Conditions – Rosacea & Hyperpigmentation

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A common chronic skin condition, rosacea manifests in facial redness, flushing, visible blood vessels, or acne-like breakouts. It mainly affects people in middle age or women in menopause. But the cause of rosacea is unknown.

According to the National Rosacea Society, the condition afflicts over 16 million Americans. Most of those who have been diagnosed had no idea the condition even existed.

They note the following warning signs:

  • Redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead.
  • Small visible blood vessels on the face.
  • Bumps or pimples on the face.
  • Watery or irritated eyes.

Another common skin condition, hyperpigmentation, occurs when the skin produces an increased amount of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. Dark spots or patches appear, due to inflammation from acne, cuts, burns, or sun exposure.

Many types of hyperpigmentation will fade in about 6 to 12 months, but some types may require longer or more intensive treatment. 

Like many skin conditions, protecting yourself from the sun is always crucial. With hyperpigmentation, the sun can make an area that is already dark even darker and can reverse any type of treatment you may have started. 

While anyone can experience hyperpigmentation, it’s often more severe or longer-lasting in Black skin. According to a study in the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, it is in the top five most commonly diagnosed skin conditions in Black people.

If you’d like to understand more about hyperpigmentation types, take a look at Medical News Today’s helpful table to see the symptoms of different hyperpigmentation – including age spots, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation – where they appear on the body, the symptoms, and who it normally affects.

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