Rosacea, also known as couperose, is a chronic condition caused by skin sensitivity. Symptoms include redness and small pimples (papules) on the nose, cheek, forehead and chin. Flare-ups occur in cycles; they are not only unsightly and embarrassing but also frequently accompanied by itching and burning sensations. Over time, broken capillaries and blood vessels, called telangiectasias, loose their elasticity and the redness becomes permanent.
Rosacea often affects people aged 30 to 60 years old. Although women struggle with rosacea more often than men, men are more susceptible to developing rhinophyma, an advanced stage of rosacea that is often characterized by a nose that is red, swollen and bumpy. Between 3% and 10% of people are afflicted by varying degrees of rosacea—which is approximately two million Canadians.
People with light skin and eyes—and who have a tendency to become red very easily—are more likely to develop rosacea. However, the causes of rosacea still remain unknown. Research suggests the following:
People with fragile should regularly moisturize their skin and protect it from harsh conditions with a special cream. Certain factors, which can aggravate rosacea flare-ups should be avoided:
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