Category Archive: Rosacea

Rosacea Facts

Loretta | 2013/01/15 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

Rosacea as a skin condition can be considered as something that is quite popular. This is because it definitely affects a lot of people in the world. However, as a skin condition, not many people are quite aware of it.

This lack of awareness is one of the main factors that limit the available treatment options for Rosacea. If few people know about it, then basically only a few people care about it.

In order to promote awareness of Rosacea, here are some basic facts regarding Rosacea.

Who are susceptible to Rosacea?

Basically this skin disease is common in two distinct groups. Firstly, rosacea manifests a lot in women who are undergoing menopause. These menopausal women get Rosacea because of the hormones that are being chaotic in her body.

These hormones result to the manifestation of Rosacea in many menopausal women. Aside from menopausal women, Rosacea is also prevalent in people with fair skin. Nobody knows why. But this is the way it is.

This means a woman with fair skin and also undergoing menopause is in a very high probability position of getting Rosacea.

Basic symptoms of Rosacea

The basic symptoms of Rosacea include the following:

  1. rosaceaInflammation and redness that occurs all over the face and other parts of the skin. These red splotches can get inflamed during severe attacks and this leads to pain and discomfort to the person suffering from Rosacea.
  2. Visible blood vessels under the skin also form in people with Rosacea. This results to visible lines crisscrossing the skin of the face.
  3. Acne and swelling of the skin is also common in people with Rosacea. This affects the way that a person looks. They no longer look attractive because of the Rosacea in their face.
  4. Swollen, painful noses is also common in Rosacea. The red bumps, inflammation and other common Rosacea symptoms can occur in the nose and this can be very painful. This is because the skin of the nose is quite thick and the redness can make it thicker which can be quite painful.
  5. Swollen teary eyes. If the redness and inflammation occurs in the skin surrounding the eyes, the eyes can result to some swelling as well as tears.

Treating Rosacea

There is no cure for Rosacea. The best that the industry can offer is to treat the symptoms. This means if the swelling can get so big and unmanageable, a person can use creams or pills to bring the swelling down.

If the symptoms get too painful, then the person takes some anti pain medication. The point of the matter is, a person with Rosacea will have to live with the condition permanently. This is why he has to know everything there is to know about managing his symptoms.

These are just some of the basic facts of Rosacea. For those who wish to know more, one of the best things is to talk to a doctor.

This way, they will be in a better position to make a decision on how to deal with their own Rosacea problems.

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The Benefits of Jojoba Oil on Rosacea

Loretta | 2012/03/18 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

Jojoba oil originates from the plant of the same name, which is found in dry desert areas. It’s become one of the best solutions these days for treating a number of skin conditions, one of which is rosacea.

For the uninitiated, rosacea appears to be very similar to acne at times, although they are two different matters. In fact, rosacea occurs when the skin has become so dense that pores become enlarged, blood vessels start to appear, and constant swelling is to be experienced.

Of course, there are also some cases of seeing pustules and papules developing on the skin, leading people to believe that it can be treated in the same way acne can, which is a misconception.

Now that this has been explained, one would wonder what jojoba oil can do for those suffering from rosacea. The truth is that the oil is waxy and is quite similar to the same kind of oil that the glands in the skin produce.

This oil offers replenishment as well as skin healing properties. With so many people often taking advantage of treatments which are abrasive and even invasive in some ways, one would need to look into jojoba oil as a suitable alternative to treating rosacea.

Below are some additional things to ponder on with regard to this natural product.

  1. Jojoba oilJojoba oil has long been discovered to be a very safe solution for people who wish to get rid of rosacea off their skin. Based on findings made by the American College of Toxicology, this oil can alleviate any symptoms, and reduce them effectively. It does not contain any kind of chemicals or man-made ingredients, since it comes straight from the jojoba tree itself.
  2. Jojoba oil proves to be a better alternative compared to creams and antibiotics. Wherein jojoba oil can be applied regularly for a rather short time frame until the results start to be taken notice of, creams and antibiotics may require constant use over a long period of time. What’s worse is that some of those products can’t even do a good job of remedying the condition. With this oil being used, one does not need to rely on cream and antibiotic usage as frequently as before anymore. However, this may be something to be consulted with a physician before decisions are to be made.
  3. Jojoba oil is also known to contain a myristic acid, which is considered as an essential fatty acid. This is because it offers anti-inflammatory benefits, which is always good for swollen vessels under the skin as well as added density of the skin itself. One would no longer have to experience constant flushing and redness on their skin, and will definitely see less swelling than before. What’s even better is that it doesn’t clog up the pores, thus taking away the possibility of acne developing on one’s face, neck and chest areas.

These are just some of the benefits to be expected from Jojoba oil as a form of treating rosacea.

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