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Rosacea is a common, long-term skin condition involving inflammation of the skin on the face.

The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, and it affects twice as many women as men, although it is usually more severe in men.

  • Facial redness
  • Blood vessels
  • Red bumps
  • Flushing skin
  • Eye irritation
  • Enlarged nose

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  • Sunlight
  • Stress
  • Heat
  • Alcohol
  • Spicy food
  • Some makeup
  • Wind & cold
  • Some medicines
  • Exercise
  • Some skin products
  • Some hair products

There are a number of triggers for rasacea, but the above are some of the most common.

Rosacea FAQs

No, it is not an infectious disease.

Rosacea is a chronic disorder, rather than a short-term condition, and is often characterised by relapses and remissions.

Without any treatment signs and symptoms tend to become increasingly severe.

While rosacea cannot be cured, treatments are available that can control or eliminate its various signs and symptoms.

The signs and symptoms of rosacea vary substantially from one person to another, and treatment must therefore be tailored by a specialist for each individual case.

For patients with bumps and pimples, doctors often prescribe oral and topical rosacea medication.

The right skincare products can also make a big difference. Anyone with rosacea must choose cleansers, moisturisers and other facial products with great care and an understanding of the ingredients, which must be mild and soothing.

A rosacea friendly skin care routine can:

Help your skin feel more comfortable

Improve the results you see from treatment

Boost your skin’s overall health

Reduce rosacea flare-ups

Laser therapy can substantially reduce visible blood vessels (telangiectasia) and also help reduce redness (erythema) and flushing after an average of three treatments

The Skin Lab Approach

The Skin Lab Approach

An effective rosacea treatment plan must involve certain lifestyle changes, correct skincare products and professional treatments. Most importantly, we focus not only on alleviating rosacea symptoms, but also on improving overall skin health.

The main line of defense against rosacea flare-ups are lifestyle changes and strict skincare regimen to boost skin’s natural defences, making it less vulnerable to rosacea triggers. Skincare products that have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties which strengthen skin cells and capillaries, as well as relieve redness and inflammation, have been shown to be the most effective.

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Claire Scannell The Skin Lab

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