Identifying and Managing Rosacea
Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness to form across the nose and cheeks. In addition to seeing a board-certified dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment, patients can help control their condition and prevent it from getting worse by identifying and avoiding the things that cause their rosacea to flare.
Find your triggers -
Many things you do can cause rosacea to flare. Common triggers for rosacea include becoming overheated, having cold wind blowing on your face, alcohol consumption and eating spicy foods. People have different triggers. It’s important to find out what causes your rosacea to flare and avoid those triggers.
Think sun protection 24/7 -
People who have rosacea often find that their skin is quite sensitive to the sun. To protect your skin from the sun, you’ll want to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 (or higher) every day before you head outdoors, seek shade, and wear sun protective clothing, hats and sunglasses.
Practice rosacea friendly skin care. Many skin care products can irritate skin with rosacea. Some skin care habits, such as scrubbing your skin clean, can cause rosacea to flare. Use mild skin care products and make up, such as dermatologist recommended Jane Iredale (free of parabens, talc, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, fillers and GMO ingredients) - 20% off this month.
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(Source info: AAD)