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What Causes Rosacea?

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common disorder that mainly affects skin on the face. It causes redness on the nose, chin, cheeks, and forehead. Over time, the redness can become more intense, taking on a ruddy appearance. Blood vessels may become visible. In some cases, rosacea appears on the chest, back, or neck. It can affect the eyes, causing them to feel irritated and to appear bloodshot or watery. People with rosacea can also develop red solid bumps and pus-filled pimples. The disorder can cause the nose to take on a bulbous, swollen appearance called rhinophyma.

What types of Rosacea are there?

  • Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea: Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea is characterized by persistent redness on the face. Small blood vessels beneath the skin surface may become enlarged and visible; these symptoms often flare up and then disappear. 
  • Papulopustular Rosacea: Papulopustular rosacea is associated with “whitehead” pustules, which are pus-filled blemishes, and red, swollen bumps. These typically appear on the cheeks, chin, and forehead and are frequently misidentified as acne. Facial redness and flushing may appear, as well.  Blemishes may also appear on the scalp, neck, or chest.
  • Phymatous Rosacea: Phymatous rosacea causes skin to thicken and scar, making it bumpy, swollen, and sometimes discolored. This rare but treatable type most often affects the nose—resulting in what is sometimes called a bulbous nose, or rhinophyma—and appears more frequently in men than in women.
  • Ocular Rosacea: In ocular rosacea, symptoms affect the eyes, causing them to look watery or bloodshot. There may be an associated feeling of burning or irritation in your eyes. Ocular rosacea can cause persistently dry, sensitive eyes, and cysts may form on the eyelids.

Mainstream vs. Natural Healing

Most typical remedies for Rosacea are antibiotics, Retinoids, Brimoniden, and Azelaic acids.  These are treatments prescribed through medical professionals and RSC only encourages following doctors orders.  Over the counter topical treatments generally include a face wash and a creme. 

How RSC solves Rosacea

Our Rosacea products are rich in butters and emollient oils to sooth and cool redness and add a protective barrier.  Fatty acid oils such as Tamanu and Hempseed,  which research suggest they have anti-inflammatory properties, are added to reduce irritation and add extra protection for dryness. The RSC Rosacea line offers natural topical solutions for all these concerns. We'll still not understate the role that a clean and green diet can do to help all skin look more beautiful. 

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