Rosacea and your Skin

Rosacea is a very common skin condition that causes persistent redness on the nose, forehead, cheeks and chin. People who have rosacea can also develop small bumps and pimples along the red patches, and if left untreated, it can cause facial swelling and roughness. Rosacea most usually shows up between the ages of 30-50, and is most common on people with fairer complexions. Although rosacea is most common in women, men tend to develop severer cases.

The causes of rosacea aren’t completely known, but it’s generally believed that genetics and the environment each play a role. Rosacea is a chronic condition and certain triggers like spicy foods, sunlight, heat, and stress can cause flare ups.

Thankfully, there are ways you can manage your rosacea and prevent flare-ups. Things like avoiding sun exposure, protecting your face from the cold, avoiding products with alcohol and switching to milder products will all help keep your rosacea under control. It might also be a good idea to keep track of foods and products that cause flare-ups, so you can avoid them in the future. If you need a quick fix, a green makeup primer worn under you foundation will help conceal any redness. In severe cases of rosacea, your dermatologist may prescribe antibiotics or acne treatments.

BasharaCare recommends the following products for your use:

Reviderm Cleansing Milk – This pH-balanced cleansing milk will remove your makeup (even eye-makeup) and cleanse your skin without irritating it.  The active ingredients are so soothing that you won’t even feel like you are washing your face.

Cellucur Couperose Therapy CrèmeAn intensive cream formulated especially to target skin infected with rosacea. It works by strengthening vessel walls, increasing the elasticity of the cell wall, reducing redness and making the skin resistant to any external influence.

SVR Rubialine SPF 50You know how important it is to protect your skin from the sun. This sun protection cream has been made specifically for sensitive skin and skin prone to redness, so it will both protect and soothe.

Rebecca Harisson