During this time of year, I hear lots of women sharing their concern with a skin condition called Rosacea.
What is Rosacea? Relatively common, chronic skin disorder. Classic symptoms are patchy, flushing (called Rosacea with Redness), and inflammation – particularly on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and around the mouth. Small red, solid bumps and pus-filled pimples may appear (called Rosacea with Acne, but is actually not acne). Rosacea suffers should avoid alcohol in products, and should stick to oil-free products.
Rosacea sufferers should wear sunscreen every day because sunlight can set their condition off. All of our Sun Management sun screens are oil-free.
– Learn what triggers your rosacea. Many everyday things can cause rosacea to flare. These include sunlight, stress, and many foods and beverages.
What causes one person’s rosacea to flare may not trigger a flare-up for another person. This is why dermatologists recommend that patients with rosacea learn what triggers their flare-ups. Avoiding these triggers can reduce flare-ups.
– Follow a rosacea skin-care plan. Skin care plays an important role in keeping rosacea under control. Many skin care products are too harsh. This can make rosacea worse.
My advice to those who suffer with Rosacea is to work with a skin care professional who is willing to work with your specific needs and suggest products which have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact me.
By Contributing Author: Mary Ann LeRay, Senior Sales Director, Mary Kay, Inc. 252-671-7815