Acne Rosacea… What Misery is This?

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Jan 17, 2020

Over the years, I have been asked many times to help people, men and women suffering with the misery known as Acne Rosacea, a condition in which certain facial blood vessels enlarge, giving the cheeks and nose a flushed appearance. It is described as a chronic skin disease that causes persistent redness over the areas of the face and nose that normally blush: mainly the forehead, the chin, and the lower half of the nose. … Pimples that look like teenage acne can occur, but it is a very different beast compared to Acne Vulgaris which is teenage spotty acne you and i may well have experienced as teenagers.

Causes. Experts are not sure what causes rosacea. The following related factors are thought to contribute: Abnormalities in facial blood vessels: Skin specialists (dermatologists) suggest that abnormalities in the blood vessels of the face cause the flushing, persistent redness, and visible blood vessels.  It is also said that: These practices may help you reduce signs and symptoms or prevent flare-ups:

  1. Avoid triggers. Know what tends to cause flare-ups for you and avoid those triggers.
  2. Protect your face. Apply sunscreen daily…
  3. Treat your skin gently. Don’t rub or touch your face too much…
  4. Apply makeup

I disagree with a few things here but based on my evidence of treating this for over 20 years. I have seen dramatic results in a week and all signs of Acne rosacea gone within less than 6 weeks.

Some time ago I read that Acne rosacea can be caused by bacteria around and in the nose that spreads out upon the face in the shape of “butterfly wings” and this can indeed spread to the chin and forehead in time.  I have only seen that written once but it does seem to make some sense and I have seen that if you follow the protocol for treating Acne Rosacea, and treat the skin as though there is an infection in/on the skin… it does improve. I don’t mean using GP-prescribed antibiotics either.

i agree that eating curry and drinking excessively may well cause the situation to get worse but following the protocol I offer, I have really seen very dramatic improvements, quickly!

Having worked in Harley Street with a consultant dermatologist between 1988-1990, I saw many creams and lotions handed out at great expense that did nothing, prolonging the misery of the person affected. Applying sunscreen to the face may assist in times of sunny weather but it depends WHAT make of sunscreen you use. If it is petroleum-based, you could be making your skin condition so much worse! Choose a natural sunscreen from a company like Neal’s Yard ( Lemongrass Moisturising Sun Lotion SPF 15,  30, or 50)  or put NATURAL SUNSCREEN into your search engine and see what comes up. Remember that Coconut oil has a natural SPF of 4-5 and contains antioxidants that help protect the skin from harmful radiation from the sun so this may be enough in the Autumn/winter time.

Makeup: Use mineral makeup if you have to use something. Barefaced beauty or other good quality ( don’t go for cheap) Mineral makeup companies and your skin will thank you. It will be able to breathe for a start if it is not smothered under petroleum-based liquid foundations and blushers!

So in the next blog I shall give you a complete step-by-step process of what to do to see your Acne Rosacea dramatically improve and we all hope totally fade away. I have seen it happen hundreds of times so I hope that this works for you too. I will also have some pictures to show you the results.


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