Posted on September 17 2015
Millions of Americans are treated for the skin condition Rosacea which is a disease that can cause facial redness, bumps, pustules, visible blood vessels, and watery eyes. In many cases, Rosacea can have a significant effect on quality of life for those afflicted. Recent research indicates that Rosacea is half genetic and half environmental, so prevention may not be possible, but treatment absolutely helps improves outcomes. In a study of nearly 300 pairs of twins, researchers studied participant lifestyles, medical histories, and dermatological screenings. Throughout this process it was identified that genetics were 46% of the cause of Rosacea symptoms. The remainder of causes were identified as sun exposure, obesity, smoking, drinking, and heart disease. Even though one may be born with Rosacea, the effect of the condition can be limited by taking a variety of actions to prevent aggravating the condition. In particular, the most important technique for lessening the skin disease is living a clean lifestyle that emphasizes moderate eating, exercise, skin protection in the sun, and avoiding tobacco and alcohol. Additionally, there are a variety of skin cleansers and ointments that can help to keep skin free of redness, bumps, pustules, etc. Always contact a healthcare professional when modifying lifestyle or treatment options.