WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT... rosacea?
This inflammatory skin condition is common but, as consultant dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto explains: “Rosacea is often under-recognised, inappropriately treated or dismissed as a cosmetic concern rather than a recognised dermatological issue.”
Common features affecting facial skin include redness, flushing or blushing, sensitivity, spots that look similar to acne and thread veins.
“Coming up with a treatment plan involves a combination of lifestyle factors including skincare, medical creams and prescription tablets,” says Dr Mahto.
“Wear a broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen every day and you should use skincare that is fragrance-free and minimalistic.”
Green-tinted primers can be worn to camouflage or neutralise redness.
Some people find that alcohol or spicy foods can be problematic, so limit these. Speak to your GP if you think you have rosacea. If your rosacea is affecting your self-esteem, psychotherapy can help.