Rosacea: Everything You Need to Know

rosaceaWhat is Rosacea?

Rosacea is actually a very common skin condition which is often misdiagnosed. It mainly affects the face, though has been known to flare up on the neck, chest, scalp or ears. Identified by a cycle of flare-ups and remission; rosacea causes areas of the face to appear red, inflamed and sometimes bumpy. However, if left untreated, the buildup of tissue can cause the skin to swell.

Research has shown that this condition generally begins after the age of thirty and is diagnosed in more women than men. Additionally, if you have fair skin which is prone to flushing, it is believed you are at a greater risk of getting rosacea.

What are the Symptoms?

Alongside prolonged and persistent redness and flushing, other common symptoms are bumpy skin, visible blood vessels and spots (excluding blackheads). The appearance of spots is why lots of rosacea sufferers commonly mistake it for acne. As a result, they tend to aggravate the sensitive condition more with harsh exfoliation. Other symptoms may include eye irritation, burning or itching skin, dry skin, raised patches of skin called plaques, thickening of the skin and swelling.

How Can You Treat it?

Unfortunately, there is no cure for rosacea but you can help reduce inflammation and ease symptoms with a good skincare routine. glo therapeutics offers several products to help relieve rosacea symptoms. For example, the Renew Serum is loaded with anti-inflammatory D-panthenol to nourish skin, promote cellular proliferation & tissue repair. In addition to, 1% Salicylic Acid for skin-renewing anti-acne & anti-irritant properties. Try to use more gentle skincare products for cleansing and calming the skin.

It’s also important to learn possible triggers to help avoid flare-ups. Below we’ve listed the most commonly recorded factors that patients believe triggers their rosacea. It often differs from one individual to another:

Sun exposure81%
Emotional stress79%
Hot weather75%
Wind57%
Heavy exercise56%
Alcohol consumption52%
Hot baths51%
Cold weather46%
Spicy foods45%
Humidity44%
Indoor heat41%
Certain skin-care products41%
Heated beverages36%
Certain cosmetics27%
Medications15%
Medical conditions15%
Certain fruits13%
Marinated meats10%
Certain vegetables9%
Dairy products8%
Other factors24%

Can you cover rosacea with makeup?

glo-minerals mineral makeup is ideal for conditions like rosacea. You can effectively cover the condition without worry of aggravating your skin. As seen in the picture below, with glo-minerals you can successfully disguise rosacea. Just scroll down for the step-by-step tutorial!

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  1. We began by using Camouflage Oil Free in Beige to tone down the areas of our models face with the most redness.
  2. To conceal her under eye circles, we used Under Eye Concealer in Beige.
  3. Then we applied Pressed Base all over her face using the Ultra Brush to neutralise and camouflage any remaining redness.
  4. You could also use the Corrective Camouflage Kit and Redness Relief Powder to effectively offset and disguise redness.

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