Rosacea Information and Daily Tips
Who does Rosacea affect?
Rosacea is a chronic disease which afflicts over 16
million North Americans. Rosacea is most commonly found
in adults between the ages of 30 and 65 but rosacea
has been known to afflict even children. The people
who are the most prone to acquiring Rosacea are fair
skinned adults and especially women.
Rosacea is a hereditary, chronic (meaning long term)
skin disorder that most often affects the nose, forehead,
cheekbones, and chin. In its beginning stages this common
skin disease, which causes subtle redness in the center
of the face, may come and go on its own. But, if left
untreated, Rosacea may develop into some inflammation,
accompanied by skin eruptions, and may gradually become
chronic and even permanent. Furthermore, the skin tissue
can swell and thicken and may be tender and sensitive
to the touch. About half of Rosacea sufferers also complain
of symptoms with their eyes, also known as Ocular Rosacea.
The medical breakdown of Rosacea:
Rosacea is caused by the dilation of tiny microvessels
called arterioles, capillaries, and venules, which occurs
close to the surface of the skin. This causes the skin
to break out with blotchy red areas called papules.
A papule is a red solid elevated inflammatory skin lesion
without pus (unless the papule is severe). These papules
have three classifications; minor, moderate and severe.
A minor Rosacea papule is the size of a small measles
lesion. A moderate Rosacea papule is the size of a pencil
eraser. A severe papule is the size of a coin and also
contains pustules (pus-filled inflammatory bumps).
Daily tips that all rosacea sufferers
should be practicing:
1. Wash with water that is lukewarm, not
2. Use our gentle (non-abrasive) cleanser
applied with the fingers, not a cloth.
3. Blot dry, but do not rub, with a thick-pile
4. Wait for the skin to dry completely.
If a cleanser hasn't been used, 5 or 10 minutes will
be sufficient, otherwise waiting 20 or 30 minutes may
5. Apply ZENMED™ Rosacea Cream. If any
stinging is felt, increase the time between cleansing
and applying the medication.
6. Wait another 5 or 10 minutes before
applying any cosmetics or moisturizer.
7. It is extremely important to be aware
of your sun exposure as this can worsen your Rosacea
symptoms. Be sure to apply sun-block as part of your
What Can you do?...
ZENMED™ has created the Skin Support System specifically
for your type of skin. Every treatment is Doctor-formulated,
highly researched and people-tested for effectiveness.
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