Skin Redness / Rosacea

Rosacea is a complex skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. If you’re one of these people, it’s important to know that no two cases of rosacea are exactly alike. There are four subtypes of rosacea – erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, papulopustular rosacea, phymatous rosacea, and ocular rosacea, each presenting in slightly different ways.

Typical symptoms include facial redness, small pus-filled spots, itching and sensitive skin. Facial redness particularly affects the cheeks and chin, and is often due to dilated blood vessels. As the condition is long-term, frequent bouts will often cause the blood vessels to weaken and burst, leading to an additional characteristic; thread veins. 

About this Condition

Our team at Beau Boutique are here to help you understand the condition better. The exact cause of rosacea is not yet known, but researchers believe that it is a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Exposure to one or more known triggers are the main reason for rosacea flare-ups. These triggers include: exposure to sunlight, stress, alcohol consumption, spicy foods, hot drinks or soup and extreme temperatures. Although rosacea is classified as a dermatosis that mainly affects the facial area, some patients have reported experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms as well.

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for rosacea at this time, however, there are various treatment options available that can help manage the symptoms and reduce their severity. As well as changes to diet and lifestyle, and avoiding your known triggers, Beau Boutique can advise on appropriate skincare to support the suppression of symptoms – as well as some skin treatments that may aid your overall skin health. If you suspect that you have rosacea or are experiencing any unusual skin symptoms, contact our team today.