To make things a little bit easier I have compiled a simple checklist of symptoms that are experienced by those with Rosacea.
Do you suffer from really sensitive skin?
Does your skin have a hard time tolerating skincare and cosmetics?
Do you regularly breakout in a flush or blush?
And when you do blush, does the redness last longer than 15 minutes?
Do you have redness on cheek and nose area that doesn’t ever diminish?
When you are stressed out does your skin redden and become extra temperamental?
Do you have any broken blood vessels on your face?
Do you have any little red spots that don’t seem to heal?
Have you ever suffered really bad (and I mean peeling/blistering bad?) sunburn in the past?
Are your eyes quite sensitive to sunlight?
Do extremes of temperature (either sticky summer heat or freezing winters) cause your skin to suffer long term redness?
Does just a few moments in the sun cause your skin to flush and does the redness then last for a day or so?
If you eat hot, spicy foods, drink hot drinks or enjoy the occasional tipple do you find that your skin flushes?
Do your eyes feel scratchy and irritated?
Do your eyes tear up easily and appear bloodshot?
OK, you guessed it! If you answered yes to more than two of these questions you may be suffering from Rosacea and I would recommend you to hotfoot it straight down to the Dr. It's absolutely essential that you get the correct diagnosis and the earlier you seek advice and treatment the more likely you will be to control the condition.