Rosacea Skin Treatment That Works

June 21, 2011

If you have rosacea, you know how embarrassing and inconvenient it can be. Photo ops, events, and special occasions that should excite you – things like weddings, graduation, and first dates – only fill you with dread. Although the condition can be a nuisance, there are medicines and remedies that help. Knowing what they are and making use of them gives you the power to live your life a little more boldly. Read on to discover a rosacea skin treatment that works.

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects the face. It manifests itself through inflammation and redness of the cheeks, nose, forehead, chin, and even eyelids. People between the ages of 30 and 50, those who have fair skin and blush easily, and particularly women are more susceptible to developing this condition. It may also occur in conjunction or because of other skin or eye disorders.

If you notice that you are having consistent redness in certain parts of the face, tend to flush easily, or experience a stinging or burning sensation on the face, you likely have rosacea. Other symptoms include excessive spider-like blood vessels, a red nose, irritated and bloodshot eyes, and skin eruptions that resemble acne. If these sound all-too-familiar, you should check with your doctor who can easily diagnose you with a physical exam and by reviewing your medical history.

The sooner you are correctly diagnosed, the sooner you can start treating the problem. Unfortunately, there is no professionally recognized cure for rosacea, but there are a great number of effective medications and home remedies that relieve symptoms and make the condition manageable.

Preventative measures are perhaps the most effective. Avoid sun exposure or exertion in the heat, and wear sunscreen daily. Try to avoid and reduce stress by not taking on more than you can handle and making use of relaxation techniques like yoga, deep breathing, or peaceful music. Also avoid alcoholic drinks, spicy food, and hot beverages. All these things trigger flares.

Certain prescription medications like tetracycline and doxycycline or topicals like Replenix CF Cream and Zenmed have proven useful in counteracting the effects of rosacea. For patients with severe rosacea, dermatologists often prescribe a course in Accutane.

In recent years, it has been found that intense pulse light treatment is very effective for patients. It improves the appearance of skin and decreases the frequency and probability of flares. Patients are typically given 5 initial rounds of treatment and then required to have one maintenance treatment per year.

A number of creams and oils derived from various plants have proved helpful as well. Chrysanthellum indicum cream strengthens capillaries, reducing redness. Green tea cream was found to reduce red bumps and pustules. When applied topically, licorice also significantly reduces redness. All-natural and completely safe, the herb and plant remedies are perhaps the cheapest form of rosacea skin treatment that works.


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