About Rosacea

Rosacea affects a reported 4 million sufferers in the UK and Ireland, with an equal number suffering pre-rosacea and/or flushing and blushing. Rosacea causes a variety of symptoms ranging from recurrent blushing attacks, progressing through permanent red skin with thread veins, to eruptions of pustules & lumps, distorted tissue and eye problems. Rosacea affects both sexes, being almost three times more common in women. Men however often suffer more severe symptoms. Rosacea is a progressive vascular disorder that can affect the face and eyes. It usually begins as a mild flush across the nose and cheeks typically but also the chin, and forehead can be involved from an early stage.

SunDuring the early stages, this flushing comes and goes. Then through further exposure to triggers, facial redness becomes more intense appearing often to look like mild sunburn or windburn. Tiny broken blood vessels and red bumps may also become visible in the reddened area. In more severe cases, inflammation of the facial tissue can intensify, resulting in permanent redness, swelling, and burning sensations. In advanced cases, rosacea can cause facial disfigurement and disabling burning sensations.The causes are unknown but a genetic predisposition (sensitive skin type) to reddening triggers is often at the route of development. Exposure to Ultra-Violet Light (UV), on sun sensitive skin types, is probably the number 1 stimulator of the condition, and it is often the case that sufferers have had a lifestyle where exposure has been higher than average, such as having outdoor jobs or hobbies such as gardening. Remember clouds do not protect us from UV damage.

There are others triggers also and the skin becomes increasingly sensitive to a whole range of triggers which can be physical (e.g. excessive rubbing), chemical, environmental (e.g. wind and sun), metabolic (e.g. hormones) and diet (e.g. spicy foods, alcohol). It tends to worsen in middle age as hormonal control of the flushing response starts to reduce with age then these reddening triggers can lead to longer even permanent responses and structural damage. Rosacea can be a progressive disorder with four sub-types, each with varying levels of severity.

Rosacea is triggered by a number of factors.

  • Genetic Factors
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Environmental and Physiological Triggers

The number one constant trigger factor to susceptible skin is regular exposure to UV radiation. Other triggers can also add to the sensitization process whether it is mites, temperature changes, food, drink or traumatic situations. All of these lead to a hyper-stimulation of the reddening response. In fact, anything that triggers increased blood flow to the facial tissue can be a trigger factor.

RosaceaReddening skin, including rosacea, is not just due to excessive dilation of blood vessels, it is also related to a hyper-sensitisation of chemical processes in the skin causing premature over and under release of cellular level chemicals which cause erythema. Your hormonal system naturally underpins the ability to restrain these chemical processes but genetically (Celtic skin types typically) some are more easily triggered naturally and in others, their control reduces particularly later in life. Over exposure to triggers can also add to this, and it is quite common for the sufferer to have had an ‘out door’ life or been exposed regularly to other triggers such a temperature changes. Hormonal factors are very often part of the process. This is probably why rosacea tends to become a problem in middle age, but it may well have building up for many years previously.

There are suggestions that decreasing ozone levels in the atmosphere will increase UV exposure levels thereby leading to an increase in the incidence of rosacea.

The people of the typically cloud-covered countries of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland have the highest level of rosacea in the world. This is due to a large number of them possessing genetically sun-sensitive skins and the fact that they seem to harbour a misconception that cloud cover will protect them against UV.

In addition, migration patterns over the last two centuries from Northern Europe to climates with higher UV levels such as the United States, has meant that areas of the American mid west and city areas like Minnesota have a particularly high incidence of rosacea, with maybe 20 million Americans suffering from the condition.So in summary and not exclusively;

Genetic & Family History + Hormonal Control Status + Trigger Exposure = Rosacea

So what underpins all this? Visit the Science Section to see technical data taken from research and clinical trials and evaluations which show the process of rosacea development in greater detail. This is really for those who want to go deeper, for others who would rather just read about SkinMed's recommendations for controlling reddening should continue below.


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Rosacure® was developed over a number of years and the formula has been trialled, tested, improved and trialled and tested again. The latest formulas offer significant results to many with reddening skin conditions ranging from rosacea to flushing to excessive blushing. The causes of all are different but the chemical reddening response in the face vessels and tissue is similar, which is why Rosacure® offers relief in a wide range of reddening issues. These issues include reducing the reddening response some people have when they visit skin clinics for thread veins, or facial rejuvenation techniques whereby they have chemical or physical peels, or laser and light treatments or injections which can all stimulate reddening and swelling.

Rosacure® is used as a preventative measure pre clinical treatment to increase resistance to erythema.

For those suffering for reddening skin conditions however when Rosacure® is used twice daily it can reduce redness in 10 to 14 days with further improvements with continued use. For some it takes longer and one should use for several months to get best results and to build up a level of tolerance.

Once control is achieved it is likely you will need to continue to use Rosacure® at a maintenance dosage level going forward and it should become part of your skin care routine. Rosacure® effectively increases the skin's resistance by reducing the sensitivity to 'triggers'. Thread veins have also been shown to also diminish over time.

Preparation is important for absorption of the active ingredients, so Rosacure® gently cleans the skin, removing make-up and skin debris, then normalizes and softens the skin while also calming and soothing reddened areas. The system deeply and intensely nourishes the skin while boosting hydration to encourage active uptake of key ingredients and, last but not least, provides environmental protection factors.

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