Like other chronic skin conditions such as Eczema, Rosacea can vary in severity from person to person, and symptoms can change over time.
We have been hearing a lot lately how people can mistake mild to moderate Rosacea for what they think are pimples or the start of acne. The first thing to do if you suspect a skin condition is to see a doctor, preferably a Dermatologist. That way you can be properly assessed, and if need be, you can be started on a treatment plan that is right for you.
If you treat small bumps on your skin as pimples, and they are actually caused by a case of mild to moderate Rosacea, you can be short changing your skin of proper care.
If you have persistent redness, dry skin that burns or itches, or pimple like bumps that won't go away - you may want to see a Dermatologist to determine the cause.
If you do have Rosacea, or suspect you have mild to moderate Rosacea, some things you can do to help your skin are simple:
1. Use products that do not contain alcohol or harsh chemicals that can be drying for your skin.
2. Cleansers should be mild, and non-drying. You want to have a gentle cleanser that can clean your skin and can clean easily without the need to 'scrub' your skin.
3. Moisturize your skin with a moisturizer that helps restore moisture to your skin and use it every day.
4. If you are exposed to the Sun - use a good sunscreen with a good SPF. Protect your skin!
5. Don't forget your lips! Protection and moisturizing your lips is very important.
All in all - take care of your skin. Be gentle and if there are any changes that you are concerned about do not hesitate to contact your Dermatologist.
Products that people have found relief with: