What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a non-infectious, chronic skin condition whose main cause has not yet been completely determined. It is however assumed that it is a combination of genetic factors and external triggers. Rosacea usually appears from the age of 30 onwards and affects connective tissues, blood vessels and sebaceous glands, mainly in the facial area.
- The early stage: temporary reddening of the facial skin (flush), which becomes permanent over time
- The consequences: permanent dilation of blood vessels (telangiectasia) and fine skin flaking can occur
- Further progress: pustules
The severity is highly variable, ranging from light redness of the cheek area all the way to acne-like pustule formation. Common triggers, which can differ from person to person, are e. g. physical exertion, negative stress, excitement, climatic effects and UV radiation. Even hot or alcoholic drinks, hot spices and the wrong care products can also favour the start of rosacea. They should therefore be avoided as far as possible.
If you observe any of these skin conditions, you should visit a dermatologist or qualified
cosmetic institute as soon as possible. If you observe any of these skin conditions, you should visit a dermatologist or qualified cosmetic institute as soon as possible.
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Care tips for rosacea.
Positive results can be achieved with consistent medical skin care: Redness and vascular dilation can be reduced and the skin calmed. The acid skin mantle is stabilised and special cosmetics can cover affected areas. Another important aspect is the correct light or sun protection. Use high-quality sun protection products with high UVA and UVB protection.
Avoid using excessively oil-based and irritating products as it is better to use care products with a gel basis that regulate excess sebum, calm the skin and have anti-infl ammatory and hydrating properties.
Personalised care - optimally adapted to your skin type.
Skin texture can be positively infl uenced with consistent skin care, individually tailored to your skin condition. This should sensibly be supplemented by regular treatment from a beautician in consultation with a dermatologist. Depending on the severity of the disorder, these specialists offer special treatments that can further improve your condition, e. g. skin-calming methods such as masks with healing earth or aloe vera, combined with an ensuing rosacea massage, lymph drainage or ultrasound treatment. This reduces redness and vascular dilation, promoting the resistance of the skin. Extreme redness can also be covered with special make-up (camoufl age). Your dermatologist will be happy to advise you about further measures.