It often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people. The redness can slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin. Even the ears, chest, and back can be red all the time.

The Possible Causes of Rosacea

The exact cause of rosacea is unknown. One theory is that it may be the result of highly reactive blood vessels as well as inflammation and infection. Given that rosacea causes increased warmth in the skin, bacteria might be encouraged to grow, causing the pimples and bumps. Tiny mites (Demodex folliculorum) that normally live on our skin may also play a role: People who have rosacea have more of these mites on their faces than those who don’t have the disease. Many people with this skin condition have a family history of rosacea.

Rosacea is not caused by alcohol or poor hygiene, as was once believed. However, alcohol is considered one of the triggers for facial flushing and can cause symptoms to get worse

How to maintain rosacea?

  • First and foremost, sun exposure! Use a broad-spectrum, light-textured sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every day (even if you don’t feel like you’re getting sun). Make sure that it contains a physical sunblock like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, plus antioxidants to protect against environmental hazards.
  • Spicy foods, caffeine, alcohol and hot drinks. Sticking to a mild diet could help keep flushing episodes in check.
  • Extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. Make sure you don’t get overheated, especially while exercising or outside in the summer months.
  • Rubbing and scrubbing. Handle your sensitive skin gently and minimally, and avoid the rough stuff, like grainy exfoliators or abrasive pads.

Solution at JSC

Forma Light IPL is a must-have for those suffering from rosacea. Typically performed on the face, neck, chest, back or hands, best results are seen with five or more treatments.