April is Rosacea Awareness Month so we’re shining a light on the warning signs of this inflammatory skin condition that leaves the faces of 1 in 20 Australians red, sore and highly sensitive.
Rosacea is defined as “a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterised by flare-ups and remissions.” It most frequently occurs after the age of 30 and in women with fair skin, but is also seen in men.
Some of the symptoms include:
- Persistent redness on cheeks, nose, chin or forehead
- Small blood vessels visible on the face
- Bumps or pimples
- Watery, irritated eyes
Currently, there is no known cure for rosacea, but there is medical help available to control the signs and symptoms. If you have noticed any combination of the symptoms above, visit your dermatologist to get the proper treatment before it becomes severe.
Another goal of Rosacea Awareness Month is to bring light to the emotional effect rosacea can have on those affected. This is often overlooked, as we tend to focus on physical symptoms and concerns. However, in surveys done by the National Rosacea Society, over 90% of rosacea patients said their condition had lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem. 40% reported that it caused them to avoid social contact, and 50% said they even missed work due to their condition.
Although the cause of rosacea is unknown, ongoing research has suggested that rosacea may be caused by various possible factors, including defects of the immune system, nervous system, facial blood vessels and genetics, as well as the presence of microbes. They are making strides each year and hope to one day have more answers for those affected.
Taking care of your rosacea-prone skin may seem quite a task but with Image Skincare’s Vital C line you will have fabulous results. The Vital C product line is ideal for dry/dehydrated, rosacea-prone and sensitive skin due to harsh environmental stressors. The rich blend of natural botanicals creates a smoothing and healthy way to improve skin.
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