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Four Tips for Avoiding Rosacea Flares

Nov 25 2014

Rosacea is a common, chronic skin condition characterized by the appearance of bright red patches or pimples on the face. It may also occur on the neck, ears, or scalp. Rosacea can be triggered by a number of different factors, including eating certain foods, using certain household items, and even changes in the weather. While rosacea can impact anyone, the condition is most common among adults between the ages of 30 and 50, who have fair skin.

While there is currently no cure for rosacea, there are many ways to help prevent this condition from flaring up.

Four Tips for Avoiding Rosacea Flares:

  1. Use gentle cleansers and lotions for your face. Many face washes and lotions contain fragrances or dyes, which can irritate skin. Since patients with rosacea are already vulnerable to irritated, dry skin, it is important to treat your skin with care. Before you buy any skin care product, carefully read all the ingredients in the product and make sure it contains no harmful ingredients.
  2. Protect your skin during the winter. Cold weather often causes skin to become dry and irritated. Whenever you venture outside in cold weather, protect your face with either a scarf or ski mask. It’s also important to remember to wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, year-round.
  3. Take antibiotics. Antibiotics used to treat rosacea are available in several forms, including pills and over-the-counter creams. These medicines have anti-inflammatory properties, which helps to reduce skin irritation.
  4. Consider additional treatment methods. Some patients are able to treat symptoms of rosacea with alternative therapies, such as taking vitamins or herbs. Rosacea flare-ups are also commonly linked to stress, so patients with rosacea should try their best to avoid stressful situations which can lead to skin damage.

Questions about Rosacea Treatment? Contact Dr. Potozkin.

Do you have questions on rosacea treatment or any of the other services we offer? Contact Dr. Jerome Potozkin today to schedule a consultation. Our offices are located in Danville, proudly accommodating the Walnut Creek area. You can reach us at (925)272-2695 today, and we look forward to serving you.

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