Rosacea is a very common skin condition, resulting in redness on the face. It can also present as small pus-filled bumps. The condition tends to flare up for periods of time, before clearing up. It is easy to mistake Rosacea for other common skin conditions such as acne.

While there is no cure for the condition, there are treatments available to manage it.

What causes Rosacea?

The exact cause of Rosacea isn’t known, though a few factors are thought to contribute to the condition. It tends to be hereditary, and sun damage and bacteria could also be to blame.

Some risk factors that could increase your chances of experiencing the condition include being aged between 30 and 50, as well as having light skin, blonde hair and blue eyes. Smoking can also contribute, and it tends to affect more women than men.

Will my Rosacea get worse with age?

Rosacea isn’t predictable in everyone, but it can worsen with age. This is especially true if the condition isn’t treated. According to some small studies, some sufferers of the condition note that it worsens from mild to moderate, within a year. This makes seeking treatment early important in the management of the condition.



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