Depression and Anxiety from Rosacea May Not be Caused by Appearance Alone

Posted: 9/5/2023

The biological interplay among rosacea, depression and anxiety may offer important opportunities for improved treatment and prevention of all three disorders, according to a recent meta-analysis published in the medical journal Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology.

Elevate Your Dermatologic Knowledge at Winter Clinical Miami!

Posted: 8/29/2023

The second annual Winter Clinical Miami conference is a 4-day event that promises healthcare professionals an innovative education experience covering medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatology.

Rosacea Potentially Linked to Eye Diseases

Posted: 8/15/2023

Editor's Note: It’s important to note that findings of comorbidity studies like this one only suggest a potential association. To determine any cause and effect relationship, further study is required.

Survey Shows Insurance Covers Rosacea Medication, But Not Laser Treatments

Posted: 7/25/2023

Health Insurance PaperworkA new National Rosacea Society (NRS) survey found that prescription rosacea medication continues to be a covered expense for most patients, but there’s little appetite from insurance companies to cover laser treatments.

Habit Hack Your Way to Better Skin

Posted: 7/11/2023

Woman writing in a notebookManaging rosacea can seem like a daunting task sometimes. Between finding a skin care routine that works, using prescriptions and avoiding triggers it can feel like a lot. Luckily, there are tools available to make building a rosacea management routine easier.

New Research Explains Why Hot Peppers Cause Flare-Ups

Posted: 6/8/2023

chili pepperChili peppers are famously spicy, which is a draw for many people but a reason to avoid them if you have rosacea. In an NRS survey on spicy foods, 62% of respondents said hot peppers caused flare-ups.

Coffee Gives Researchers a Latte Think About

Posted: 5/23/2023

Woman drinking mug of coffeeHot beverages are a commonly reported rosacea trigger. But the impact of drinking coffee — which is often served hot — on the condition has been unclear. A recent study out of West Virginia University suggests that caffeinated coffee consumption is inversely associated with rosacea.

Addressing Stress Can Minimize Flare-ups, New Survey Confirms

Posted: 5/2/2023
woman looking stressed and worried

Stress is one of the most common causes of rosacea flare-ups. In a recent survey, the National Rosacea Society delved deeper into the nuances of this top trigger, revealing the frequency and causes of stress that many people with rosacea report as problematic.

Everything Old Is New Again: Good News for Patients, Bad News for Bumps and Pimples

Posted: 4/25/2023

rosacea patient before and after photosWhile a conspicuously red face often signals the first appearance of rosacea, the papules and pustules that often follow are a significant cause of embarrassment, anxiety and depression, according to recent studies.

Rapid Effectiveness, Tolerability of Advanced Rosacea Therapy Discussed at AAD Annual Meeting

Posted: 4/17/2023

2023 AAD Annual MeetingDermatologists discussed advanced medical therapies for rosacea and presented data on their tolerability and rapid effectiveness at the 2023 American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in New Orleans.

Fitglow Beauty & its Ties with Rosacea

Posted: 4/12/2023

Anna FitglowIn the rosacea community we all know that no one understands what it’s like unless they have battled with the skin issues we face. This can make finding the right skincare products difficult since rosacea isn’t always top of mind, especially when it comes to skincare that transitions to makeup.

Success Story: Daniella’s Rosacea Journey

Posted: 4/6/2023

DaniellaBumps. Blemishes. Redness. Pain. Daniella Arroyo suddenly started experiencing papulopustular rosacea following the birth of her daughter about 15 years ago.

Have Rosacea? Time and Treatment Are On Your Side

Posted: 4/1/2023

Rosacea Awareness Month Targeted rosacea therapies can lead to facial skin free of redness and blemishes, but only if these two key elements are also in place: the patient’s commitment to consistent adherence to the treatment plan and the patience to let it work.

Rosacea Looks Different in Skin of Color

Posted: 3/13/2023

rosacea patient of colorWhile rosacea is typically thought of as a disorder that affects people with light complexions, it occurs in people with darker skin as well.

Study Suggests Rosacea May Be More Complex in Women Over 45

Posted: 3/1/2023

female rosacea patientAs we age, our skin undergoes a series of changes and our risk increases for conditions like wrinkles, dry skin and rosacea. Most people with rosacea report their first symptoms appearing in their 30s, 40s or 50s. For women in particular, the changes in estrogen can contribute to diminished skin health and appearance.

Rosacea Awareness Month to Highlight Importance of Consistency and Patience When Trying New Therapies

Posted: 2/7/2023

Rosacea Awareness MonthAdvanced therapies designed to target rosacea’s disease processes combined with treatment plans tailored to each individual’s specific case have made it easier than ever for patients to achieve clear skin. But these treatment advances are only beneficial if sufferers have the patience to allow therapies to do their job.

Winter Woes: Tips for Skin Barrier Maintenance

Posted: 1/11/2023

winter snowThe outermost layer of skin, known as the stratum corneum, functions as a barrier to defend your body against environmental threats such as sun, wind, dry air, allergens and pollution, while simultaneously protecting your body’s critical moisture balance. The skin barrier in those affected by rosacea is often disrupted, leaving them more susceptible to dryness and irritation that could lead to a flare-up.

Patients Need Patience: Give Rosacea Therapy Time

Posted: 12/13/2022

rosacea patientIn a recent survey, the National Rosacea Society asked how long rosacea patients gave a new product or treatment to work before giving up on it. Over 75% said within a month, and more than half said two weeks or less. While our culture offers many opportunities for instant gratification, unfortunately the management of rosacea is not one of them.

NRS Awards 2022 Grants for Rosacea Research

Posted: 11/29/2022

NRS research grants The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has awarded funding for two new studies in addition to continuing support for two ongoing studies as part of its research grants program to increase knowledge and understanding of the potential causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to improvements in its treatment, prevention or potential cure

National Rosacea Society Celebrates 30 Years

Posted: 11/1/2022

NRS 30th anniversaryThe National Rosacea Society (NRS) celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022. The past three decades have seen tremendous progress toward fulfilling our mission of improving the lives of people with rosacea through awareness, education and support of medical research.

How to Reduce the Impact of Cosmetic Procedures on Rosacea

Posted: 10/11/2022

red laserFor most people with rosacea, symptoms typically begin after age 30, which may coincide with rising interest in reducing the signs of aging and associated cosmetic procedures. Since rosacea is a complex and often unpredictable condition, it’s important to understand how the most common procedures may impact symptoms and what can be done to minimize any unwanted side effects.

Which Comes First, the Rosacea Blemish or the Mite?

Posted: 9/14/2022

Demodex folliculorum miteResearchers have long observed that microscopic mites that live as scavengers on normal human skin tend to occur in greater numbers on the faces of rosacea patients.

Rosacea Success Story: Persistence + Teamwork = a Clear Complexion

Posted: 8/22/2022

For Natalie Flores, persistence paid off. Like many individuals with rosacea, she discounted the occasional redness that began occurring when she turned 30 years old.

“Just after 30, I noticed I would get that flushed redness, but it was pretty mild. I’m part Irish, and many people in my family had it,” Natalie said. But then it began to get worse. “When I was closer to 34-35, my face started getting redder. It felt like sunburn, but it wasn't. Then I got bumps and pimples,” she said.

Persistent Facial Redness is the Most Common and Bothersome Sign of Rosacea, Survey Finds

Posted: 8/2/2022

patient with persistent rednessThe great majority of rosacea patients have experienced persistent facial redness, and most of them report it is the most frequently bothersome sign they face, according to a recent National Rosacea Society (NRS) survey on rosacea redness sponsored by EPI Health. Furthermore, two-thirds reported experiencing flare-ups more than once a week.

Sun Protection is Key to Avoiding Rosacea Flares in Summer — and Year-Round

Posted: 7/13/2022

man on beachAre they isolated events or a trend? Extraordinary heat waves – extremes in high temperature and humidity – may be the norm rather than the exception this year as weather maps display the bright orange that signals the arrival of yet another round of very hot weather. For rosacea patients especially, these are reminders to take cover from the effects of the sun.