Characterized by persistent facial redness and bumps or pimples and often mistaken for acne or skin allergies, rosacea can be emotionally and physically painful to sufferers, particularly women.
According to a new survey by the National Rosacea Society (NRS), 58 percent of respondents with rosacea said that they would be willing to modify their lifestyle by giving up shopping or eating out at restaurants for six months or longer, if it were possible to get rid of their rosacea forever.
Why is rosacea so damaging to self-esteem and self-image? Rosacea has two types: papulopustular and vascular. People with papulopustular rosacea get noticeable red and pus-filled bumps that resemble acne scattered across the mid-face. Vascular rosacea is characterized by a permanent flushing and redness of the face. Any change in appearance that doesn't fit with the American ideal can make people feel embarrassed and bad about themselves -- and because rosacea occurs on the face, it is a condition that is hard to hide.
Identifying what type of rosacea is key. Both are treated very gently to help with hydration but when dealing with papulopustular, has to be treated to help the pustules. For more information about treatments and other options please see our website atwww.redlotusskincaresalon.com