Hi there! This is Fran Higgins, vice president of business and an educator at Source Vitál, checking in again. Last week, I shared my personal struggle with rosacea with you. If you missed those posts, check them out here and here. Today, I’d like to share some thoughts on the cause of rosacea and some resources for you to learn more about the condition.
The exact cause of rosacea is still relatively unknown, but there has been a great deal of research on the subject. One of the possible causes is a malfunction in an amino acid called cathelicidin. Researchers from University of California, San Diego found that people with rosacea have too much of this protein that is processed incorrectly. This sounds very technical, but the bottom line is that researchers are working to determine a cause, and soon, a treatment will be developed. A cure will likely be in the form of a medication. Meanwhile, you can use the above information to treat your skin! Here are some resources if you want to learn more about rosacea:
- National Rosacea Society
- Rosacea Research
- International Rosacea Foundation
- Rosaceans (people who have rosacea)
More than anything, I want you to know there is hope. This condition can get better with something other than conventional medication.
Photo Credit: National Rosacea Society