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Common Causes of Rosacea Flare-Ups

May 1, 2014

Rosacea is a skin condition that leads to redness, flushing, and even acne that can be uncomfortable and negatively affect one’s self-confidence. This common disease often develops on the forehead, the cheeks, the chin, and the nose. Keep reading to learn more about Rosacea and some of its most common causes:

Too Much Time in the Sun

Although rosacea affects 14 million people in the United States, it is most often seen in people with lighter skin who are more prone to blushing. People who suffer from rosacea should be very careful about staying in the sun too long without protection. Excessive sun exposure could trigger a rosacea flare-up. If you have rosacea, you should be diligent about wearing sunscreen and keeping the face covered whenever you go outside.

Too Much Stress

Stress can negatively affect the body in many ways, including causing a rosacea attack. If you experience excessive levels of stress, you might notice more flushing on your face, head, or cheeks. Try to find a new way to breathe or another way to calm down to lower your risk for a flare-up.

Too Much Alcohol or Spicy Food

Although drinking alcohol is not a direct cause or rosacea, it can lead to dilated blood vessels, which exaggerates the symptoms you already have. Spicy food can also lead to issues with flushing. If you are already having a lot of issues with your rosacea, you should try to remove these items from your diet.

At Arlington Dermatology, we have oral and topical medicines that can be used to treat rosacea symptoms. We also have laser treatments and other products that can help decrease your issues. Come in today to find solutions for this and other skin disorders that mar your complexion. To learn more about our dermatology services including acne treatment, visit us online or call [company-phone id=1].

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