What Are The Causes And Risk Factors Of Rosacea?

Until now, nobody knows the cause of rosacea. It however, common in people who flush easily.

There are commonly known factors that can trigger an inflammation. These are:

  1. Emotional factors (stress, fear, anxiety, embarrassment, etc.) may trigger blushing and aggravate rosacea
  2. Changes in weather (strong winds or a change in the humidity)
  3. Sun exposure and sun-damaged skin is generally associated with rosacea.
  4. Physical activity such as exercise, alcohol consumption, and spicy food are other well-known triggers that may aggravate rosacea.

Rosacea risk factors include fair skin, English, Irish or Scottish heredity, easy blushing, and having other family members with rosacea (called “positive family history”). Additional risk factors include female gender, menopause, and being 30-50 years of age.

Women with rosacea are faced not only with battling this skin condition but with the struggle to find the best makeup to cover redness. As a reminder, always read the makeup ingredients label. Opt for makeup that is fragrance free, non-comedogenic and should not contains alcohol and certain oils (menthol, peppermint, witch hazel, clove oil, eucalyptus oil), glycol acid and salicylic acid.

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