Rosacea; The Biggest Skin Problem of the Celtic Woman
The iconic Celtic woman is blessed with smooth, fair, beautiful skin that is enviable, but your skin could have skin challenges of its own.
As a typical Celtic woman with the usual delicate skin, there is a huge chance that you are prone to the “Curse of the Celts”, more commonly known as rosacea.
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that causes acute redness and skin irritation, and it is regarded as one of the major challenges every Celtic woman has to battle. Over 16 million individuals in America have been diagnosed with this skin disease, so if you have sensed some symptoms of rosacea, do not fret, you aren’t alone.
Causes of rosacea
The causes of rosacea are largely unknown, some people believe it is caused by spicy food, alcohol and weather changes. On the other hand, many have agreed that it has something to do with reaction to the sun, delicateness of the skin of Celtic women, and ancestral connection (because people from Ireland and the Celtic region as a whole commonly suffer from this).
Scientifically, recent studies in Finland have related rosacea with underlying systemic low-grade inflammation. This inflammation is a complex biological response to harmful stimulants which may lead to rosacea and consequent swelling, heat, pain, and blotches.
How to know if its rosacea or something else?
Rosacea could be easily mistaken for rosy cheeks, sunburn or the common acne. This skin problem is believed to be more frequent among Celtic women because of their light, delicate and fair skin. It is characterized by redness, the growth of red bumps on the face like pimples and rashes.
At first, it may start with few red spots on the face and in order to determine if you have rosacea or just some skin irritation, you need to watch out for how it feels; rosacea is often itchy and it stings slightly; also, with time, it often flattens into skin and leaves red discoloration on the face.
Severe rosacea if left untreated can lead to superficial dilated blood vessels (making them visible) and ultimately rhinophyma (a condition causing development of a bulbous, large and ruddy nose).
Is it contagious?
Medical experts have confirmed that rosacea is not contagious, and cannot be incurred by mere physical contact; so do not worry about passing it on to those close to you. Albeit this, you need to still pay attention to this skin problem and treat it as earliest as possible to prevent it from escalating into rhinophyma.
If you are having challenges with rosacea as a Celtic woman, this blog is full of useful tips you can use, as well as product recommendations that are best to control rosacea, and habits to avoid.
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