Rosacea is a common chronic skin disorder that affects people across the world. Rosacea is facial acne is characterized by red and pink patches on the skin, visible broken blood vessels, small red bumps and red cysts. The problem with rosacea is that people don't realize the seriousness of the condition. They mistake it for regular acne or sun burns and continue without any treatments.
Unlike ascending deterioration of the skin, Rosacea has periodic ups and downs. The effects of the disease is most prominent in the center of the face causing persistent redness and a blushing effect on the forehead, chin and lower half of the nose. This disease is more common in fair and light skinned people.
Causes of Rosacea
The exact cause of rosacea is still debatable. While some believe it is because of genetics, others believe that it is a result of excessive sun exposure. Yet there is also evidence that it can be caused by Demodex folliculoru, a mite found in hair follicles.
Rosacea can flare up because of a number of reasons:
Emotional factors like stress, fear and anxiety, etc.
Environmental conditions like changes in humidity, strong winds, etc.
Sun damage like sun burns, etc.
Excessive physical stress
Excessive alcohol consumption
Intake of spicy food
Fluctuations in blood pressure
Symptoms of Rosacea
The symptoms of acne are not constant. They tend to come and go. Your skin may be totally clear for weeks and months at a stretch, and then suddenly the redness may reappear. Rosacea evolves in various stages and causes inflammations all over the face. The first time rosacea develops, it may appear than suddenly disappear before reappearing again. However, the skin may not regain its original color and skin tone. Some of the most common symptoms of Rosacea are:
Redness of cheeks, nose, chin and/or forehead.
Small visible blood vessels on the face.
Small red bumps and pimples on the face.
Watery eyes that are easily irritated.
Treatment of Rosacea
As of now, there is no permanent or complete solution for Roascea. However, though it cannot be cured completely, it can be controlled with efficient skin care products and treatments.
Depending on the severity and extent of the symptoms, there are several treatment choices for Rosacea such as antibacterial washes, topical creams, antibiotic pills, lasers, pulsed-light therapies, photodynamic therapy, and isotretinoin. Mild cases of Rosacea can generally be controlled by at home antibacterial washes and topical skin care products, while severe cases may require a combination of skin care products and complex treatments.
Obagi Rosaclear System
Obagi Medical Products has recently launched its line of specialized skin treatment solutions. The Obagi Rosaclear System is a special all-in-one treatment system for Rosacea. It is perhaps the first system that specifically addresses Rosacea concerns and helps to heal the same. All the products in the system are formulated to minimize the visible skin redness and reduce the irritations. Since they are non-comedogenic, they do not clog the skin pores and produce exceptionally well results.
Obagi Rosaclear System contains 3 amazing products
Gentle Cleanser – It is a mild cleanser that cleans the skin effectively and remove all traces of impurities like dirt, debris, pollutants,.dead skin cells, make-up residues and excess oil particles. It contains Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice that cleanses the skin without causing excessive dryness and leaves it silky soft.
Metronidazole Topical Gel USP, 0.75% – It is a highly concentrated gel treats inflammatory acne-like pimples that is a common occurrence with Rosacea. It reduces the size of papules and putsules on the skin surface.
Hydrating Complexion Corrector – It is an amazing lotion that contains calming agents like aloe vera and lavender to protect and moisturize the skin along with special minerals that minimize redness of the skin. It also stimulates the healing process of the skin.
The Obagi Rosaclear System is an all-in-one treatment that offers a plethora of benefits Rosacea. The system:
Reduces skin redness and flushing as well as heals inflammatory papules and pustules.
Diminishes the appearance of blotchiness
Makes the skin appear clearer, calmer and evens out the complexion
Provides gentle care to inflamed skin
Provides immense skin benefits with regular use.
Dr. Marilynn Syrett is a graduate from Western University of Health Sciences. She has authored several articles about antiaging skin care products including many from iS Clinical and Obagi range of skin care products.