5 Practical Tips for Dealing with Rosacea

Do you often face redness and acne on your skin? Do you have sensitive skin? Does your
face turn red when you blush or flush a lot? The chances are that you are probably
suffering from rosacea.

Rosacea is a condition that affects your skin and eyes. In most cases, it affects only the
face. It causes redness and acne on the skin. While a person of any skin tone can get
rosacea, it is most common among women and people with lighter skin tones. It most
often affects middle-aged and older people.

To be precise, if it is rosacea, you will notice small red lines under your skin. Other
common symptoms include a swollen nose, thick skin on the forehead, chin, and cheeks.
Sufferers sometimes may also experience itchy eyes and vision problems.

The actual cause of this disease is still unknown to the world, and you are most likely to
catch it if it runs in your family or you blush a lot. This also means it is not dangerous.
There is no definite cure for rosacea, but basic treatment can help.

Types of Rosacea

1. Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea is when a person gets persistent redness on the
face. Blood vessels on your face and right under your skin become visible as they
enlarge. Fortunately, these symptoms are temporary and disappear quickly.
Rosacea of this type can become permanent yet remain non-dangerous.

2. Papulopustular rosacea is associated with whitehead pustules that are usually
filled with pus and swollen bumps. One may usually find them on the scalp, chest,
neck, forehead, cheeks, and chin. In generic terms, these are misidentified as acne.
This kind of rosacea can cause as much as 40 blemishes and refuse to go away
easily.

3. Phymatous rosacea makes your skin look disordered. In simple terms, your skin
gets thicker or bumpy. Most often, it is seen on men’s noses than women.

4. Ocular rosacea affects the eyes, causing irritation, burning feeling, and watery.
Unfortunately, the connection between skin and eyes is unknown to many of us,
and we often ignore it.

Practical Tips for Dealing with Rosacea

1.   Lifestyle Changes
Making a few positive alterations in your daily lifestyle can help you treat rosacea easily.
Face inflammation can worsen because of stress. Indulge in yoga or meditation daily to
stay calm and relaxed. Cut down fried food, sugar, and processed food. Add anti-
inflammatory food items in your diet like ginger, garlic, turmeric, onions, green tea, and
vegetables.

2. Use Rosacea-Friendly Makeup
Buy mineral makeup that does not contain oil, fragrances, and preservatives that trigger
rosacea flareups. Mineral makeup reduces the risk of skin issues. We suggest using
green-based foundations and primers. Ensure that you remove makeup before going to
bed.

3. Use Facial Cleansers & Moisturisers
Keeping your skin clean, chemical-free, and dirt-free can help you deal with rosacea
efficiently. Use non-foaming cleansers that carry low PH. Keep your skin moisturized as
dryness can create irritation.

4. Use Sunscreen regularly
Too much exposure to UV rays can trigger rosacea. Consider using a sunscreen of a
higher SPF. Sunscreen lotions carrying zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are skin-friendly.

5. Natural Remedies
Some treatments are already available in your refrigerator and kitchen. Cut slices of cold
cucumber and gently rub on your face. You can also consider using green tea on your
face, which gives a relaxed feeling. You can prepare green tea and refrigerate it for a few
minutes. Soak a clean cloth in the tea and gently rub. Oatmeal face packs have also done
wonders for skin issues.

We hope you benefit from the tips provided. Ensure you go slow and use the
recommended ingredients in moderation to check the suitability. If you find the article
helpful, share it with someone who may need it.

About the Author

Mariyam is a skincare enthusiast who blogs about beauty, lifestyle and fashion at –

The Beautyholic

Apart from blogging, she is a mindset coach who’s passionate about what she does.

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