How to Minimize Rosacea Flare-Ups

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.

 

Rosacea Leaving You Red? Call Us Today!

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.

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