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Millions of Americans suffer from rosacea, a condition in which redness, pimples and bumps appear on the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. While its exact causes are unknown, researchers have found that rosacea flare-ups may occur due to hot food or drinks, stress, anger, alcohol, sunlight, and extreme hot or cold. Rosacea cannot be cured; however, treatments can manage a person’s specific symptoms. In addition, here are some tips that may help prevent rosacea flare-ups:
Keep It Simple – Use as few skin care products as possible, making sure to discontinue use of ones you suspect are irritating your skin.
Stay Cool …. – Since excessive heat can exacerbate rosacea, minimize your time in the sauna and other high-temperature situations.
… But Not Too Cool – Wind and extreme cold can also worsen rosacea, so make sure to wear a scarf before heading outdoors in cold weather.
Leave It Alone – Avoid scrubbing, massing or rubbing your face, as these all can aggravate rosacea.
Away From Your Face – If you use hairspray, take extra care to not spray it into your face, as the ingredients may irritate your skin and trigger rosacea symptoms.
Sunscreen – Sun exposure can spark rosacea symptoms, so apply sunscreen before heading out.
Although rosacea cannot be cured, many treatment options are available to reduce symptoms. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss treatment options. At Advanced Dermatology, PC, our board-certified dermatologists are experts at treating rosacea and other skin conditions. Our conveniently located offices welcome patients from Queens (Bayside, Flushing), Long Island – Nassau/Suffolk (Roslyn/Albertson, West Islip, Commack, East Setauket), New York City, Westchester County (Ossining), Bergen County, NJ, Union County, NJ, and all surrounding areas.