Dr Oz said that Rosacea is an embarrassing condition that strikes many of us as we age and it can often be wrongly confused with acne. What causes Rosacea? And what can we do about Rosacea? Doctor Oz’s assistant-of-the-day, Carol from seat 116, said that she gets redness or blotching on her skin when she drinks alcohol, but that it is not Rosacea. Dr Oz did say that Rosacea tends to occur in people with a propensity to blush or get flushed.
Dr Oz: What is Rosacea?
Dr Oz said that Rosacea is a response to inflammation, and your face is a mirror to what is going on inside of your body. Between the age of 30 and 60 years old is when you are most likely to get Rosacea.
Dr Oz: Rosacea Causes
Dr Oz said that Hot Flashes can cause Rosacea, which is why peri-menopausal or menopausal women get it sometimes. Rosacea effects women of all colors, but if you have pale skin and light hair, it tends to happen more frequently. More severe Rosacea happens when your blood vessels get engorged and stay large rather than going down, which can make cheeks and chin turn red. You can get little mites (tiny animals) that stick to your skin and cause a somewhat grainy texture, and you can also get an infection in other parts of your body which leads to an overall body inflammatory response.
Dr Oz: How to Cure Rosacia
Dr Oz said that you should avoid the following things if you have Rosacea or are prone to it:
- Vodka or alcohol in general
- Soap, especially bubble bath with fragrances are big trouble
- Peppers and Spicy Foods
Dr Oz: Licorice Extract for Rosacea
Dr Oz said that the following things will help to cure Rosacea:
- Green tea
- Licorice Root Extract, which reduces inflammation in your skin and is often used in Chinese Rosacea Remedies
- Antibiotics that kill infections in other parts of your body