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You needn’t live with red skin. Here’s how.
Skin Institute
June 9, 2015

Rosacea is the medical name for symptoms of red, flushed, lumpy skin typically occurring on the cheeks, nose and forehead. Rosacea is most common in fair skinned women, 30-60 years old, and is common around the time of menopause.  Men do get it too though, and often it’s more severe for them.

What are the symptoms?

▪       Frequent blushing or flushing

▪       A red face due to persistent redness and/or prominent blood vessels

▪       Pimples that may be hard (papules) or pus filled (pustules)

▪       Red, sore or gritty eyelids

▪       Dry and flaky facial skin

▪       Burning and stinging of the skin

▪       Aggravation by sun exposure and hot drinks, spicy foods and excess alcohol

▪       Sensitivity to makeup and sunscreens


Rosacea tends to get worse if not treated. Early diagnosis and treatment is effective in preventing progression.

So what can you do about it?

Medication such as antibiotics is often recommended but IPL is a lesser-known, very effective treatment. Read more on IPL in our blog article IPL: The Star Performer’

The great thing about Skin Institute is we have Appearance Medicine Nurses and Dermatologists (specialist skin GPs), so we are able to look at your skin and give you advice on the best treatment path for you.

Book now for a free cosmetic consultation with an Appearance Medicine Nurse. If a more medical path is advised, you’ll be referred to one of our Dermatologists. Either way, you’re in safe hands and we’ll work with you to achieve the skin you want.

Plus, there are things you can do TODAY to start easing the symptoms:

  • Protect yourself from the sun. Use light oil-free facial sunscreens. We recommend Cherry Black.
  • Avoid oil-based facial creams. Use water-based make-up.
  • Consider adding a specialty serum to your skincare regime, like Aspect Dr’s Redless Serum
  • Avoid hot or spicy foods and alcohol
  • Keep your face cool; avoid really hot showers and baths

Want a ‘deep dive’ to learn even more about rosacea?

Here’s a video that explains the condition in more detail. Our multi-disciplinary team at Skin Institute can offer all the help this video mentions, in terms of treatment plans to help bring your skin back to it’s beautiful natural skin tone.

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