Sensitive Skin and Rosacea
The majority of us may suffer some sensitivity of the skin in our lifetime, may it be very mild or with more severe reactive symptoms.
Sensitive or reactive skin is a sign that the skins natural barrier function has become compromised.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A SENSITIVE SKIN?
The skin will appear red and often uncomfortable depending on its severity. It may feel tight and dry especially in the colder months. There may also be signs of dilated blood vessels or thread veins.
WHAT CAN CAUSE SENSITIVITY?
There are many reasons why skin becomes sensitive or irritated, the most obvious one is poor skin care use, using incorrect products for your skin type and condition will upset the barrier function of the skin.
Other factors includes - prolonged exposure to harsh weather conditions, hot and spicy foods, alcohol and exposure to hot and cold temperatures. Stress and exposure to allergenic substances may bring on this condition.
WHAT IS ROSACEA?
Rosacea usually affects people over the age of thirty. The skin takes on a reddened flushed appearance that radiates from the centre of the face and out towards the cheeks like a butterfly. Acne could also accompany this condition. The causes are not known but the individual could have a genetic disposition. Certain factors that can cause sensitivity like above could also trigger this condition.
This condition can also appear mild to severe.