This April is dedicated to Rosacea Awareness Month. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) designates April as Rosacea Awareness Month to educate the public on the impact of this chronic and widespread facial disorder that is estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.

The purpose of Rosacea Awareness Month is to spread awareness and education to the public on this disease so that more people who may have rosacea seek medical help before it gets worse. Also, so those whose lives are affected can find greater public acceptance and understanding.

Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that mainly affects the face. It’s more common in women and people with lighter skin, but symptoms can be worse in men.

The first signs of rosacea include

  • redness across your nose, cheeks, forehead and chin that comes and goes.
  • a burning or stinging feeling when using water or skincare products

It’s not known what causes rosacea, but some triggers can make symptoms worse. Common triggers for rosacea include:

Possible triggers

  • alcohol
  • aerobic exercise like running
  • spicy foods
  • caffeine
  • cheese
  • hot drinks

Although Rosacea cannot be cured, treatments from a GP can help control the symptoms as it is possible to make it worse if it’s not treated.

Possible treatments:

  • prescriptions for creams and gels you put on your skin
  • taking antibiotics for 6 to 16 weeks
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment – this may not be available on the NHS

There are also cosmetic products that can be used to help conceal Rosacea without agitating it. A popular cosmetic brand that can be used is Rosalique.

What is Rosalique?

Rosalique is a 3 in 1 anti-redness cream contains SPF 50 and has a triple action effect to protect against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays which aggravates red skin. It conceals instantly and gently treats the skin long-term from Rosacea and redness.

Rosalique is derived from natural ingredients, vegan friendly and its cruelty free. Its universal formula works with all skin tones to give a warm glow. It can be used as a stand-alone product, or as a base under makeup.

Before & After: Photos taken from a client who suffers with Rosacea before & after the application of Rosalique!

Remember to raise awareness for Rosacea this April!

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