Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder that affects the facial skin, primarily the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin.
There are three types of rosacea that are categorized by their primary symptoms.
1. Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea
2. Papulopustular Rosacea
3. Phymatous Rosacea
Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, which often causes visible clusters of blood vessels and a warm flushing of the face, Papulopustular rosacea which causes pus-filled bumps (pustules), redness and swelling, and lastly, Phymatous rosacea which is characterized by thickened skin, that often causes the nose to appear enlarged and bulbous.
According to the National Rosacea Society, over 16 million Americans are affected by this condition and as many as 415 million people worldwide. Although very common, a survey run by the National Rosacea Society revealed that 95 percent of rosacea patients were unaware of signs and symptoms prior to their diagnosis. Although the cause of the disorder is yet to be known.
The condition does not have severe medical effects on one’s physical health but can cause significant psychological, social, and occupational problems, in addition to discomfort when left untreated. Many of those diagnosed with rosacea reported to miss work and social engagements due to lowered self-esteem and self-confidence.
Dry salt therapy (halotherapy) can be beneficial to those who are diagnosed with rosacea since the micro-particles of salt are absorbed by the skin and are a positive influence to the integumentary system (organ system consisting of the skin, nails, and exocrine glands). The salt activates skin cell generation and activates electrophysiological activity which improves the skin’s protective barrier. Salt also increases Ph levels and normalization which repairs and regenerates the skin, while stimulating the growth of new skin cells. It is recommended for those with skin issues to set up a consistent number of salt therapy sessions to see and feel the effects of salt therapy for skin issues.
It is important to note that Salt Therapy is a natural supplemental way to help alleviate symptoms but does not cure any condition or disease.