I hear you.
My skin was great. I have had beautiful skin all my life, but now wham! rosacea has reared its ugly head. If you hang around the rosacea boards for any length of time this story will become familiar.
So just how do you get rosacea?
Well the NRS Blog has an answer to this plea. It is all about your risk profile.
If you are over 30 with fair skin, have a relative with rosacea and are of Northern European Ancestry then the statistics suggest that you are at risk for having rosacea.
Sorry, but sometimes it is just down to sheer probability.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
“Why me?” is a question many ask when they find themselves with the embarrassing effects of rosacea – which may include facial redness, visible blood vessels, bumps, pimples, eye irritation and other symptoms if left untreated. While rosacea can strike all segments of the population, surveys by the National Rosacea Society have revealed a profile of those most at risk for this conspicuous and chronic condition:
Of course if you are outside the common risk profile, you could still have rosacea. Other common reasons include over use of steroids, exposure to the sun and elements, stress, tendency to flush and more.
There is Hope!
It might feel unfair, but now that you have a diagnosis of rosacea, you are already on the way to relief. Here are some articles that will get you started.
- Tips for Getting Started
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Just Diagnosed with Rosacea
- The one thing I wish I was told about Treating Rosacea
- Top 5 Cheapest Rosacea Treatments
- Official Rosacea Treatments
- Rosacea Treatments for each symptom
[update:] There is also a thread at the Rosacea Community Forum that you might find helpful: Why did I get rosacea NOW in my 40’s?