What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common long-term skin condition that is usually present on the face. Symptoms can include flushing, redness, spots, skin thickening and sore or dry eyelids. Each case is different and not all sufferers will see all of the symptoms of Rosacea. It is said to affect about 1 in 10 people in the UK but is a mild condition that can be treated with regular care and a consistent skincare routine.
What causes Rosacea?
The causes of Rosacea are relatively unknown but some suggested causes include sun damage, genetics or a condition where the blood vessels beneath the skin have become abnormal or ‘leaky’. Long-term steroid cream use can also cause conditions that are very similar in symptoms to Rosacea, therefore it is safer to avoid using steroids on the face where possible to minimise complications.
What triggers Rosacea?
The National Rosacea Society carried out a survey of its members and found that the most commonly reported triggers were:
- Sun exposure
- Emotional stress
- Hot weather
- Heavy exercise
- Alcohol consumption
- Hot baths
How to treat Rosacea using Dermatique
The Recuperating Cream is an effective treatment for Rosacea and will treat the symptoms as well as strengthen skin, working within the skin’s natural repair process. Over time the Recuperating Cream will help skin to become smooth, healthy and will reduce redness.
If you have papules (round red bumps that rise from your skin) and pustules (pus-filled swellings) caused by Rosacea then the Licorice root in the Recuperating Cream will help. Applied directly to the skin it soothes and makes the skin less prone to developing rashes, bumps or pustules. This is a treatment that has been used in Europe since prehistoric times and documented since the ancient Greeks for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity.
Reducing skin thickness
In some people with Rosacea, the skin of the face can become thickened. The Urea contained in Recuperating Cream is a keratolytic which means it helps to shed the upper layers of the skin slowly, helping to reduce excess skin buildup. The skin will become moisturised, smooth and healthier, while reducing irritation and itchiness.
Keeping skin hydrated
Rosacea is often associated with those who suffer from dry skin conditions. A non-perfumed, non-greasy moisturising cream is essential to repairing skin and keeping it in optimal condition. The Recuperating Cream will keep skin hydrated and is also a natural alternative to steroid creams, which are abrasive to the delicate skin of Rosacea sufferers.
Avoid strong sunlight to the skin which is thought to make Rosacea worse. Apply a strong suncream each day before leaving the house and use long-sleeved clothes and hats to keep skin shaded.