There is no test for rosacea, but your doctor will be able to examine you and tell you there and then if you have it. Although a diagnosis can be upsetting, I felt a huge relief to know what was wrong – as it meant I could start to treat and manage it.
As well as changes to your lifestyle, skincare routine, and diet, your doctor or dermatologist can also advise on a range of treatments. Dr Mahto listed some of the available options, which include "oral antibiotics, topical treatments, anti-flushing medication and laser therapies to treat rosacea." You can read more about how I manage my rosacea here and how I approach skincare here.
Whether you decide to go it alone, or get the help of your doctor, just remember that this condition does not define you. As cheesy as it sounds, learning to accept my face, big and red as it is, has been the biggest step in managing my rosacea.