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Easy Ways To Care For Rosacea (Red Patches on Face)

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Pico Laser for Rosacea

Medically reviewed by Dr. Chin Kok Ping.

Rosacea is a rather common skin condition described as redness and flushing on the face but you’ll be surprised how strayed it is from the awareness it deserves. In Singapore alone, many suffer from the condition and they might not even know it. The skin condition is closely tied to triggers like sun exposure, stress and food choices, which predominantly exposes most residents in Singapore to a higher risk of Rosacea. Fortunately, Rosacea is treatable.

In this article, we will explore some of the important things to know about Rosacea and how to manage your skin especially if you’re staying in Singapore. We will explore the triggers, self-care tips and some of the steps to manage the skin condition effectively.

What are the Causes and Symptoms of Rosacea?

Understanding the root causes can be baffling as researchers suggest the exact causes of Rosacea are unclear. There are several possible factors suggested including abnormalities in blood vessels of the face or microscopic mites found on the face.

It is also believed the disorder can affect anyone but Rosacea is more common in women and those with lighter skin tones may be more prone to it. The condition typically begins affecting individuals after 30 with initial symptoms of redness emerging on the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead, which could come and go. In some patients, the symptoms of blood redness may affect even their eyes.

Common symtoms of Rosacea

  • Face red flushing
  • Red patches on cheeks, chin and forehead
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Eye irritation
  • Face swelling
  • Skin dryness

What Triggers Rosacea?

Understanding the triggers can help effectively manage the flare-ups. Rosacea is more common in women than men but men tend to have more severe episodes. In research done by the National Rosacea Society (NRS), 90% of patients reported lowered self-confidence and self-esteem and 41% reported less social engagements due to Rosacea.

Unfortunately, these triggers are more prevalent in Singapore. If you suspect you suffer from the condition, we strongly urge that you be wary of these triggers.

Common triggers of Rosacea

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Frequent sun exposure
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Spicy foods
  • Hot drinks

Possible contributing factors to Rosacea

  • Inherited genetics
  • Overactive immune system
  • Skin mites (Demodex)

How is Rosacea Treated?

Treatment for this condition may be slightly more complicated as it differs from individual to individual. There are several self-care tips which you could incorporate into your daily routine to improve the condition and hopefully diminish the chances of a flareup. 

Lifestyle Changes

Managing your lifestyle is one of the most crucial tips for long-term betterment. The triggers may differ from individual to individual so be observant of your individual triggers to keep your skin condition at bay. You may consider keeping a diary or record of daily activities for cross-checking whenever your conditions relapse and pinpoint activities to avoid.

Be picky in your food diet for Rosacea. Increase your intake of foods rich in antioxidants such as fruits and veggies and try to avoid frequent consumption of spicy food, caffeine and alcohol. Remember to also always stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water every day. 

Establishing A Daily SkinCare Routine

Face Hygiene and Hydration are essential for managing Rosacea. You may start your day with a thorough cleansing of your face with a gentle skincare product and follow up with a soothing moisturiser to maintain skin hydration. Opt for natural ingredients such as green tea and aloe vera but avoid strong cleansers which may irritate your skin.

Additionally, managing Rosacea requires you to protect your skin from sun damage. Invest in a good skincare product with a sunscreen function of at least SPF 40 and above before heading out into the open.

Home Remedies to Manage Rosacea

There are ways you can mitigate symptoms of Rosacea at home. You may consider applying a cold compress to your face for 10-15 minutes to relieve the symptoms. Other home remedies for Rosacea include applying natural moisturising ingredients directly onto your face such as Aloe Vera cuts, green tea, raw honey and tea tree essential oil.

If Rosacea Persists, Go For Pico Laser Treatment

Research suggests that 70% of Rosacea cases seek medical treatment to effectively improve their conditions. Pico Lasers are effective, especially in treating severe Rosacea cases. The treatment is non-invasive and can result in long-term improvements towards the appearance of the skin. 

Our Pico Laser treatments in Singapore are done by certified medical doctors and though the treatment requirements differ for everyone, our doctors are more than qualified to create a personalised treatment plan for you. 

Pico Laser treatment for Rosacea

The Outlook For Rosacea

Many individuals staying in Singapore may not be aware that they are suffering from Rosacea. If you observe symptoms of face patches and face swelling in your social circle, you may provide them with a gentle note to be more wary.

If you’re suffering from Rosacea, adhere to better lifestyle management and skincare routine to greatly lessen the chance of a flareup. For more effective results, try the Pico Laser treatment and our doctors may devise a personalised treatment plan for you.

Remember, Rosacea is treatable.

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