Dr. Oz: What is Rosacea?
Dr. Oz talked about a condition that often goes undiagnosed in women called Rosacea. Lauren has rosacea. She’s had it for over 10 years. She said people will stop her in the street and ask her about the redness or give unsolicited tips.
Rosacea looks like acne, but it’s very different. It’s a chronic skin condition that causes redness and sores similar to acne. A lot of people who develop rosacea think it’s acne and try to treat it that way, without success. Lauren did that and didn’t have any luck. A dermatologist finally told her it was rosacea.
Dr. Oz: What Causes Rosacea?
Lauren said alcohol and stress increases her rosacea. But avoiding stress is impossible for her because she has six kids. Temperature change can cause it, as well as hot or spicy food, strong emotions, and strenuous exercise.
Dr. Oz: Probiotics to Prevent Rosacea
Dr. Oz explained there’s something called the gut-skin connection. If you have a sore in your mouth, that happens because the intestines are having trouble. Sores can happen on the outside of your mouth as well due to the intestines and stomach.
That’s why he recommended Lauren take probiotics or eat fermented foods like Greek yogurt, kimchi, pickles, sauerkraut, and others.
Dr. Oz showed a picture of a woman with rosacea whose face was cleared up within a week. Now, this woman has been doing this for six months and she looked a lot better.
Lauren said she would much prefer taking probiotics to taking antibiotics every day. It’s much healthier.
Dr. Oz: Treating Rosacea
Dr. Oz talked to Dr. Jeanine Downie, who said rosacea is often caused by family history, sun, and stress. She also agreed about the gut-skin connection. Light-skinned people are more likely to have rosacea, but darker-skinned people have it, too. The color shows up more among light-skinned people. Over time, the texture of the skin can become worse and worse if it’s left untreated.
Dr. Downie recommended oil-free sunblock of an SPF of 30 or more. This can prevent against the sun and the oil free helps prevent acne, because people with rosacea are more vulnerable to acne. You can also take antibiotics or look into laser treatment.
Dr. Oz: Green Makeup to Hide Rosacea
Dr. Downie recommended green makeup and concealers to cover it up. The green helps cover up the red. Most women use makeup that’s their skin tone, but green-colored makeup can help camouflage.