Rosacea: What is it?

Wearing red is always eye catching… but the red flushing after a stressful day or evening out with friends can be annoying

What is Rosacea?

It is a common skin condition leading to redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels in your cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin

What type do I have?

There are a few types:

  • Erythrotelangiectatic (producing redness and flushing only)

  • Papulopustular (pustules and acne bumps on the malaria cheeks)

  • Ocular (causing redness and irritation on the eyes)

  • Rhinophymatous (thickening the nose and changing the skin texture)

What can you do to avoid it from flaring?

  • Avoid red wine (alcohol in general)

  • Avoid caffeine (chocolate, coffee, tea)

  • Avoid stressful situations

  • Avoid hot and spicy foods

  • Avoid exercising in heated rooms (such as hot yoga), but continue exercising

  • Avoid steam rooms and saunas

  • Avoid sunshine without SPF or coverage

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