Like many chronic inflammatory conditions, acne rosacea can’t be ‘cured’ completely. It can be held in abeyance and the frequency, severity and duration of attacks can be reduced with careful management strategies, but people who suffer from rosacea will unfortunately always be prone to flare-ups.
That might make battling the condition sound hopeless, but it’s not. For most people, flares of acne rosacea (more correctly known as as papulopustular or subtype 2 rosacea) can be avoided or quickly managed, once they have identified what their triggers are.
The causes of rosacea are complex: it seems to be something one is born with a predisposition to, but it’s a condition which is aggravated by environmental, hormonal and psychological triggers, which aren’t constant in life. But the triggers of rosacea flare-ups are much more likely to be identified, and then - hopefully! - avoided.
So getting rid of a flare of papulopustular rosacea is very different to getting rid of the condition altogether; a good management strategy could mean that flare-ups are few and far between, and eventually become so rare that the condition is not part of your life any more.
For more information about what can provoke flares of papulopustular rosacea, see our article Top 6 Triggers of Acne Rosacea.
For more information on managing the condition naturally, see our article on the Best Natural Treatment For Acne Rosacea.
Balmonds Scalp Oil with tea tree, nettle, borage & rosemary (£14.99 for 50ml): apply as a topical rescue oil, dabbing on spots as required.
Balmonds Daily Moisturising Cream with shea butter, calendula and hemp (from £13.99 for 100ml): a nourishing but non-comedogenic daily moisturiser, for use anywhere on the body, face and hands.
Balmonds Intensive Facial Oil with rosehip, calendula, lavender & chamomile (£22 for 30ml): a rich, regenerative oil to help balance and restore sensitive skin.
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