Acne Rosacea Skin Care Basics

How Does Acne Rosacea Skin Care Differ from Acne Vulgaris Skin Care?

Acne rosacea skin care is very different from the skin care you would follow if you have acne vulgaris. For this reason, it is very important for you see a dermatologist if you suffer from acne at all. You want to be sure that you have acne vulgaris which is probably the more “standard” type of acne that most teens and some adults get. If you, in fact, don’t have acne vulgaris but have acne rosacea, your treatment approach is going to be very different. Don’t let the common word acne lead you to confuse these two skin conditions.

Understanding the Differences

Acne rosacea skin care is very different that of acne vulgaris. The biggest difference between acne rosacea skin care and acne vulgaris is that the latter can sometimes be treated over-the-counter. There is a wide variety of over-the-counter skin care products intended to treat acne vulgaris. All the popular names that you see on the pharmacy shelves such as Clearasil and Stridex are intended to treat acne vulgaris not acne rosacea. The key is to get a diagnosis first. Then later you can always decide to treat over-the-counter.

Different Conditions/Different Treatments

Acne rosacea skin care is different than acne vulgaris skin care. Acne rosacea usually covers a much larger surface area. Mild acne is usually confined to specific areas and pimples scattered about most often in the T-zone region. Acne rosacea can cover the entire cheeks.

How Old Are You?

Another big difference with acne rosacea skin care is that acne rosacea usually affects adults between the ages of 30 and 60. Adult skin is very different than younger skin. As we age our skin thins and it is more prone to scarring. Acne vulgaris can affect anyone, but most often teens comprise the largest group of individuals affected by acne vulgaris. Teen skin has the ability to heal more quickly and is less prone to scarring. Since adults are most often affected by acne rosacea, it is important to leave acne rosacea skin care up to your physician or dermatologist.

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