How to Treat Rosacea
Although frustrating to most rosacea sufferers, there isn’t any definitive cure for rosacea, but if you follow the above information on stressors to avoid, you can help to control it from getting from bad to worse.
Rosacea requires proper skin care regimen. Reliable treatment of the skin will help you improve symptoms and provide you with a better quality of life, even with rosacea. Physicians will usually treat rosacea by combining topical creams and medications such as tetracycline and minocycline. Topical creams are somewhat helpful with preventing flare ups. The side effects of long-term medication use may have effects on certain organs such as the liver and kidneys, so it is best to try to control the symptoms by avoiding the stressors which may cause rosacea as your first line of defense in treating this bothersome skin condition.
Some rosacea patients have reported improvement after undergoing intense pulse light treatments which helped them reduce facial flushing. However, we must caution you, unless a physician himself who specializes in IPL treatments, is the one who actually performs the treatment on you, you may want to reconsider.
When choosing skin care products, look for natural ingredients such as green tea, licorice and chamomile. The properties in these ingredients help to reduce inflammation. Use hypoallergenic mineral makeup to camouflage the red spots caused by rosacea.
IF YOU SUFFER FROM ROSACEA, YOU MUST, MUST, MUST AVOID THE SUN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. You should not be directly exposed to the sun for more than 15 minutes at a time. A minimum SPF of 45 should be used.