How can you treat Rosacea on dark skin?

How can you treat Rosacea on dark skin?

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition that can become chronic and is usually caused by tiny skin pustules.  These pustules lead to red cheeks and other areas on the face.  Many times the nose and chin and lead to chronic inflammation which makes the face more sensitive.  There are differences just like with acne and other skin conditions.  Chronic flushing can cause a form of rosacea which can be mild for many years while affecting the blood vessels.  Other types of rosacea are from bacteria sometimes due to skin mites.

Possible reasons you have Rosacea:

  • Genes
  • Stress
  • Hormones
  • Poor nutrition and food choices
  • Immune system issues, due to GI heath conditions
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Environment conditions
  • Medications

Harder diagnosis for darker skinned individuals

The condition usually isn’t difficult to diagnose.  Some dermatologists at first may have a harder time making a diagnosis, if you have a darker skin tone.  So, if you have a darker complexion, sometimes doctors can mistake it for another condition and you could wind up using OTC products that don’t work right away.

It is very important to tell your doctor all symptoms, family history, current medications, diet and so on to make sure they understand everything before they examine your skin.  They may want to order blood work or refer you to a GI doctor or other health care provider to clarify your skin condition

Try PurClarity HOCl Revitalizing Mist on your darker complexion

Not everyone is aware that our white blood cells produce hypochlorous acid.  This is done to speed up healing in the body.  They are responsible for going after foreign invaders that are infections, or something in the body that can cause one.  The substance, HOCl, can promote skin healing from a variety of conditions.  The product we developed, is a great non-toxic spray mist that can improve rosacea after it’s started or help to prevent it.

PurClarity HOCl Revitalizing Mist can be used liberally on skin—especially pesky facial skin care conditions.  It is perfects for all skin types, including darker skin that can be a difficult diagnosis on someone with a darker complexion.

Because rosacea is many times a sneaky condition, and can develop over time and is even more difficult to diagnose with darker skinned patients—these patients can use it as a prevention tactic immediately. It is a perfect go-to product and that doesn’t make your skin worse and add to the current issue. Whether it’s a chronic or fleeting condition, the mist won’t cause more dryness or peeling like most skin care products that are used for pimples and severe forms of acne or conditions that affect the blood vessels like rosacea.

If you suffer from rosacea, this products gives you the opportunity to keep your skin healthy and use as a preventative skin care measure or if you have a horrific flare up on your face or other part of your body—rosacea or not!

The HOCL allows you to reduce infection time, if you already have redness and tiny pustules on your face.  It stops bacteria in its tracks and doesn’t create any irritation on top of your existing symptoms on the skin.

Rosacea and dark skin—how does it affect people with darker skin tones?

Those who have dark skin can be easily misdiagnosed.  The condition affects people all over the world, different ethnicities and skin tones. It is simply, just easier to identify when the skin tones are lighter. So, many people automatically think only light-skinned people can get rosacea, which of course, is entirely false.

Getting flushed happens to all genders and skin types.  On people with darker skin you don’t see it as clearly.  This flushed cheeks condition which provides that onset of rosacea is called, erythematotelangiectatic rosacea.  When someone of a darker complexion has this issue rosacea can develop and get worse over time.  Broken, tiny blood vessels occur and create swelling and can be quite sensitive.  Not everyone gets pustules or has a bacterial form caused by mites or other issues that cause a severe form of rosacea.

On those patients with symptoms and who have dark skin, usually rosacea looks for violet in color.  It can also look like a lighter brown color.

While anyone can beef up their routine with vitamins at home such as vitamin C, B complex, D, E, A, zinc and others—there are some rosacea products that may be warranted if your condition isn’t improving with OTC products or vitamins alone.

Ways to treat rosacea

There are many ways to treat rosacea.  You need to get a proper diagnosis first.  And having darker skin tone and complexion can create an impact on diagnosis, which is why it’s very important to understand all your symptoms at the time.  Many people need more than a dermatologist involved because the issue can stem from other reasons.

Different products used to treat rosacea:

  • Metro cream or gel (is an antibacterial, perfect for folks with pus filled pustules and bumps; can also reduce inflammation; this cream or gel is used for severe forms of rosacea)
  • Soolantra cream (a topical anti-parasitic; used for inflammation due to skin mites; this skin product is used for severe cases of rosacea)
  • ⁠Doxycycline (oral antibiotic for treating redness when OTC products don’t work; also for people with severe inflammation)
  • Azelaic acid gel (topical dicarboxylic acid; mainly used for inflammation)⁠
  • Telangectasia ⁠
  • Brimoninide gel constricts the blood vessels making them appear smaller⁠
  • Laser or light therapy (for people that have a resistant form of rosacea; directed at severe redness and blood vessel issues)⁠
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Calcineurin inhibitors
  • Clindamycin
  • Metronidazole
  • Permethrin
  • Retinoids (a high form of vitamin A)
  • Sodium sulfacetamide-sulfur

People who have rhinophyma (severe nose pustules and inflammation from severe redness and puffiness) these folks need counseling due to addiction.  This condition that causes nose issues on the skin causing this form of rosacea can reduce their problem with mental health therapy and it is typically something that happens to men.  Of course, a dermatologist will recommend creams such as retinoids or facial cleaners or creams to help soothe the nose as well.   ⁠

How severe is your rosacea?

Based on how painful or sensitive it is and if an overload of tiny pustules are involved, redness and other factors and if OTC products don’t work—this is how the condition is looked at.  Only sometimes harsher pharmaceutical medications are needed such as: antibiotics, steroid creams, and items that might create more of a drastic reaction and get a handle on your rosacea issues quicker than an OTC cream, gel, wash or cleanser. 

If you leave rosacea alone, it only can get worse overtime, so trying our PurClarity Revitalizing Most can be a step in the right direction, first, and won’t harm your face.  Even if you are using an OTC product and it seems to be helping, you will still need a clear diagnosis that the condition is in fact rosacea.  Always, you’ll want to understand all treatment options available for part of your rosacea tool box at home. 

Try least invasive products first

Based on your symptoms, you can always start with cleansers, creams and gels at your local drug store.  Always consult with your primary care doctor and a dermatologist in your area to understand your condition—you might think you have acne and it’s actually a form of rosacea.  Further testing may need to be done to get a correct diagnosis.