Acne, the most common skin problem, occurs when the sebaceous glands are clogged with bacteria and oil. Clogged pores subsequently develop into blackheads, acne pimples, or whiteheads. It can also develop into Rosacea – another common type of chronic skin problem. This occurs due to the dilation of blood vessels in the middle of the face causing the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin to appear flushed. It is a condition in which both Rosacea and acne occur in tandem. The flushed face areas also develop acne pimples. Below are some treatment options for Acne Rosacea.
While acne usually affects teens and young adults, Rosacea normally affects adults between ages 30 years to 60 years. Acne pimples are usually present, whereas blackheads and whiteheads rarely appear in this skin condition. Those who blush easily, sun damaged, or fair-skinned, are more prone to Acne Rosacea. Caucasian women are more affected than any other group. This skin condition will worsen if left untreated – skin becomes redder as blood vessels expand and break. Each time when the skin flushes, the problem progresses until the skin swells and thickens which can become permanent.
Treatment for Acne Rosacea
The best natural remedy for Acne Rosacea is to prevent all the “triggers” that causes flushing, including everything from spicy foods, hot beverages, alcohol, emotional states, weather conditions, and skin creams and soaps that cause irritation. Each individual is different. Controlling these triggers controls the condition without medical help. It is vital to prevent all foods that cause redness to the skin.
Rosacea can stay for years. For more serious cases where the condition cannot be naturally controlled, surgery (electrocautery) may be necessary to correct the broken blood vessels, also known as telangiectasias. It involves using an electric needle to burn the broken blood vessels. If Rosacea is left untreated, the skin will develop into rhinophyma – the nose and cheeks become swollen and lumpy. Excess skin may need to be shaved off to smooth the face overall appearance. Other treatments for Acne Rosacea include low doses of the acne drug Accutane, oral antibiotics such as Erythromycin and Tetracycline, and topical gels such as sulfa and Cleocin-T lotion.
It is important for women with menopause to take medication to take control of hot flashes. Hot flashes cause Rosacea. An olive-based or yellow-based makeup can be used to camouflage the skin redness. Consult a dermatologist for Acne Rosacea control.