Rosacea is a common, non-contagious skin condition that causes intense redness and skin flushing. Rosacea flare-ups typically spread across the cheeks and nose, then to the forehead and chin. However, your ears, back, and chest may be constantly red.
While blushing is the most common symptom of rosacea, you can also develop swelling, acne-like breakouts, and skin thickening. Most rosacea flare-ups are temporary and triggered by environmental factors. However, they can be challenging to manage and affect your mental wellbeing.
Discover the most common ways to manage rosacea symptoms for softer, clearer skin.
Skin Care Products
Rosacea has several potential causes, but it is suggested that the bacterium H. pylori and the Demodex mite may be responsible for many flare-ups. A regular skin care routine can help manage these microorganisms and reduce mild to moderate rosacea symptoms.
FaceDoctor Rejuvenating Soap can eliminate the Demodex mite and contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agents to reduce redness. FaceDoctor is formulated with sea buckthorn oil, a powerful antioxidant that contains high levels of omega fatty acids and vitamins to balance your skin’s microbiota. It also contains coconut oil and aloe vera to nourish and moisturize your skin for a soft, supple complexion.
Doctors often prescribe topical medications like oxymetazoline (Rhofade) and brimonidine (Mirvaso) for severe cases. These medications are vasoconstrictors that reduce flushing and redness, and you should observe noticeable results within 12 hours.
Your doctor may also prescribe medications to manage breakouts and pimples associated with rosacea, such as metronidazole (Metrogel), azelaic acid (Azelex), and ivermectin (Soolantra). These treatments typically take up to six weeks to deliver results.
Laser therapy may be beneficial for people with enlarged blood vessels and thickened skin due to rosacea. The laser targets highly visible veins on the face, using heat to collapse the vein wall so they are no longer noticeable. You may need several sessions before seeing results and experience minor temporary side effects, including bruising and swelling.
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