We’ve all heard of the common old wives tales, it can be hard to separate the cold, hard facts from the myths. Some of the more popular ones are ‘Carrots help you see in the dark’ or ‘too much television will make your eyes go square’ – some derived from facts and others made-up so you would
eat all your vegetables. The line between the two is often blurred. Here are some myths to watch out for with rosacea.
Rosacea is a common skin condition that
affects 1 in 10 people in the UK and
contrary to popular belief, it isn’t caused by drinking a bottle of wine every
night, it doesn’t only affect women over 60 and nor is it only characterised by
redness or swollen veins.
We’re here to separate the facts from
fiction in an attempt to extinguish these fads, for good.
Myth 1: Rosacea Only Affects Heavy Drinkers
There are proven treatment systems out there that can counteract the inflammation caused by alcohol by using day to day while also strengthening the blood vessels, improving their functionality and helping the hyper dilated partially damaged ones to contract reducing their visibility.
Despite the common rosacea heavy drinker stereotype, rosacea is actually most common between the ages of 30-60 years, in fair-skinned individuals affecting women more than men. Alcohol can trigger
flare ups in some people but it doesn’t certainly doesn’t cause the skin condition. It can exacerbate the symptoms as alcohol is inflammatory and can lead to dilation of facial blood vessels which if already damaged through exposure to UV can result to further skin matrix damage and skin hyper sensitivity. Many people with fair skins, or sensitive skins will notice their skin is more reactive after a ‘session’.
Myth 2: Rosacea’s Only Symptoms Are Red Cheeks or a Red Nose
Other symptoms of rosacea can be spots, flushing, visible blood vessels and occasional burning or stinging sensation or skin sensitivity. The skin,
particularly of the nose, may thicken with time. A significant percentage (figures vary) of people with Rosacea suffer with Ocular Rosacea which affects the eyes causing irritation, styes or swollen eyelids and a felling of
grit in the yes. These should be referred to an opthamologist.
Myth 3: Only Older People Suffer From Rosacea
Although rosacea is more common after the age of 30, young people can also have what’s known as ‘pre-rosacea’. This is characterised by intermittent redness (otherwise known as blushing), eventually this causes semi-permanent redness emanating from a compromised epidermis further resulting in broken capillaries. Over the years, the skin changes and redness may become fully permanent unless treated.
Utilising effective sun
block from an young age in offspring with parents or relatives with rosacea is
an important way of resisting its development in family members. these youngsters will thank their
parents in later life and may remain rosacea free.
Myth 4: Rosacea is Caused by Poor Hygeine
Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder predominantly affecting the face. Rosacea can occur due to a number of different factors; eating spicy food and drinking red wine can trigger a flushing response as well as UV light and wind which act as reddening triggers. It is fundamentally not caused by poor hygiene.
Myth 5: Rosacea is the same as Acne
Rosacea was previously known as ‘acne rosacea’, however, acne and rosacea are two different and completely unrelated skin conditions. Some doctors still refer to the skin condition as acne rosacea – this is old news.
Myth 6: Rosacea is Contagious
Rosacea is not considered contagious or infectious. You will not catch it from coming
into contact with someone else that has it. Rosacea, can however, run in
families and is therefore hereditary.
Do You Know How to Treat Rosacea?
For the treatment of rosacea, we recommend Rosacure which targets the underlying causes of reddening skin as well as itching, burning and soreness. Rosacure offers a revolutionary, clinically tested and medically approved formula and is a complete solution to treat your Rosacea. It contains special patented ingredients which can only be found in the Rosacure Range. Unlike other standard antibiotic or antioxidant formulas, Rosacure has all the SPF and moisturising qualities expected of a high class cosmetic but is medically licensed.
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