What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a condition of the skin referred to as adult acne that causes red blemishes to form on the nose and cheek area. These areas are often accompanied by general redness and broken and enlarged capillaries. Some researchers think rosacea is hereditary, while others believe it is caused by constant blushing and enlarging of the blood vessels, to date the actual cause is unknown.
In its mildest forms, Rosacea can be difficult to recognise but it most cases it always affects the nose area with red blemishes along with red patches on the skin. Flare-ups of this condition have been associated with alcohol, tobacco, spicy foods, citrus, hot beverages, external heat and sun exposure. If you suffer with this condition, you should try and avoid these irritating factors. Cleansing and hydrating the skin with gentle non-cosmedogenic products can help to ease the discomfort and negative effects of rosacea.