You may tell everyone you’ve been blessed with naturally flushed cheeks but secretly you despise them, for they are painful, itchy, and there’s more than just what’s visible to the naked eye. Well, if you’re worried about the frequent redness, breakouts, and irritation on the skin and what causes it, then you’ve come to the right place. For all types of skin flare-ups like acne, eczema, hives, or other skin conditions, rosacea affects around 10% of the population. And for the most part of the population, they are not even aware if they have rosacea. So, it’s completely fine if you’re as lost as others.
It is a teenage flare-up that unfortunately continues till the age of 30-40 and for some even gets worse with age. The real cause behind rosacea’s eruption is not completely known, however, the doctors have pointed out certain contributing factors.
We are here to take you through the entire guide on how to understand point out the symptoms, what may aggravate them and how can you have a rosacea treatment. some rely on medications, some opt for lotions and over-the-counter creams, others purely like to treat it with a proper diet or resort to medical treatment as the final call.
Here are some symptoms people may experience depending upon the kind of rosacea skin they have.
- Prominent redness on the face, especially on the cheeks and the nose.
- Visible spider veins on the face with swelling and painful face
- Stinging or burning skin that reacts to sun exposure, new products, etc
- Acne-like breakout with dry, rough, itchy, and bumpy skin
Rosacea on face is not a contagious skin issue, and for many, the eruption may occur depending on how stressed or worked up you are. This is irrespective of whether you stepped into the sun or if you followed a proper diet.
What Causes Rosacea
While there is no known understanding about why rosacea acne or rosacea skin occurs, the doctors have penned down a list of reasons that possibly trigger and aggravate the skin issue. Some of them are listed as follows like sun exposure, emotional stress, alcohol consumption, excessive exercise, caffeine intake, hot meals or hot baths, spicy foods, cold weather, and even certain skincare products.
Foods for healing
Foods to avoid
|Organic veggies like leafy greens||Gluten, seafood|
|Fruits in yellow/orange colours like banana||Alcohol and caffeine consumption|
|Healthy fats like coconut oil, avocado, nuts, and seeds||Sugar and processed foods|
|Protein-rich like salmon, eggs, grass-fed animal products, legumes||Dairy products like yogurt, milk, ice cream|
|Anti-inflammatory like turmeric, ginger, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, green tea||Fried foods, trans fats, and hydrogenated oils like sunflower/canola oil.|
Ways Rosacea can be treated:
- Following a strict balanced diet packed with food items that help in healing and not aggravating.
- Using over-the-counter medicinal creams or gels along with prescribed medication.
- Stepping out of the house 20 minutes after the application of sunscreen helps in protecting rosacea from burning or getting flared up.
- Managing stress levels by meditating
- Getting in-office procedures after consulting with your dermatologists
Always consult with your dermatologist
Keep in mind to always consult with your dermatologist before going for any medication, changing your diet plans, or even opting for any medical treatment. AAYNA houses India’s best dermatologists who are trained to the highest international level. We also offer a Laser Genesis treatment, popularly also known as photo facial that is one of the finest facials in the world. This rosacea treatment is also proven to reduce redness and improve rosacea, thereby improving skin texture. It is a non-invasive procedure and completely safe to execute on any patient suffering from facial issues. So if you’re someone who is may have rosacea and would like to treat the same, then we at AAYNA are here to welcome you.