With the name rosacea, or more specifically with the medical name of acne rosacea, we are faced with a chronic skin disease considered benign, but nevertheless, requires an adequate medical treatment that helps treat the symptoms of the appropriate form.
It basically consists of the inflammation of some parts of the face (especially the cheeks, nose, forehead, and eyelids), which occurs with redness and with the appearance of small blood vessels in the way that are displayed as small spiders of pink color known medically with the name of telangiectasia.
It is much more frequent in adult women, and in fact, when it appears it is extremely common for the different capillaries that irrigate the skin of the blood face to be dilated almost permanently.
Generally, it gives rise to papules and pustules, as well as to produce a hypertrophy of the sebaceous glands. This is why it is also known as “acne rosacea”, because sometimes it tends to appear very similar or similar to the typical symptoms and typical of acne, but not actually.
Why rosacea appears
Did you know that the reasons why rosacea appears are still not clear? Moreover, as many dermatologists say, even today the etiology of this chronic disease is unknown, but there are different hypotheses ranging from exposure to a bacterial infection. Here are the main causes:
- It has a tendency to inherit.
- Infections: bacterial, staphylococcus aureus and micrococci.
- Gastrointestinal diseases: atrophy of the jejunal mucosa and gastric alkaline secretion and achlorhydria.
- Problems and abnormalities of the sebaceous glands, such as hypertrophy and involvement of Meibomian glands.
- Psychosomatic affection or alteration.
- Climate exposure.
- Infestation by Demodex Folliculorum (mite of very small size that lives in the follicles and pores of the hair).
Tips for Prevention of Rosacea
Although rosacea cannot be avoided in a sense, especially when certain causes influence its appearance (such as the tendency to be inherited), there are some useful tips that can help prevent your most annoying and uncomfortable symptoms.
Beware of sun exposure
First, we must keep in mind that heat and sun exposure tend to worsen rosacea. Therefore, it is essential to take the sun before 11 hours and after 16 hours, since between these hours being exposed to the sun is much more dangerous to our skin and would aggravate the problem.
Likewise, it is essential to use a high index cream, which on the one hand protects the skin properly and on the other helps us to avoid the dangerous burns caused by exposure to the sun. It is appropriate to limit solar exposures.
Equally cautious with the cold
As we indicated on an earlier occasion, the weather tends to improve or worsen rosacea. And while exposure to the sun tends to get worse if you do not follow some basic tips, cold is also an enemy to keep in mind, especially when it is very cold.
In these cases, it is appropriate to use a warm garment that helps us to protect our face from the cold.
Caution with some foods and drinks
Did you know that certain foods and beverages tend to contribute to the dilation of blood vessels? In fact, they can influence the appearance of rosacea. This is the case of alcoholic beverages, warm or hot drinks, coffee and spices.
Other useful tips to keep in mind
In addition to the preventive advice we have indicated in the previous section, it is also useful to follow other guidelines that will be very useful. These are the ones that we commend you in the following lines:
- Always use warm water to wash the skin of the face, avoiding hot water.
- Avoid products to clean your face skin with acid or alcohol.
- It is inadvisable to use saunas and hot baths, especially if they are prolonged.