How to Manage Rosacea
Rosacea is one of the most misdiagnosed conditions in all of Dermatology. “Rosacea” is generally defined by “pink cheeks.” This primarily descriptive and genetic condition can progress into inflammatory and pathological “Rosacea” - one of the most troublesome and chronic skin conditions in dermatology with a wide range of presentations.
How Are Inflammatory Rosacea and Non-inflammatory Rosacea Different?
Rosacea is commonly divided into two categories:
- Inflammatory is the most aggressive and usually starts from a non-inflammatory presentation.
- Non-inflammatory rosacea starts with flushing and blushing and can turn into persistent erythema (pinkness) and telangiectasia (visible small blood vessels).
Many doctors believe that non-inflammatory rosacea is exacerbated by thinning of the skin which allows the underlying blood vessels to show - especially on cheeks.
Why Does My Rosacea Flare Up When It's Hot?
We've all seen that when a person becomes too hot, his or her face reddens. This is because the blood vessels dilate or swell to allow the warm blood to flow to the surface of the skin so the heat can escape.
The blushing and flushing that is so characteristic of rosacea is directly affected by temperature increases such as hot weather, hot showers, exercise, spicy foods, alcohol, and hot fluids.
The heat causes vasodilation (the dilation of the blood vessels). Vasodilation causes redness in the face and rosacea flare ups. Therefore, it is often recommended that rosacea sufferers avoid hot, spicy foods and extended periods in the sun.
Best Moisturizers for Rosacea
Thin, weak skin and can be markedly improved with the ingredients in Natural Marine Extract
As it does with all atrophic skin conditions, these ingredients generate new, active fibrocytes and capillaries, which create tremendous amounts of:
- Collagen for skin strength
- Elastin for skin elasticity
- Hyaluronic acid for skin thickness
After regenerating the thin skin of rosacea, MOTS collagen stimulating compounds containing retinal 5%, vitamin C 15% and glycolic acid 5% will have their benefits magnified. The anti-inflammatory effects of Miracle of the Sea Super Anti-Oxidant is helpful.
Challenges of Inflammatory Rosacea
The inflammatory form of rosacea is much more severe. It usually includes pimples, pustules, cysts and swelling which can lead to deformities, especially on the nose, chin and cheeks. Medical treatment is necessary, including surgery. While NME offers minimal benefit for inflammatory rosacea, it will be very useful if Acneiform scar tissue is produced. If possible, begin NME treatment of non-inflammatory rosacea before it becomes inflammatory.