Rosacea (pronounced "roh-ZAY-sha") is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterised by flare-ups and remissions. It typically begins in men any time after the age 21-30 as redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead. It can also appear on the chest, scalp or ears.
Although rosacea can affect all origins of the population, individuals with fair skin who tend to flush or blush easily are believed to be at greatest risk. The disease is more frequently diagnosed in women, BUT more severe symptoms tend to be seen in men - perhaps because they often delay seeking medical help until the disorder reaches advanced stages.
While there is no cure for rosacea and the cause is unknown, medical therapy is available to control or reverse its signs and symptoms. Individuals who suspect they may have rosacea are urged to see a dermatologist or other knowledgeable physician for diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Celebrity names who suffer from rosacea include Prince Harry, Olympic gold medalist Mathew Pinsent and Premier League football star Fernando Torres.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ROSACEA?
Flushing: Many people with rosacea have a history of frequent blushing or flushing. This facial redness may come and go, and is often the earliest sign of the disorder.
Persistent Redness: Persistent facial redness is the most common individual sign of rosacea, and may resemble a blush or sunburn that does not go away.
Bumps and Pimples: Small red solid bumps or pus-filled pimples often develop. While these may resemble acne, blackheads are absent and burning or stinging may occur.
Other Potential Signs and Symptoms include eye irritation, burning or stinging on the face, dry appearance on the face, red patches on the skin, and swelling on the face.
Various oral and topical medications may be prescribed to treat the skin redness often associated with the disorder. Dermatologists often prescribe initial treatment with oral and topical therapy to bring the condition under immediate control, followed by long-term use of the topical therapy alone to maintain remission.
When appropriate, treatments with lasers, intense pulsed light sources or other medical and surgical devices may be used to remove visible blood vessels or reduce extensive redness.
Patients should check with their physicians to ensure their skin-care routine is compatible with their rosacea. A gentle skin-care routine can also help control rosacea.
Cosmetics may be used to conceal the effects of rosacea, but this is not favourable among many men, as they feel uncomfortable with the idea of wearing types of makeup.
WHAT ROS OIL AND IS IT FOR ME?
Rosacea Oil (ros OIL) is made from 100% natural ingredients that help combat against rosacea and minimise the redness and blotchiness in the facial skin. See the difference when you use Rosacea Oil in a matter of days and enjoy a more evenly toned facial complexion - boost your confidence and feel good about the way you look.
If you are a sufferer of rosacea then ROS Oil is probably the right solution for you. Though it can also be used by women, it is exclusively sold at Your Next Remedy within the men's line of skin care products. The beautiful thing about this product is that it is very affordable in price at just £15 (RRP £19.99), compared to many other rosacea treatment oils and serums on the market which price in the range of £30-£60.