Spotlight on Rosacea
September 14, 2017
Celebrities with rosacea include Cynthia Nixon, Sam Smith, Cameron Diaz and Prince William – in fact it affects around half of us – but what exactly is it?
Pronounced ‘ro-zay-shuh’, it is a very common skin disorder which affects mainly people over 30 – but doctors have seen a recent increase in younger patients.
This disruptive skin disorder is characterised by redness on the face – particularly on the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. Some people also get little bumps or pimples along with the redness.
It is unknown exactly what causes rosacea but it tends to run in families and is more prolific in those who have fair skin or blush easily.
The profile of this upsetting skin condition has been raised by bloggers such as Lex Gillies who famously quit her job over the disruptive disorder – and Cynthia Nixon is now the celebrity spokesperson for the National Rosacea Society.
She raises awareness of the condition – which gets worse in winter and can be triggered by cold and windy weather, when the skin is more probe to dryness. Other triggers include red wine, spirits, caffeinated drinks and spicy foods.
Currently there is no permanent cure for rosacea but you can keep it under control. GPs can prescribe anti-inflammatory ointments or antibiotics – and laser treatment has had some success.
However, our very own #Absoluter Suzanne Turner found more success after taking Absolute Collagen's liquid collagen supplements.
She said: “Since a recent milestone birthday my skin took a turn for the worse and I developed rosacea and adult acne. The doctor said to not expect much improvement, even with specialist creams and prescriptions.
“Since using Absolute Collagen's drinkable collagen shots for not even a month my skin improved by 100%. I found this product has made a huge difference where nothing else has and I was starting to give up hope!"
“It’s the texture more than anything as some blemishes you can cover with make-up. On my before pictures you can see the skin was so swollen and sore. Now it’s so much calmer and even the bumps have almost gone. The feel of my skin is so much better.”