Diffused Redness • Visible Blood Vessels • Highly Reactive/Irritated
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterised by facial flushing, redness, telangiectasias (visible blood vessels) and sometimes, blemishes. The first sign of rosacea may be the onset of visible redness that comes and goes, and varies in intensity.
Redness-prone skin is most often seen in fair-skinned individuals, typically between the ages of 30 and 50, and generally affects the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. While it is more common in women, it can be more aggressive for men. The cause of redness-prone skin is not yet certain, however, theories include small intestine bacterial overgrowth, an immune reaction to a natural mite (demodex mite) that lives in our skin, unstable vessels, genetics and sun exposure. What we do know, is that the skin is easily triggered and irritated, which leads to chronic redness with intermittent flare-ups. While this condition cannot be completely corrected, there are ways to topically manage the associated symptoms.