Rosacea is a condition that anybody can suffer.
Celebrities and famous people can get Rosacea too.
Renee Zelwegger has Acne Rosacea
Celebrity Lisa Faulkner and her Rosacea Story
Acne rosacea is recognised by a reddening, particularly on the cheeks but it can also produce painful spots, broken blood capillaries, pustules and unnaturally livid skin.
It commonly occurs from the age of 30 onwards – in both sexes. The condition can include changes in facial features, in which the nose broadens and develops prominent red veins.
Doctors don’t know exactly what causes rosacea. However it is believed that abnormalities in facial blood vessels cause them to dilate, resulting in flushing and skin inflammation. The condition is characterised by flare-ups – the skin can be relatively normal in-between.
What triggers Rosacea?
The four main triggers causing the blood vessels in the face to dilate were stress, sun, alcohol and spicy foods.
How Celebrity Lisa Faulkner treated Rosacea?
‘I was initially prescribed steroid cream and the antibiotic Tetracycline, which is often given to treat acne because of its anti-inflammatory properties, calming the redness in rosacea as well as acne,’ says Lisa.
‘I was told I should take the antibiotics for only a short time as they can lose effectiveness if
Yoga can help.
Lisa decided to treat her skin not only on the outside but to try yoga, known for its relaxing and de-stressing effects.
Over the counter treatments didn’t work.
She has also tried over-the-counter acne treatments. ‘A while back I decided that as rosacea seemed to be linked to acne, I should try them,’ says Lisa. ‘This was a huge mistake as they just made my skin horribly dry, tight and painful.
Natural Therapies worked for a while
‘Homoeopathic anti-redness treatments worked for a while then stopped doing so, which was disappointing. I also tried acupuncture, which helped calm me down a bit, but not as much as yoga.’
Skincare products that work
Recently, Lisa has discovered a skincare range called Kalme. There are four products (night and day creams, cleanser and tinted moisturiser) which all include caper extract, said to have effective anti-redness and antioxidant properties. ‘I’ve been using the products for two months and they have reduced the inflammation. My forehead is far less itchy, too. The tinted moisturiser gives me a healthy glow while the caper extract helps.
Rosacea can now be treated with IPL (Intense Pulse Light) and Laser.
It is believed that Princess Diana suffered from Rosacea.