Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that leaves patients with redness on the face, often accompanied by swelling, dryness, raised pimple-like blemishes, a burning sensation and more. While it may not seem like a serious condition, rosacea can have a significant impact on one’s appearance and subsequently, their self-esteem. Fortunately, there are some ways to help manage living well with Rosacea.
Tips for Living Well with Rosacea
- Understand and avoid your triggers. While rosacea has no known cause, there are a number of lifestyle and environmental factors that can trigger flare-ups. However, triggers aren’t universal — what causes symptoms for you may not affect someone else with this condition. By identifying and managing your personal rosacea triggers, you can keep flare-ups at bay. While they vary from person to person, triggers often include sun exposure, stress, heat, wind, exercise, alcohol consumption, cold weather, spicy food and more.
- Take care of your skin. The right skin care routine can play a big role in managing rosacea symptoms. Choose products that are gentle and will minimize skin irritation, and make sure to avoid anything that contains common rosacea triggers like alcohol or fragrance. Look for products that are designed for patients with rosacea or sensitive skin and if possible, test it out before you buy it. Using too many skin care products can irritate the skin, so it may be beneficial to select just a few items that perform a number of different functions.
- Learn about the treatment options. Though there is no cure for rosacea, there are treatment options designed to ease the symptoms. These include topical medications, oral antibiotics, prescription skin cleansers, photodynamic therapy, various laser procedures, glycolic peels and more. Your dermatologist will be able to design a treatment plan based on your unique, individual needs.
To Learn More about Managing Rosacea Symptoms, Contact Dr. Balle Today.
To learn more about rosacea or any conditions we treat, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our offices are located in Grosse Pointe, and we can be reached at 313-886-2600. We look forward to hearing from you.