Let’s talk Rosacea

Did you know that an estimated over 16 million Americans have this skin condition? * April is Rosacea Awareness Month, let’s take action and contribute to understanding this difficult-to-treat skin condition.

You’re in front of the mirror discovering some blushing around the cheeks and nose, you guess it’s probably the summer, you let it pass by because you know that sometimes you forget your SPF. Other than your partner, nobody seems to notice this small redness, so you carry on. The season changes, so do your skincare routine but the color has not faded a bit, it can’t be the sun now, you think, and conclude it’s probably best to put more make-up on and stop eating so much candy because it kind of looks like acne now. You haven’t even considered going to the doctor or googling these… symptoms? … it was not after years of fighting “adult acne” and “sensitive skin” with various treatments, a friend of yours pointed out that it might be rosacea. Wait. What?

So, What is Rosacea?

It is a chronic but treatable skin condition characterized by very few but concrete symptoms. The earlier you seek help, the easier it will be to manage.
Most diagnosed patients don’t know what it is or how to deal with it, at all times professional help is required, since some treatments may include oral medication and specific dermal solutions that can only be prescribed. Each case is unique, and therapies are usually tailored according to skin type, lifestyle, age, gender, and other factors.

When should I consult a doctor?

Check for one or more of these primary symptoms in your face, mostly in your cheeks and nose:

  • Blushing
  • Persistent redness
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Irregularities like bumps or pimples
Secondary symptoms may be developed and combined with the primary symptoms, look for:
  • Eye irritation
  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Swelling
  • Thicker skin
  • Dry feel and appearance

What about mental health?

According to the National Rosacea Society, 41% of rosacea patients reported that they started to avoid public contact because they start to feel self-conscious about the look of their skin, this isolation may be the start of a hard time for someone, it is very important to keep the conversation about rosacea public, open and comfortable so more people can access the treatments they need and can overcome their insecurity.
Everyone can be part of the conversation by using the hashtag #RosaceaAwareness and check more information or join the Society by visiting their website rosacea.org

How to manage it?

As mentioned earlier, the best way of taking care of taking care of rosacea is to consult an expert, but science has developed multiple solutions to make rosacea patients’ lives easier.
Avoiding the triggers and a gentle skincare routine are the top two home-based aids. At XTETIC DERMA we are committed to delivering superior choices for every skin out there. The Rosacea Defense Kit was developed by European experts to alleviate these symptoms and motivate rosacea patients to start living life to its fullest.

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