WHAT IS ROSACEA?
Rosacea is a chromic inflammatory skin condition that usually presents with frequent flushing, persistent redness on the face, which can sometimes include the neck, chest and scalp. It usually occurs in those older than 30, but can be seen people younger. While there is no exact cause of rosacea yet, the symptoms can be triggered by factors like a change in temperature, stress, alcohol, exercise, sun exposure, smoking and spicy food.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE ROSACEA?
Along with redness and flushing, small bumps or pimples, and visible blood vessels can appear too during a flare up. Because of this, rosacea can commonly be mistaken for eczema, acne, or an allergic reaction. As each person’s symptoms and triggers vary, it’s important to visit your GP for an assessment and diagnosis first. Keeping track of what triggers a rosacea flare up will help you manage your skin, along with medication and lifestyle changes too. Use a notebook to monitor how different factors can cause a reaction and avoid those things. Your GP may prescribe you topical treatments, oral antibiotics, or light treatment to help treat your redness.
HOW TO MANAGE ROSACEA AT HOME
At home, you can avoid any triggers that cause your skin to flare up. Using gentle skincare can also help reduce flare ups. The Yon-Ka Sensitive range helps to soothe red, irritated, inflamed skin instantly and on a long-term basis. It’s also important to wear SPF daily, no matter the weather, as UV exposure can exacerbate symptoms. Avoid using hot water to cleanse the skin, and avoid scrubbing or intense washing too. Since irritants vary from person to person, always test a new product on your neck to prevent causing a flare up on your face. If you have a reaction, note the ingredients and try something different. By allowing medication to treat the condition and lowering the risk of flare-ups by changing your daily routine, you can reduce the signs of rosacea. For more information on which Yon-Ka products you can use on your rosacea-prone skin, be sure to have a consultation with your local Yon-Ka professional. They will be able to prescribe the best products for your skin so you know how to manage rosacea at home.