Acne rosacea: causes, symptoms and how to avoid worsening

The acne rosacea (also known simply by the name of rosacea) is a chronic skin problem that involves a condition of different areas of the face such as redness, swelling in the cheeks, forehead, nose and eyelids. It can also occur with blood vessels on the face similar to tiny red spiders and even the skin is similar to acne, although it is not the same as acne.

When the skin is affected by acne rosacea, the capillaries that irrigate the skin of the face are permanently dilated. That is, we have a chronic condition of the skin that causes symptoms similar to acne (hence its name), although unlike this it is characterized by being a chronic problem and in turn involving the swelling of blood vessels located just below the skin.

The reasons why acne rosacea occurs are not yet clear, we can say that they are unknown, however some factors can make us more predisposed to suffer from this condition. However, there are also other skin or eye disorders that may be associated with the onset of rosacea.

Among the most common causes we can mention the following ones:

  • Have sensitive skin, and clear tone.
  • Have an age between 30 and 50 years.
  • Women are more likely to suffer from this condition.
  • In the case of men when it occurs, it presents more seriousness.
  • Be easy for the skin of the face to redden.
  • The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy.
  • The hormonal changes that affect during menopause.
  • The use of cosmetic products not suitable for our skin.
  • The use of exfoliants or lotions that contain alcohol.
  • The intake of some medications.

Symptoms of acne rosacea

There are several symptoms that arise when a person suffers from acne rosacea. Among the most common we find the following:

  • If we have spider veins on the skin (red, marked blood vessels).
  • Nose swollen and red.
  • Skin of the reddened face.
  • Itching on the skin of the face, and sometimes even burning.
  • Acne, which can ooze or crust.
  • Red eyes, irritated, tearful.

In case of suffering from some of these symptoms we must go to the dermatologist to make us the appropriate review, diagnose and prescribe the appropriate treatment.

The symptoms of acne rosacea may worsen when we are exposed to sudden changes in temperature, sun, cold, wind, hot baths or showers, such as saunas or Turkish baths, so we must avoid everything that may cause the capillaries dilate excessively.

Treatments for acne rosacea are usually to reduce symptoms, and to strengthen the structure of blood capillaries.

In addition to the treatments it is necessary to carry out a series of appropriate measures that contribute to the situation does not get worse, but the cure of acne rosacea is not yet possible.

Measures to prevent symptoms from worsening

Although the appearance of rosacea can not be avoided or prevented, there are some useful tips to prevent the symptoms from getting worse. It is advisable to follow the following health habits:

  • Avoid hot baths or showers.
  • Avoid saunas and Turkish baths.
  • Protect the skin of the face from the sun with the appropriate sunscreen.
  • Avoid exposing yourself to the sun for long periods of time and always protect it with a high protection factor.
  • Use products for facial skin appropriate to the characteristics of our skin.
  • At the time of removing the makeup or clean the skin of the face do it gently.
  • Protect the face of cold climates with very moisturizing creams during the winter.
  • Avoid as much as possible to expose the skin of the face to sudden changes in both temperature and weather aggressions (wind, cold, sun).
  • Avoid spicy or spicy foods.
  • Avoid very hot drinks.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Avoid tobacco
  • Avoid anxiety and stress situations.

There is no doubt that paying attention to these measures and avoiding what might cause or worsen the symptoms we can better take this condition. If we still want to show the skin of the face without imperfections we can resort to the use of a good concealer makeup to cover well the symptoms of acne rosacea.

In some cases and always under medical prescription made by skin specialists or dermatologists, acne rosacea can be corrected with vascular laser sessions or intense pulsed light sessions. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician.We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor. ThemesSkin

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