Did you read that wrong? Shouldn’t it be “Red Hot”? If you have Rosacea, you’ll know what this means. Sometimes your face just suddenly feels HOT. You look in a mirror and sure enough, your face is RED. This is the Hot Red of Rosacea.
Rosacea can be genetic. It’s often called The Curse of the Celts. Irish, Scottish, English and Welsh people have a good chance of being prone to it.
Rosacea can be aggravated by triggers: Stress, sun, wind, heat, cold, caffeine, some alcoholic beverages, and some spicy foods. Everyone’s Rosacea triggers are in combinations that are unique to them.
Sometimes Rosacea masquerades as acne because it has little pustules. Sometimes it has broken blood vessels in it. We call this Couperose. Sometimes Lupus presents as a Rosacea-like butterfly – the wings are on the cheeks and the skinny body runs up the nose to the center of the eyebrows.
No matter what kind of Rosacea you have, you need to be very gentle with it.
Studies have proven a connection between Rosacea and an imbalance of intestinal flora. Taking a probiotic supplement will very likely help you reduce the appearance and discomfort of Rosacea. Although probiotic supplements have proven to be beneficial in many ways for many people, consult your doctor or dietitian before incorporating them into your health regimen.
Use skincare for very sensitive skin. Preferably, skincare products that are full of natural ingredients. Rosacea skin can be very sensitive and often reacts poorly to harsh ingredients that other skin types may not not react to.
Do not rub or scrub Rosacea. Remember: Though it would be amazing if it were possible, we can’t rub redness away. We can’t rub broken blood vessels away.
Sleep on a pure silk pillowcase. Nothing gives this tender skin more love and relief during bedtime hours. :-)
This brings us to stress. Guard your sleep with your life. A good quality sleep in good quantities reduces your stress. Less stress, less Hot and Red.