The skin on our faces is thinner and more sensitive around the nose and cheeks. The underlying veins are more visible there than in other areas. But if the capillaries remain visible and are a slight coppery-red, it can be a sign of couperose, an early indication of rosacea. The cause of this common skin disease is not yet fully understood. Individual skin care plays an important role in the success of treatment. We have compiled a list of important facts for you, along with some effective skin-care routines for dealing with couperose and rosacea.
Rosacea. Couperose is usually the early stage of rosacea. We see enlarged, reddish veins around the nose, cheek, and forehead. Why the rosacea develops is not completely clear. However, science has shown that both heredity and external factors influence the course of the disease. Rosacea skin reacts to stimuli such as extreme temperature fluctuations, sun exposure, alcohol, stress, or physical exertion with a pronounced redness, which only subsides after some time. This increased blood flow can lead to a permanent enlargement of the veins. Subsequently, inflammation occurs in the area of the sebaceous glands – and our face contains many – as well as a thickening of the skin on the cheeks and nose area.
Care. Early diagnosis and appropriate skin care can positively affect the development of rosacea and stabilize the disease. As a rule of thumb, avoid all stress factors for the skin or actively counteract them. This can include avoiding coffee and alcohol, medically regulating high blood pressure, and wearing strong sunscreen in summer and cold creams in winter. For care products, pay attention to the pH level of the products – it should be in the acidic range, i.e. between 4 and 7. Day creams should not be too rich. A combination of light creams and effective serums that are free from perfumes, alcohol, and mineral oil is ideal.
Our Skin-Care Routines.
Our tip: In the Susanne Kaufmann Spa in Bezau, as well as in selected partner spas, the 80-minute Susanne Kaufmann™ Transformative Signature Treatment provides intensive nourishment for skin afflicted with rosacea and couperose. The treatment is tailored to the individual’s skin: after a thorough case history of the skin, carefully selected products and tailored massage techniques are combined to improve the skin’s condition. The complexion is left clear and radiant once again, enriched with energy and a feeling of harmony.