Or maybe not so happy…

April is Rosacea Awareness Month and I wanted to touch base on a few things to educate you on this common, long-term condition.  

The National Rosacea Society released a report in 2018 stating that over 400 million people worldwide suffer from this condition.  Once diagnosed by your physician, your licensed esthetician can help you with products and treatments to minimize the effects of rosacea on your skin.

What causes Rosacea

Rosacea can be categorized in stages from 1 to 4; 1 being mild and 4 being severe.  Some research studies are showing that there may be a gut-related component, meaning that many triggers for rosacea symptoms involve the food that you eat. Knowing the possible triggers and your personal triggers will help you control the flushing of the skin due to rosacea. Things such as spicy foods, alcohol, hot showers, and stress, along with many other things, can be triggers, and may affect Rosacea-sufferers in varying ways.

Symptoms of Rosacea

Rosacea makes your skin very sensitive and inflamed, but rest assured that calming and cooling the skin will help.  I have many products for inflamed and sensitive skin, so whether you have been formerly diagnosed or suffer from red irritated skin that you think could be rosacea, I can help you achieve your best skin without causing further damage or irritation.

Treating Rosacea

Please, seek help if you or someone you know has skin that falls under this debilitating condition.  The ruddy, bumpy skin on your face, caused by rosacea, can cause you to be very self-conscious, and will need regular treatments and the right products to soothe and calm the irritation. It may seem like a good option to find covering makeup, but you don’t have to hide anymore! When your skincare regimen is suited for your skin and its needs, you shine. Call a professional skin “therapist” today for a skin analysis, and start seeing results!