Rosacea Cause and Cure Summary
Effective treatment along with changes in lifestyle can help to control and manage the discomfort of rosacea and bring rosacea into total remission. Just as there is no cure for the common cold, there is no cure for rosacea, which will appear again as the body is stressed and worn with time. Remember, we were not born with rosacea nor did we have rosacea as either a child or as a teenager. Most of us developed rosacea through the years as our body became worn and stressed from malnutrition with the rosacea triggers.
Stress, dehydration, lack of adequate rest or relaxation, as well as environmental conditions and the foods we eat can all add to and aggravate rosacea.
The goal of rosacea treatment or for any condition is to "First, do no harm"; therefore we recommend the following products which we have found to meet these criteria as effective treatments for rosacea.
For the cleansing of the skin, we have found that Dove regular cleansing bar or Neutrogena for dry skin are excellent choices in cleansers that most thoroughly clean to remove dirt, oil, and any topical products that may have been applied to the skin without causing further irritation to the skin. Anything left for too long on the skin can clog the pores causing acne, pimples, etc... Be careful to choose the correct bar as some of the bars and the liquid cleanser may contain either harsh ingredients or alcohol which can further irritate the skin and increase redness. Even if the skin is oily, this is still the best choice as it will be the most effective in removing the excess oil from the skin. Both cleansing bars are available most pharmacy or drug stores.
For treatment of pimples or papules, an oral antibiotic can be effective for a limited time, however keep in mind, that bacteria become resistant to the antibiotic within 3 weeks to 6 weeks, and loose effectiveness. Antibiotics will not treat redness and may actually increase the redness if exposed to the sun. While taking antibiotics, remember to keep the body well-hydrated by drinking a minimum of 10 - 12 glasses of water each day. For an oral antibiotic you will need to contact your personal physician or medical practitioner. In situations where a short term topical antibiotic is advised, Noritate has been found to be the least potentially irritating option. Available by prescription worldwide, it's best not to use for more than two to four months.
In the treatment of rosacea to goal is to create or gain a reduction in redness not simply achieve a one-time temporary fix. The desire to control the cause of your rosacea requires an effort to produce results. There is no miracle solution to be slathered on or zapped with a laser to enact a cure. The improvement in your skin is a direct result of the effort you put into it. It's not the quantity of products and treatments but the quality of the rosacea treatment. In most cases, it took many years of abuse and neglect for your skin to become so damaged, the total cure will always be tempered by the residual damage to the skin. The more effort you put into to changing and managing the key components that trigger your rosacea, the better and more lasting the results will be. It's a complex process of hydration of the skin, treatment and management of the triggers to equal results in skin improvement. Rosacea-Ltd offers its users the ability to utilize all the components of rosacea control. The questions asked on the order form allow them to identify and suggest recommendations to allow the rosacea sufferer to control and manage their rosacea effectively.
Rosacea and dry skin commonly exist together. It may be that the treatments used to address the symptoms of rosacea caused the dry skin condition or dry skin may have contributed to your rosacea and possibly caused it to worsen.
Many skin treatments are too drying causing the skin to develop small surface fissures of cracks which allow moisture to escape from beneath the surface of the skin causing skin redness, itchy and irritation. In its early stages, a lot of people mistake their rosacea symptoms for acne and thus reach for their standard over the counter acne medication. Acne medications work by drying the skin to reduce oil and hindering the growth of bacteria which is a component of acne.
Rosacea is considered more of an immune system condition rather than a bacterial condition. The proper treatment for rosacea needs to address the cause and symptoms of rosacea and a drier skin; redder skin surface is among those symptoms.
There are two ways to relieve skin dryness - replace moisture loss internally and replace moisture loss externally. The skin is the body's largest single organ and controls the function of acting as a protective barrier for all other organs. Increasing your water intake will replace moisture loss to the entire body as well as to the skin.
Applying soothing oil to the skin will add in replacing moisture loss at the skin's surface. Avoid anti-aging and anti-wrinkle creams as these will actually cause more skin dryness. The way this happens is that they exfoliate the skin and when you remove the outer-most layer of the skin before it was ready to shed, you expose younger more sensitive skin that hasn't matured to the degree that it can retain moisture and act as a complete protective barrier. This makes the skin much more sensitive to damage and dryness.