In a world where we are bombarded with images of beautiful people, presenting us with impossibly high standards that we are supposed to live up to, it can be easy to become incredibly disheartened and self-conscious, especially when it comes to your skin. This is even truer of those who suffer from rosacea, when social media and selfie-culture leave you few places to hide.
On top of this, rosacea is still a very misunderstood condition, which makes it all the more important to recognise, understand and treat your symptoms as soon as possible, which can include:
- Persistent facial redness
- Visible blood vessels
- Papules and pustules
- Thickened skin
- Sensitive skin; burning, stinging, itching and pain
- Dry, rough skin
- Raised red patches on your skin
- Facial swelling
These varying symptoms are not always recognised for what they are, as for most people who don't know much about the condition, it is commonly thought that rosacea literally means having a red nose and cheeks, and know nothing of the other possible symptoms. For example, papules and pustules can be misdiagnosed as acne, leading suffering to search for remedies in all the wrong places. While acne and rosacea can have some common symptoms, causes and triggers (see our other #TopTipTuesday articles to read more on this) you’re only going to get the best results from using products specially designed to treat rosacea, and acne products are unlikely to make any real difference.
Rosacea can also go undiagnosed because of the various myths and beliefs that surround it. For example, it’s a common misconception that rosacea usually only occurs during menopause, whereas in reality, late teens to early twenties is one of the most common peak ages for developing rosacea. This means that lots of younger people are dismissing their symptoms, or assuming that they are the result of something else, instead of seeking the help that they need to control their condition.
It’s also commonly thought that developing rosacea is a direct result of drinking too much, resulting in sufferers experiencing shame and anxiety when going out in public, afraid that people will automatically assume that they are a heavy drinker. While drinking alcohol - particularly red wine - is a common trigger for rosacea flare-ups, rosacea can develop in anyone, whether they drink or not, and so this myth is really starting to give those with rosacea a bad name. In fact, studies have shown that rosacea sufferers are five times more likely to also suffer from anxiety and depression than those without the condition.
So what does all this mean?
For starters it means that rosacea is actually much more common than you may think, and may manifest in ways that you didn’t expect; that’s why we keep writing these #TopTipTuesday articles, so that we can spread the word and educate the masses about conditions like rosacea. It means that getting a diagnosis for your symptoms is vital for setting you on the right track, and getting the right treatment; as it stands, there is no cure for rosacea, but being proactive understanding and managing your condition can work wonders for your skin.
We at SkinMed® recommend our Rosacea TripleLock® range for this, as it is clinically proven, medically tested and has incredible 75% success rates, even amongst difficult to treat patients. We even have a 100% money back guarantee on our products, because we appreciate how important it is for you to know that we understand what you’re going through and that we are here to guide you through your journey to achieving clear, smooth, beautiful skin.
So forget impossible standards, you deserve to feel beautiful in your own skin, rosacea or no rosacea!
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