Rosacea or Couperose: symptoms, causes and tratment

Rosacea is an aesthetic disorder that causes the redness and dilation of blood vessels on the cheeks. The affected skin is generally dry, sensitive, easily irritated and intolerant of many cosmetic products. Rosacea sufferers may have sudden flares of redness in response to triggers such as moving between hot and cold atmospheres; stress or during digestion.

Living with rosacea

Rosacea does not have a specific cure. Thermal treatments, such as lasers or radiofrequency therapy, are often suggested, but these usually produce temporary improvements which often regress or worsen the condition in the long run.

  • Redness can be controlled by using Lenitive Cream every evening and massaging until completely absorbed. Soothing Cream is astringent, anti-inflammatory and provides all-round benefits to the skin.

Use Eudermic Cleansing Base as both a make-up remover and cleanser.

To cover any redness, use Clay Color mineral foundation, which masks imperfections whilst letting the skin breathe.

Avoid sunscreens that are blocky and irritating to this type of sensitive skin.

Are rosacea and acne rosacea the same thing?

No; they are separate conditions that should not be confused. Rosacea is characterized by dilation of blood vessels in the cheeks and sensitive skin. Instead, acne rosacea is characterized by folliculitis that causes redness on the cheeks, as well as the forehead and nose. The two conditions therefore have different causes and different treatments.

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