What exactly is rosacea?
Rosacea is a common, chronic skin condition that affects the face. ‘Standard’ acne involves inflammation of the sebaceous glands. In the case of rosacea, it is the blood vessels that are inflamed. This skin condition often goes hand in hand with reddened skin and inflammation. The skin feels stingy and can flake.
Rosacea appears on the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. It tends to occur at around the age of 30, but can also affect younger people. In general, rosacea affects more women than men. Causes of rosacea vary from person to person. It can be genetic, or be down to nutrition, unsuitable cosmetics, UV light, stress, medication or alcohol.