The difference between Erythrosis and Couperose
IT IS VERY LIKELY THAT AT SOME POINT YOU HAVE NOTICED HOW YOUR SKIN SUDDENLY BECOMES RED AND WITHOUT KNOWING VERY WELL WHY. WE TELL YOU WHY IT CAN BE AND HOW YOU CAN SOLVE IT.
It is very likely that at some point you have noticed how your skin suddenly becomes red and without knowing very well why. It is also possible that your skin has a tendency to redden easily and you doubt whether it is an alteration or a pathology. Even that redness may be so common that issues end up being something continuous.
WHAT IS ERYTHROSIS?
The word erythrosis has its origin in the Greek word “erythros”, which means red.
It is an alteration of the skin in which redness is observed very frequently in the face, especially in the forehead, nose and cheeks.
It is a benign disorder that affects very clear and sensitive skin much more frequently and is a very frequent cause of consultations.
In the first phase, the redness is occasional but its frequency, if not treated or taken care of with suitable products, may increase until it becomes permanent.
WHAT IS COUPEROSE?
Cuperosis is a dermatological condition of the skin of the facial area in which an almost permanent redness appears that is accompanied in addition to irritation and generally dilation of the small capillaries of the area of the cheeks that become visible and give an aspect of filaments or spider web (telangiectasias).
Erythrosis and couperose may coexist. More often, an erythrosis can, over time, become a couperose. Both can represent early stages of a rosacea that is not yet fully developed.
As in the case of erythrosis, this condition causes many consultations when in doubt about how to treat and care for rapid relief and a decrease in long-term symptoms.
WHY DO ERYTHROSIS AND COUPEROSE ORIGINATE?
Both problems, as we have already mentioned, are related and have a common origin: the alteration of blood microcirculation in the vessels that supply the area.
Capillaries are the finest blood vessels, those that arrive with the blood laden with oxygen and nutrients to the cells. In the central area of the face, these thin vessels are subjected to processes of dilation (widening) and contraction (narrowing) quite frequently, by the action of different agents.
Over time, after widening and narrowing many times, the dilation of the capillaries can become permanent.
Being less resistant than other types of blood vessels and with such thin walls, these processes of dilation and contraction of the capillaries make your wall increasingly fragile and less impermeable, so that the process is getting worse and worse and worse. the symptoms.
In the thinner, white and sensitive skin, the dilation of the capillaries, makes the appearance of the dilated veins and the redness much more appreciated, and that is why we see much more frequently both erythrosis and couperose in this type of skin.
HOW TO CARE FOR AND TREAT ERYTHROSIS AND COUPEROSE
On the one hand, care is based on avoiding the factors that can cause or worsen the problem of microcirculation, and on the other, use the most appropriate products for your daily routine at the level of cleaning, hydration and protection.
You must avoid sudden changes in temperature, because with them you will avoid part of the processes of dilation or contraction of the skin that end up causing redness in the skin. It is also not recommended that you expose yourself to intense heat or cold, as they dry the skin a lot in addition to producing changes in the width and elasticity of the capillaries.
The solar radiation is one of the factors that you should avoid to protect your skin in general and especially if you have redness. And of course, even more, we recommend you do without the UVA cabins.
Stress and intense emotions usually generate the vascular changes discussed, having strategies to manage them can help control these conditions.
The food and drink very hot, very spicy or spicy are not suitable for you if you suffer redness.
Regarding the daily routine it is important that you use a very mild cleaning product, that you avoid as much as possible those that require rinsing with water, opting better for a soothing cleanser type micellar water or similar that is gentle with the cleaning, without further irritating the skin.
The hydration of your skin is essential to make you feel comfortable, fresh and calm. If it bothers you very much that redness is appreciated we recommend that you use a cream with color (BBcream) that at the same time that moisturizes and calms you, helps you hide the reddish tone with pigments.
Finally, it is essential that you protect yourself adequately from the sun and other environmental factors such as pollution, since both are closely related to the skin condition.
Do you already know how you have to take care of yourself if you have erythrosis or couperose? With our tips it’s very easy, start today!a