What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common facial skin condition affecting the face particularly the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. Also known as Acne Rosacea (Adult acne), it often looks somewhat like acne with redness, lumps and swelling.
Pustules are often associated with rosacea. Burning, stinging and dryness of the skin is common.
A symptom of Rosacea can be an increased appearance of fine "spider veins" or capillaries in the skin.
People with Rosacea sometimes describe themselves as Rosacean's, and the affected skin as being rosaceous skin.
Using "pimple ointments and facial creams" and cortisone products often rapidly worsens the problem. Rosacea cannot be cured but can be controlled.