Do’s and don’ts for Sufferers of Rosacea
Rosacea is an often misdiagnosed skin disorder. People often mistake it for something as common as pimples. In fact, it isn’t. When left untreated, your mild rosacea can progress into a higher stage. Learn how to treat severe rosacea after reading this article. It is important that you:
- Steer clean from rosacea triggers
- Take care of your skin
- Ask for a prescription
Say goodbye to the embarrassment and suffering. You can do something about your skin problem right now. Read this article and learn what to do.
The first step in managing rosacea is a proper diagnosis. If you notice something off with your skin like a constant redness around your cheeks, thickening of your nose skin, burning sensation on your face and/or acne around your cheek and nose area then immediately consult your dermatologist. If you are diagnosed with rosacea, then your life might have to change a bit. Here are some factors that you will have to look for:
Spicy food and drinks are other triggers you need to avoid. Alcohol too! These items cause dilation of blood vessels.
Buy products that are sensitive skin-friendly. Get rid of your old skin care stuff as they might irritate your skin or aggravate your situation
Extreme weather conditions contribute to the flare-up as well
Heat and exposure to the sun may trigger rosacea flare-ups. If you like staying under the sun, this must change. If you need to go under the sun, just wear sunscreen, a big hat, and sunglasses…
Aside from staying away from the triggers, you should also learn to properly take care of your skin.
- Wash your face with cold water to reduce the blushing. Only use mild cleansers.
- Always clean your beauty materials. For instance, you can wash your compact powder’s sponge to get rid of germs. Change your cosmetics every 3 months or until the recommended shelf life.
- Do not exercise for long periods. Strenuous exercises promotes flushing so concentrate on simple light exercises.
- Avoid abrasives. Do not scrub your face too.
If necessary, ask your doctor for a prescription. This will not target the direct cause of rosacea but it will address the problem of the surface of your skin.
- Your doctor will prescribe you with antibiotics. Please follow the required dosage and schedule.
- Use the topical treatment as directed by your dermatologist. Avoid prolonged usage. Just apply the treatment (could be a lotion or gel) according to the instructions. When the instruction tells you to discontinue usage after a few weeks, please do so.
- If you want to undergo surgical procedures or other treatments, consult your dermatologist before doing so.
Now that you know how to treat severe rosacea, you can do several things to reduce your flare-ups. One thing you must never do is to self-prescribe. You might have a different skin problem that needs treatment. Or maybe, your current medications can get in the way of your rosacea treatment. So it is very important that you check with your doctor. In addition to that, you should also take note of your other triggers aside from those mentioned in this article. Good luck and I hope that you will be able to manage your rosacea.
There are many people like you who are fighting the same battle. You are not alone in this. As much as possible, explore all the possible options to lessen or reduce your rosacea rhinophyma. In addition, you should stay away from factors that can trigger rosacea flare-ups. All this can help you cope with your rosacea rhinophyma.