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Rosacea Skin Care Do's and Don'ts

Posted: March 18, 2013

For people with rosacea, managing the skin condition can be a challenge since what triggers redness and inflammation of the skin in one person may not trigger it in another. Doing some detective work can help rosacea sufferers discover quick and easy ways to keep their skin calm.

Rosacea: skin care do’s and don’ts.

“Foods and drinks are common culprits of rosacea flares, specifically spicy foods, hot drinks and anything that contains caffeine and red wine,” said board-certified dermatologist and Skin Inc. advisory board member Zoe D. Draelos, MD, FAAD, consulting professor at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C. “Keeping a journal of what you eat and drink and when your rosacea flares can help you discover which foods and beverages may aggravate your rosacea.”

Dr. Draelos offers these additional tips in managing rosacea:

“Since rosacea may be more easily treated when diagnosed early, make an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist as soon as you first start noticing changes in your skin,” said Dr. Draelos.

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