Rosacea symptoms

Most commonly, rosacea causes inflammation, redness and tenderness of the skin on your face. However, it can also affect the skin on your chest and at the back of your neck. Other symptoms include:

  • A burning sensation on your skin
  • Red bumps (papules) and pus-filled spots (pustules)
  • Sore eyelids and dry, itchy eyes
  • Spider veins or small blood vessels in your cheeks and nose
  • Thickened, bumpy skin, especially on your nose

Although rosacea is a long-term condition, it often goes through periods of time where symptoms significantly worsen (flare-ups).

What can aggravate your rosacea?

Rosacea makes your skin more irritable and sensitive. Consequently, fragranced cosmetic and hygiene products can worsen your symptoms. Certain blood pressure medications can also worsen your symptoms, alongside several lifestyle factors:

  • Drinking hot drinks and alcohol
  • Eating spicy foods
  • Increased stress levels

If you think these lifestyle factors are negatively affecting your rosacea, it is worth avoiding them to see if this reduces your flare-ups.

Exercise can also worsen your symptoms as it naturally increases blood supply to your skin, making it feel hotter, and causes you to sweat, which can irritate your skin. However, exercise should not be avoided if you have rosacea as it is so beneficial for your overall health.

Treating rosacea

If you suspect you have rosacea, the first step is to see your GP. They may recommend certain creams or gels to apply to your skin, as well as intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment.

You can also seek help from a professional, Save Face registered facial aesthetics practitioner, as there are several scientifically proven facial aesthetics treatments that can calm your symptoms. This includes:

  • Gold toning laser — targeted laser therapy to reduce redness and inflammation
  • Medical grade skincare — skincare products that contain safe and effective concentrations of active ingredients
  • LaseMD Ultra — targeted laser therapy to create mirochannels in your skin which allow powerful cosmaceuticals to penetrate deeper
  • pHformula resurfacing treatment — non-invasive, dermatological skin resurfacing tailored to treat chronic redness

Help is at hand

At Amanda Azzopardi Aesthetics, you can get help to ease your rosacea symptoms from Amanda Azzopardi, your Save Face registered, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Prescriber in Aesthetic Medicine.

Book your free consultation today by calling 0151 558 0742 or getting in touch here.


Amanda Azzopardi, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Aesthetic Medicine Prescriber, specialises in ageing-related changes. With a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice, she's trained at the renowned Harley Academy in London and the Level 7 accredited Derma Medical Academy. Boasting over 15 years of global experience in acute medical settings and extensive aesthetic insurance, Amanda combines care, skill, and professionalism to ensure your treatments are in trustworthy hands.


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