Rosacea is more than having rosy cheeks—for those who haven't experienced it, it may be tough to treat, painful and dramatically change your life. Rosacea is a condition in which the skin frequently appears to get 'rosy' red and inflamed. It's not just a physiological response caused by bodily warmth or embarrassment. Symptoms include frequent flushing, a burning or stinging sensation when applying water or skincare, tiny red blood vessels near the skin's surface that do not heal or fade, or mini pink bumps. Finally, it's more likely to affect fair skin tones, and it ranges widely in intensity, triggers and level of discomfort from person to person. When it’s severe, your skin’s unpredictability and sensitivity become the focal point of your day and life, while you try to catch up with preventative and aftercare measures.
An Oft Misdiagnosed Skin Condition
Unfortunately, rosacea remains frequently misdiagnosed for acne. This is because acne can also cause redness, dryness, itching, and miniature pustules. Another condition that's frequently mixed up with rosacea is the autoimmune disease, Lupus, which can cause inflammation on the face. Finally, rosacea can be mistaken for—or appear simultaneously alongside—seborrheic dermatitis, which appears as scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff on the nose, eyebrows, ears, eyelids and chest.
This condition seems to affect more fair-skinned types, although there are other reasons that can explain why it's underreported in those with deeper skin tones, like lack of typical clinical features. Based on research by the American Academy of Dermatology, roughly 1 in 10 people can have rosacea in the United States. A 2020 dermatology study shows that although the exact prevalence of rosacea globally is unknown, fair-skinned people are much more affected. A review of population studies reveals a varying prevalence ranging from 0.1% in the Faroe Islands to 5% in Russia to 12.3% in Germany, 10% in Sweden and 20% in Estonia.
If you think you have acne, but your face is accompanied by sensations of burning, heat, itching, swelling, red bumps filled with fluid, dryness and the acne regimen you’re on isn’t working, you may want to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist.
According to a survey of 1066 patients with rosacea by the National Rosacea Society, triggers for rosacea are everyday, environmental factors like sun exposure (81%), emotional stress (79%), hot weather (75%), wind (57%), heavy exercise (56%), alcohol consumption (52%), hot baths (51%), cold weather (46%), spicy foods (45%), humidity (44%), indoor heat (41%), certain skincare products (41%), heated beverages (36%), and certain cosmetics (27%).
Unfortunately, stress itself can also be a trigger for rosacea flares. Stress and embarrassment in social settings can even cause spiralling negative effects on mental health.
We Understand You
With rosacea, it can be a road of endless frustrations, wrong turns and blocked paths. Medications may be expensive, with pathetically minimal effects. In an effort to avoid triggers, you may be forced to say no to many things you love, like sunbathing and fun drinking nights—even intense exercise. Sometimes, people with rosacea have to stick to cold showers, change their diets, and avoid wearing make-up.
Opening your eyes each morning with no idea how your skin is going to look is a tough mental burden. Having no control over whether your skin will be calm enough for a high-stakes day like your wedding or work presentation isn’t easy. Neither is getting weird looks from strangers when you’re having a flare-up. Get the help you need. Remember that you are worthy and extraordinary, inside and out. You’re a hero for pushing through, even on the hardest days.
How Yuty Detects Rosacea and Recommends Products To You
When Yuty makes product recommendations through the Yuty Advisor, there is so much more going on behind the scenes. Yuty, like living beings, is made of systems that make her work.
The first system, the YutyLens, speaks to how Yuty ‘sees’ and identifies skin concerns and skin colour. The ‘YutyLens’ is driven by a Deep Learning algorithm that identifies and detects skin concerns such as rosacea to make the best product recommendations.
But how can Yuty differentiate between rosacea and a similar condition such as acne?
Yuty was (and is) trained on different skin tones and different skin concerns including acne, rosacea, skin blemishes of various types, and thousands more concerns. This enables Yuty to differentiate between those concerns, even if it can be difficult to do so with your own eyes. The diversity of the training data set, from concerns to ethnicity to gender, allows Yuty to help you make an informed decision with her on-target product recommendations.
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