A Comprehensive Guide to Rosacea Subtypes and Symptoms

Rosacea, a skin condition affecting millions worldwide, presents itself in various forms, each with its distinct symptoms and characteristics. Understanding the different subtypes is crucial for accurate diagnosis and effective management.

Subtype 1: Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea

This subtype typically involves persistent redness (erythema) and visible blood vessels (telangiectasia) on the face, especially on the cheeks and nose. Individuals may experience flushing, persistent redness, and skin sensitivity. The skin might feel warm or easily irritated.
This form of rosacea tends to manifest through persistent facial redness and visible blood vessels. Flushing triggered by certain stimuli like heat or certain foods.

Subtype 2: Papulopustular Rosacea

Commonly referred to as acne rosacea, this subtype exhibits persistent redness along with acne-like breakouts. Papules (red bumps) and pustules (pus-filled bumps) are prevalent, often leading to confusion with acne. This subtype might cause stinging or burning sensations on the skin.
This form of rosacea tends to manifest through persistent redness accompanied by papules and pustules resembling acne. Sensitive, easily irritated skin.

Subtype 3: Phymatous Rosacea

Phymatous rosacea is characterized by thickening skin, especially on the nose (rhinophyma), resulting in a bulbous or enlarged appearance. This subtype may also affect other facial areas, causing skin texture changes and enlargement of pores.
This form of rosacea tends to manifest through thickened skin, often resulting in a bulbous appearance on the nose. Enlargement of pores and irregular skin texture.

Subtype 4: Ocular Rosacea

Affecting the eyes, ocular rosacea leads to irritation, dryness, redness, and stinging or burning sensations. Individuals might experience sensitivity to light, blurry vision, and a gritty feeling in the eyes. Left untreated, it could lead to vision problems.
This form of rosacea tends to manifest through eye irritation, dryness, redness, and sensitivity to light. May lead to blurry vision if left untreated.

Managing Rosacea Subtypes:

  • Skincare Routine: Use gentle, non-irritating skincare products suitable for sensitive skin to manage redness and flare-ups. Our team of skin specialists are available for free on live chat from 7AM - Midnight (Sydney time) 7 days per week to chat to you about your redness or rosacea and offer help.

  • Avoid Triggers: Identify and avoid triggers that exacerbate rosacea symptoms, such as hot beverages, spicy foods, or certain skincare products.

  • Medical Treatments: Depending on the subtype and severity, treatments like topical medications, laser therapy, oral antibiotics, or eye drops can be prescribed.

Our Anti Redness Bundle provides a gentle and calming three step routine to address your redness and rosacea concerns. It includes the Anti Redness Cream Cleanser, the Green Tea Infused Hydrating Moisturiser and the Redness Reducing Niacinamide Serum. We recently did a survey of our customers using this bundle and 98% said they saw results within the first two weeks. You are more than welcome to speak with our team on our live chat anytime between 7AM - Midnight (Sydney time) to learn more about this bundle of joy.