Focus on: Rosacea
Red cheeks? Adult acne? It might be Rosacea.
Rosacea is inflammation of small blood vessels in your skin that can make your face look flushed when you aren’t. What most people don’t realize is that rosacea is a reaction set off by exposure to certain triggers, like hot drinks, spicy foods, alcohol, sunlight, even emotional stress.
That red reaction can be stifled if you avoid triggers that cause your skin to flare up. Flushed skin on its own is nothing to stress about, but over time redness from rosacea can be permanent, and is worsened by acne-like pimples.
Rosacea-inflamed skin may be easily irritated. Avoiding using products that could cause irritation like detergent cleaners, astringents, facial scrubs, peels and toners.
Treat your skin to a gentle moisturizer. Make this a daily routine, and choose moisturizers with UVA and UVB sunscreen. Don’t forget that sun damage can thin the layers of your skin, making redness more visible.
Don’t let your rosacea be the first thing people see!
Rosacea redness can be concealed, just be careful about the cosmetics you choose. Mild, non-irritating cosmetics can camouflage the redness and blemishes, helping you feel more comfortable in your own skin.
It is important to see your doctor/dermatologist for diagnosis. If you have been diagnosed with Rosacea, it is important to consult your dermatologist/doctor about (as to) which cosmetics and skin care products are best for your skin's needs.