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Rosacea: What causes it?

November 11, 2016


Here are some quick facts about Rosacea:


- Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes facial redness, acne-like pimples, visible small blood vessels on the face, swelling and/or watery, irritated eyes.

- It occurs on the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead or eyelids.

- More than 14 million Americans suffer from rosacea.

- Rosacea is not contagious, but there is some evidence to suggest that it is inherited.

- There is no known cure for rosacea.

- Rosacea is not linked to cancer. 



Although Rosacea commonly happens on the face, symptoms can also appear on the neck, chest, scalp, and ears.


Research conducted by the National Rosacea Foundation found that the leading triggers for rosacea are:

  • sun exposure

  • hot or cold weather

  • emotional stress

  • wind

  • alcohol

  • heavy exercise

  • spicy foods

  • hot baths

  • heated beverages

  • some skin care products

  • humidity

  • indoor heat

It's important to note that these triggers are not causes, but rather increase the likelihood of symptoms appearing.


If if you have Rosacea, consult a skin-care professional for advice on how to manage your symptoms. Proper skin-care regimens are proven to help alleviate certain symptoms. 



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