Rosacea Skincare Guide: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments and More
Rosacea affects millions of people worldwide. It causes redness, flushing, and bumps on the face, often leading to embarrassment and self-consciousness. While it affects people of all ages, it typically starts after age 30 and is more prevalent among women. According to recent statistics, rosacea affects an estimated 16 million Americans.
Studies have shown that up to 81% of people with rosacea experience a flare-up after consuming hot or spicy foods. Additionally, individuals with fair skin and a family history of rosacea are at greater risk for developing the condition.
What is Rosacea?
It is a chronic skin condition that affects the face (primarily cheeks and nasal bridge) and causes redness, flushing, and acne-like bumps. It typically affects fair-skinned individuals and can appear in different stages, ranging from mild redness and occasional flushing to more severe symptoms, including persistent redness, swelling, and visible blood vessels. (1)
Rosacea is often accompanied by sensations of stinging or burning, and can be triggered by various factors, such as sun exposure, stress, hot or spicy foods, alcohol, and certain medications. While it has no cure, rosacea can be managed with various treatments, including topical and oral medications, laser therapy, and lifestyle modifications.