1. Rosacea is not just a condition affecting those of Eastern European decent. It was once believed that rosacea only occurred in people with lighter skin tones. And while the majority of diagnosed rosacea sufferers may still fit this category, there are a rising number of people of Asian, Middle Eastern and African decent being diagnosed with symptoms of rosacea. The reason for this may be related to the spread of western diet to other countries and as countries become more industrialized there is an increased in stress related conditions and pollution all of which contribute to rosacea symptoms.
  2. Rosacea partially results from a triggered immune system response. Our immune system triggers antibodies which rush through the blood stream to the skin’s surface to secure and protect the internal organs from any perceived attack on the body. Anything that comes in contact with our skin’s surface has the potential to cause a triggered response of skin redness, inflammation, swelling, irritation and itching.
  3. Rosacea can affect more than the face. The most common area of rosacea occurrence does not involve the skin at all but rather affects the eyes. Researchers have found that up to 50 to 60% of people reporting rosacea symptoms also experience ocular disturbances related to their rosacea. These symptoms may include eye redness, swelling and irritation. The eyes may feel very dry and itchy or in some cases may be very watery and sting. This is not caused by rosacea spreading to the eyes but rather the same influences that trigger or aggravate the facial symptoms of rosacea can also have a detrimental impact on the eyes.
  4. Rosacea does not have to be a progressive condition. Today we have the knowledge and technology to control, manage and improve the skin to if not cure than at least reverse much of the damage caused to the skin by rosacea symptoms. The one thing you can do to enact the biggest improvement in symptoms is to adjust the pH balance in the body. Rosacea thrives in an acidic environment; alkalize the skin and body and rosacea symptoms and response triggers diminish.
  5. Hydration is essential to rosacea control. Dehydration plays a major part in the symptoms and severity of rosacea. Too little water in the body results in dry skin which small cracks and fissures on the skin’s surface allowing germs and bacteria to enter the body. This results in swelling and inflammation of the skin, redness of the skin, pimples and papules.

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