Rosacea and Psoriasis

Rosacea is a facial skin condition causing facial redness, irritation and dryness located primarily in the central portion of the face. The symptoms of rosacea may also extend to encompass the neck, ears or even the eyes. Psoriasis is a skin condition which can affect any part of the body caused by accelerated skin growth resulting in raised patches of rough, reddened skin. Because both conditions can appear on the face, ears and neck they can sometimes be confused with each other or even in some cases appear together.

Both psoriasis and rosacea are believed to be the result of an immune system malfunction.
With psoriasis the immune system malfunction causes the skin to go into a state of hyper-active growth. The natural process of shedding and regenerating skin becomes out of balance with accelerated skin growth but a normal rate of skin shedding causing the skin […]

Neck Rosacea

In some instances rosacea can migrate from the facial area to the neck and upper front of the chest area. The affected skin may appear red, blotchy or even appear sun burnt. In most cases the symptoms of neck rosacea are limited to flushing, itching, possible dryness and a sensation of burning or heat in the affected area.

The causes of neck rosacea can be the same as facial rosacea but may also be the result of perfumes or sprays that come in contact with the skin of the neck or upper chest. Even deodorant or perfumed soaps and cleansing bars may cause dryness, redness and irritation.

Treatment for neck rosacea is much the same as facial rosacea: drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated, avoid any know triggers, soothe the skin with jojoba oil and consider Rosacea-Ltd to calm and soothe the redness and inflammation.

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Rosacea and Sun Allergy

Perhaps one in every ten people will experience symptoms of an allergic reaction to sunlight. These symptoms generally appear within a few hours of exposure to sunlight and include swelling of the skin that may appear anywhere on the body and is not limited to the facial area. Blistering of the skin is another common symptom of an allergy to sunlight, which may appear similar to the blistering experienced with sun poisoning, but can also occur without the extreme burn to the skin. Itching and hives are also common symptoms of an allergy to sunlight. Different from a sun burn, this extreme reaction to sunlight is believed to be the result of exposure to the ultra violet rays from the sun.

The appearance of skin affected by rosacea can also vary widely,depending on a number of factors that may influence your condition such as medications you are presently taking, sunlight, […]