Rosacea flare-up? Try these top tips
Whether you’re prone to looking a little flushed or suffer from severe Acne Rosacea, the condition can be frustrating. Largely this is because the exact causes of the condition aren’t yet understood – so there isn’t a definitive cure – and to make matters worse Rosacea tends to affect the face, so a flare-up can’t really be concealed by your clothing.
But if you are struggling with Rosacea the good news is there are a number of things you can do to manage and improve the condition of your skin.
Rosacea is a very common skin complaint; it affects around 45 million people worldwide. The condition is most common in women, though men who suffer from Rosacea tend to have more serious cases.
One of the key steps to managing flare-ups is to try and work out what it is that triggers them. Each person is individual, but common triggers include hot drinks, spicy foods, changes in temperature and UV exposure. If you’re unsure one top-tip is to start keeping a skin diary, that way over time you’ll be able to spot it if there is a pattern to your condition and know what you need to avoid.
Stress is another contributing factor which it will help your skin if you manage. It may sound easier said than done to keep your stress levels low, but learning relaxation techniques like yoga, breathing exercises and meditation can help control stress related Rosacea.
You’ll also need to take extra care when choosing your cosmetic products. Rosacea prone skin is highly sensitive, so look out for products described as mild, hypoallergenic and fragrance free to avoid aggravating your condition. Other ingredients that can be irritating to delicate skin include alcohol, menthol, witch hazel, eucalyptus oil and sodium lauryl sulphate.
In terms of treatments, the PPx Lasers are a very effective solution for Rosacea sufferers. The treatment uses light therapy to even the skin tone, removing unwanted red pigment so your skin will look remarkably calmer with an even colour.
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