’s important to stick to the recommended dosage, as with any medication or treatment.
Finally, part of rosacea skincare is recognizing what causes your condition to flare-up and avoiding those elements. We’ve mentioned harsh skin-care products and washes. But you also need to avoid harsh weather (extreme heat and cold) if at all possible. When you need to be outside in these conditions, take precautions. In hot and humid weather, drink cool water and keep a spray bottle nearby. Also try to avoid over-exerting yourself. In the winter, keep your face covered to protect you from the cold and wind. In addition, pay attention to what you are eating and drinking: spicy foods, alcohol, and caffeine, for example, are all common triggers for rosacea flare-ups.
While there is a great deal of interest in laser therapy to combat rosacea, you should make sure that you research the process thoroughly to understand if this is the way you want to go. If you can reduce your rosacea just by avoiding spicy foods, you might want to avoid the laser.
This article is for informational purposes only and not meant to substitute the advice of a medical professional.