Rosacea is a skin condition that most commonly affects the nose, cheekbones, forehead and the chin.Â It appears as red blotchy areas with small bumps and occasionally pimples will form. The signs will come and go but can become permanent because the blood vessels become expanded (tetlangiectasia).
Acne is a similar condition but Rosacea almost never has blackheads or whiteheads.Â About one in every 20 Americans has Rosacea in some form.Â The nose and checks get flushed because of the blood vessels under the skin are swollen.Â The redness can spread and form bumps.Â Eventually the nose may swell and in severe cases the vision may be impaired.
In white women from ages 30 to 50, Rosacea is most common.Â When men have an outbreak it is more severe and probably rhinphyma will appear along with the Rosacea.Â Fair skin is commonly more susceptible to this condition so individuals who get red in the face more easily seem to develop Rosacea more than others.
Sometimes other parts of the body can be affected.Â Although not a dangerous condition, it can become a disfiguring if not treated properly.
How Does Rosacea Begin?
The cause of Rosacea is not known but things that aggravate this condition are hot liquids, spicy foods, alcohol consumption, direct light from the sun, moisture with heat, and cosmetic products that are made with alcohol.
Â Health issues like stress, vitamin deficiencies and infections also make Rosacea worse.
Tips for Treating Rosacea at Home
Try applying aloe-vera gel according to the product instructions.Â Nettle and rosemary will help to improve the tone of the skin and therefore promote healing.Â Clean the skin well with water that is not too hot and not too cold and use an organic cleanser.
Pat the skin rather than rubbing it but try not to touch unless cleaning the skin.Â Alfalfa (a good source of chlorophyll) will detoxify the affected areas.Â Burdock root and red clover (powerful blood cleansers) will improve the condition.Â Dermabrasion may help some people.