Contrary to what is often believed, rosacea is not caused by either alcohol or unhealthy
lifestyle, although they can aggravate the disease. Medically, the causes of rosacea are unknown, however there are
assumptions. Rosacea can be attributed to :
exposure to sunlight
of the connective tissue under the skin of the face
congestion (blood flow is impeded) in the front area accompanied by vascular dilation (abnormal increase in
size of tiny blood vessels).
: acne rosacea might be resulted from helicobacter pylori. In this case, the disease is associated with
inflammation of the lining of the stomach and a lack of development (atrophy) of the mucosa of the jejunum
(part of the small intestine) or a lipase deficiency (an enzyme the body uses to break down fats in food so
they can be absorbed in the intestine).
: demotex folliculorum is a species of parasite of the form of worm that can be found on the surface of the
skin, particularly in the sebaceous glands. The sebaceous glands are located in the epidermis, causing an oily
secretion called sebum. In secreting sebum, they allow the skin to protect against external aggression and to
keep certain elasticity. At the onset of rosacea, demotex folliculorum would grow excessively leading to
development of papules and pustules. The causes that lead to the proliferation of demotex folliculorum are
still ignored by scientists.
Rosacea Risk Factors