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Big Fat Rosacea Myths

Big Fat Rosacea Myths

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

alcohol and rosacea

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

rosacea cheeks

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 

old people 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 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

acne rosacea is not a thing

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 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?

rosacure rosacea treatment

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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Created On  9 May 2017 15:00  -  Permalink


Great article as always. Shared on facebook to my friends.
Posted By: Martha Thompson  - 10 May 2017 8:34

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