Rosacea is a persistent skin disease where cheeks, chin, nose, eyes and other parts of the face are inflamed, causing it to produce red, thick and dry skin. The cause is still unknown but there are several triggering factors that may cause its severity like sudden change of weather or temperature, foods and beverages like spicy, alcohol, coffee, chocolate and a lot more. Some other factors like genes, current medical condition, medical history and age.
The following are the common symptoms or Rosacea and its conventional treatments:
Redness or Flushing
- This can be treated by following alkaline diet. It is a diet where good pH level of the body is maintained by increasing hydrogen supply to the tissue.
- Acidic food and those that are high in toxins should be avoided.
- Eat foods that are high in finer like fresh fruits and vegetables so the toxins in the body and blood can be excreted easily.
- Drink plenty of water to maintain healthy body fluids. At least 8 glasses of water is the recommended daily consumption of water.
- Sodas should also be avoided because studies show that it promotes skin redness, thus worsens the condition.
- Keeping the skin clean and using gentle cleaners can also help not to aggravate the inflammation of the skin.
- There is oral and topical medication that helps ease the inflammation. Doctors may also prescribe antibiotics.
- Lifestyle changes should also be made not only to cure the inflammation but also to prevent it from coming back.
- Do not use facial scrubs or other abrasive for skin as it will just irritate the skin and worsen his redness.
- Avoid spicy foods as it is also a culprit in flushing.
Visible and dilated blood vessels
- Avoid vascular dilators like teas, alcohol and cigarettes.
- Watermelon should be avoided to because it dilated blood vessels caused it can cause dilation of blood vessels.
- There are oral treatments available to treat dilated blood vessels and you may consult your doctor to know more about this.
- Skin should be washed with mild soap. Do not forget to wash the face at night as this is the time when the skin rejuvenates.
- If this problem still reoccurs and does not respond to treatments prescribed by doctor, laser treatment is usually recommended.
- Avoid cosmetics and make-ups with alcohol. Make sure that you buy products for sensitive skin.
- Gingko biloba is a known herb that in strengthen the blood vessels. This is available over-the-counter as dietary supplement.
Warm and stinging feeling
- Avoid foods and beverages that cause inflammation like spicy foods and alcohol.
- Do not expose your skin too much from the sun. If there is a need to go out, make sure to use sun protection with high SPF and wear something that can cover your face like sunglasses and hat. As much as possible stay in shade to avoid direct sunlight.
- Do not use cosmetics and facial cleaners with alcohol as it may worsen the inflammation.