Did you know that April is Rosacea Awareness Month? For those that suffer from rosacea they are well aware of what rosacea is. Other people may not totally understand what rosacea is and how it affects those people that have it. Today Skin and Body Refinery wants to talk all about rosacea so that you can better understand it if you have it and you can learn more about it if you do not.
What is Rosacea?
Let’s start by defining rosacea. The Oxford dictionary defines rosacea as “a condition in which certain facial blood vessels enlarge, giving the cheeks and nose a flushed appearance.” Many times, it produces small, red, pus-filled bumps on your face as well. It is a chronic condition that causes long term problems for those that have it.
Frequently when people experience the first signs of rosacea they are not sure what is happening so they ignore them. Ignoring the symptoms and not seeking treatment can cause larger issues. We want you to know what the symptoms are so that if it happens to you, you will know what it is.
• Redness on your cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead
• Sometimes these red spots will also appear on your neck, head, ears, or chest as well
• Broken blood vessels showing through your skin
• Swelling or pain, particularly around your eyes or nose
• Stinging and burning skin
• Patches of rough, dry skin
• Large pores
• Bumps on your eyelids
• Vision issues
The symptoms of rosacea will flare up for a few weeks, fade for a while, and then come back. The in and out symptoms are what cause many people to not seek treatment. If you have these symptoms you will want to address it right away.
SkinCeuticals Rosacea Treatment & More in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)
For treatment of rosacea you can do a variety of things. You will want to go to a doctor for some help. Your doctor will not be able to cure your rosacea, but they can prescribe some medications that will help with the symptoms. Your doctor may also recommend that you have procedures like laser treatment or dermabrasion to help with the symptoms. Here at Skin and Body Refinery we carry a line of skin care products that you will want to consider adding to whatever your doctor advises. We carry a line called SkinCeuticals. SkinCeuticals is company that uses the best science to create amazing skin care products to help with a variety of skin conditions. To treat rosacea, we carry a product called Redness Neutralizer Complex. This product prevents and controls the inflammation that accompanies rosacea. Customers who use our Redness Neutralizer Complex see a reduction in flushing and redness by as much as 30%. They also experience less irritation and discomfort from the rosacea. We also recommend that our clients with rosacea use SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic. C E Ferulic is a topical antioxidant that helps neutralize the reactive oxygen species that create inflammation and damage within your skin. Skin and Body Refinery is proud to be an authorized retailer of SkinCeuticals and we are pleased to offer them online.