“How dangerous is rosacea for the skin?”

«Faced with rosacea and now I am struggling with numerous redness not only after a walk in subzero temperatures, but also in warm spring. Hide problems under a layer of foundation or contact a specialist? How much does rosacea harm the skin, and what can I advise here?”

Reader marieclaire.ru , 38

Specialist’s response:

It is important to note that rosacea is a cosmetic defect of the skin. Despite the fact that it does not pose a direct danger to health, it should not be underestimated. This aesthetic problem can be a sign of a more serious disease, for example, rosacea or hypertension. And also a consequence of an improper lifestyle — smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

Rosacea is often diagnosed in people with thin and little pigmented skin. It manifests itself in the form of “stars” or “cobwebs” from capillaries and indicates weakness and fragility of blood vessels. It appears in most cases around the nose, on the chin and cheeks.

Without timely treatment, rosacea can progress, provoking and aggravating the state of dehydration, hypersensitivity and peeling of the skin. Externally, the skin acquires a red hue, looks unhealthy, becomes prone to dryness and prematurely ages.

What should I do if the first symptoms of rosacea appear?

As a rule, the aesthetic problem manifests itself by single local manifestations of vessels. And in hot and dry climates, the skin begins to react with the appearance of irritations. Over time, the capillaries form a pronounced grid.

If you ignore the symptoms and do not consult a doctor in time, the condition of the face will worsen — the vascular network will become clearly visible and permanent. It is impossible to defeat rosacea independently with cosmetics. However, it is possible and necessary to choose the right cosmetics for daily use, taking into account the current condition of the skin.

It is also important to use sunscreens on a regular basis, especially in the summer. With rosacea, products with soothing components for hypersensitive skin are recommended, among them: rose water, essential oils, horse chestnut extract, vitamins A, C, E, K, R. Components such as panthenol, plant extracts, allantoin will help to relieve skin irritation.

How to deal with rosacea?

There are several ways to combat rosacea. Depending on the characteristics of your skin and the degree of its injury, a specialist will help you choose the most optimal option for you. Among the most effective methods are: removal of rosacea by laser, photo rejuvenation procedure and ozone therapy.

With rosacea, median peels and laser resurfacing of the skin are prohibited, as hematomas and deep skin lesions may appear. If rosacea has become one of your problems on the way to an ideal skin condition, you need to undergo comprehensive treatment with a doctor, find out the causes of the disease and follow all the necessary recommendations for your beauty and health.

Director of Medical Work of the LINLINE Clinic Network.

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