It may be your next OMG moment:  You look in a mirror and think you detect a budding case of Rosacea, but you’re not quite certain.  If your fear turns out to be we founded, know that you are not alone.  There are over 14 million Rosacea suffers in the U.S.  Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder that affects mostly women.  Now look closely at your complexion:  Do you detect any of these telltale signs of Rosacea?

  • Flushing & Redness of the Skin

  • Visible Small blood Vessels

  • Stinging, Burning, Scaling, Roughness.

  • Bumps & Pimples, Raised Red Patches

  • Bloodshot & Watery Eyes

While the cause of Rosacea has not yet been identified, there are many theories:

  • Bacteria

  • Genetics

  • Mites on the skin

  • Defects in some of the body’s systems

There is no cure for Rosacea, but there are many types of treatment to modify the effects of the many different types of Rosacea.  Seek the advice of a medical professional for diagnosis and to learn treatment options that are right for each type of Rosacea.

There are many potential treatments for Rosacea:

  • Oral Antibiotics

  • Topical Treatments

  • Laser Treatment and IPL Treatments

  • Change in Lifestyle & Diet

  • Surgery in severe cases

  • Glycolic Peels

  • Quality Skincare Products

 One of the leading authorities on Rosacea, Rosacea.org has recommendations for skincare.

  • Watch Out For Common Skin Irritants, Such as AHA’s

  • Choose Fragrance-Free Skincare and Make Up Products

  • Test A Product First

  • Use Minimal Products

 You can learn more about what Rosacea.org recommends for:

  • Facial Cleansing

  • Moisturizer

  • Sunscreen

 The site indicates that, “Facial moisturizers have now been developed specifically for signs and symptoms experienced by many people with rosacea. They are specially formulated with ingredients intended to calm and soothe facial skin and to help prevent redness from irritation, and may also contain sheer green color neutralizers to correct the appearance of redness.”

 There are specific ingredients such as: aloe, burdock root, comfrey, allantoin, licorice and ginger that help to calm sensitive and Rosacea-prone skin, MEG 21 with Supplamine®’s Redness Relief was formulated by to doctors to combat skin inflammation, redness and irritation.

 While Rosacea has no cure, there are many ways to make living with Rosacea easier.  You can learn more at Rosacea.org.