Rosacea is a chronic condition affecting a large portion of the population. It presents as a pronounced redness on the cheeks and/or nose but can materialize around the eyes and mouth as well. Rosacea literally means ‘as red as a rose’.

Typical symptoms include redness, visible blood vessels, bumps, and spots. In some cases, rosacea can mimic the appearance of acne but it only develops in adults. It most commonly affects middle-aged women. Certain factors such as heat, sunlight, and cosmetics often make symptoms worse as do medicines containing corticosteroids. It is not known what causes rosacea,

but sufferers should be vigilant about the types of products they use on their face. Many ingredients will trigger burning and redness as they are too aggressive for skin types prone to this condition. Pure Squalan soothes the skin and can therefore relieve the pain and burning associated with rosacea.