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Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition that mainly 
affects people aged between 30 and 60, 
particularly those with fair skin and blue eyes, MiNDFOOD reports.

ROSACEA: THE CAUSES

The causes of rosacea are unknown, though the contributors to overreactive facial blood vessels and inflammation include genetic, environmental and vascular factors.

ROSACEA: THE CHARACTERISTICS

• Red papules and sometimes pustules on the nose, forehead, cheeks and chin.

• Frequent blushing or flushing.

• A red face because of persistent redness 
and/or prominent blood vessels.

• Dry and flaky facial skin.

• Aggravated skin from sun exposure 
or hot, spicy foods and drinks.

• Sensitive skin – burning and stinging.

• Red, sore or gritty eyelid margins.

• Enlarged unshapely nose with prominent pores and fibrous thickening.

ROSACEA: WE RECOMMEND

• Reduce lifestyle factors, such as excess sun exposure, that cause facial flushing.

• Avoid oil-based creams and make-up.

• Avoid applying topical steroids to rosacea.

• Use light, oil-free sunscreen.

• Minimise your intake of hot and spicy foods and alcohol.

• Keep your face cool and minimise your exposure to hot showers and baths.

We recommend using the 
AVEENO Active Naturals® Ultra-Calming range of facial cleansers and moisturisers that contain feverfew, which provides antioxidant activity and has been clinically proven to calm skin and reduce redness in as little as a week.

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