- Prong 1 is broken red vessels which usually accompany rosacea patients
- Prong 2 is the actual rosacea itself (the red flushing).
- Understanding that you are dealing with 2 different issues under the same umbrella condition is important.
A person may complain of a “stinging” sensation or cheeks becoming “very hot “. They may get spots small pimples with this condition. Rosacea skin can be very dry and feel tight and sensitive.
People with Rosacea may notice that there are certain triggers; for example spicy foods, extreme temperatures, alcohol especially red wine and cheese.
Home care creams play a very important role in hydrating the skin (vitamin c). The correct cleanser, a high SPF factor to protect the skin, a hydrating mask, and Hyaluronic acid are all good for hydrating the skin. The incorrect products can make the condition worse.
The rash of rosacea has a typical appearance and can be easily diagnosed by a suitable health care professional with experience in treating rosacea; there are no diagnostic laboratory tests. It usually starts with a tendency to flush or blush easily. After a while the central areas of the face become a permanent deeper shade of red, with some dilated blood vessels studded with small red bumps and pus filled spots which come and go in crops. The affected skin of the face is usually very sensitive, and the affected areas may feel hot or sting.