Rosacea usually starts with facial redness, flushing, visible blood vessels and small pimples or bumps. May be you flush or blush easily... or you might think that you have a mild sunburn or an acne outbreak that will resolve on its own. Other symptoms can include eye irritation, burning, dryness, swelling and skin thickening. There are 4 sub-types, each with its own set of symptoms. While rosacea doesn't have a definitive cure, it can be managed with a multi-faceted approach. A combination of a gentle skin care regimen, lifestyle management, in-office treatments as well as medications can control redness and reduce other symptoms. Your treatment may include oral or topical antibiotics, the elimination of hot & spicy foods, alcohol and sun exposure. Visible blood vessels can be treated with laser therapy. Anti-inflammatory topical skin care can help. SPF with an ingredient like zinc oxide is a daily must.
If you think you may have rosacea, your first step should be a medical diagnosis. Without medical help, rosacea tends to worsen and can progress from one sub-type to another. Get help here.