They are two of the most widespread skin conditions sharing similar features and yet we don’t know as much as we should about them.
That’s right we are talking about acne and rosacea!
With accurate diagnosis the confusion between the two can be resolved and therefore treated.
Although rosacea may cause bumps and pimples that appear similar to acne the distinction between the two is important.
So let’s divide the two.
Firstly, Rosacea occurs primarily in the central portion of the face and usually causes redness, flushing and bumps (papules) as well as pimples (pustules).
Rosacea can also involve the eyes and even cause a bulbous nose.
Rosacea has also been said to be linked to a dysfunction of the body’s natural immune system, and therefore the use of anti-inflammatory medications and cleansers are used rather than antibacterial products.
The exact cause of rosacea is still unknown but the basic process seems to involve the dilation of the small blood vessels of the face and suspected causes have been noted as; genetic factors, sun exposure and medications that cause blood vessels to widen.
Foods, which have been found to trigger rosacea, include:
- Dairy products such as yogurt, sour cream, cheese
- Yeast extracts and soy sauce
- Green vegetables such as eggplants, avocados, spinach
- Beans including lima and peas
- Citrus fruits
- Spicy foods
Now to Acne which is most commonly seen in teens, rather than much later in life as with rosacea.
Unlike rosacea with acne, blackheads are generally present alongside bumps and pimples.
When it comes to pimples we should note that there are many types, including; whiteheads which remain under the skin, blackheads which are visible, papules which are small pink bumps, pustules which have a red base and pus at the top, nobbles which are large and solid and cysts which are commonly sore and can leave scars.
Now that we have explored the differences between the two, it should be noted that acne and rosacea have several possible treatments in common.
So let’s explore the products that are best for treating these two skin conditions.
First, our Power Clear D-Blemish Treatment Gel is ideal for blemished or stressed skin or skin experiencing inflammation and breakouts.
Instantly renewing, refining and clearing the skin this glorious creamy gel texture anchors active ingredients for 24hr care.
Rebalancing the skins moisture and oily zones as well as cooling and calming the skin to sooth blemishes this treatment gel is the best way to step into action!
Following treatment, the Power Clear D- Blemish Hydration Serum will aid in dimishing blemishes by powerfully clearing the skin without stripping it or drying it out like other products do.
This serum is also capable of controlling and preventing breakouts through cleansing, moisturising, and exfoliation.
The key to winning the battle against acne and rosacea is keeping up with our Power Clear D- Blemish Cleansing Gel.
Rebalancing the skins moisture, soothing blemishes, purifying pores and minimising fine lines this gel is your treatment, prevention and maintenance hero.
For those weekly skincare rituals the Power Lift Super Line Peel is a must have.
Ideal for enlarged pores, discolouration, left over sun tan layers, acne & dry skin this glowing peel will remove dead skin cells, brighten the skin and allow the penetration of creams and serums and all other skincare to work more efficiently.
So never fear the redness, blemishes and soreness with the perfect power clear system!