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Study Delves Deeper into Rosacea and Headaches

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woman rubbing her temples because she has a headacheA recent study in Turkey examined the relationship between rosacea and headaches, and found that different types of headaches were significantly associated with certain presentations of rosacea, and that those with moderate or severe rosacea were more likely to experience headaches.



National Rosacea Society Launches New Seal of Acceptance for Skin Care and Cosmetic Products

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NRS Seal of Acceptance GraphicFor the first time, consumers shopping for skin care products and cosmetics that are suitable for people who suffer from rosacea — a chronic red-faced skin disorder affecting 1 in 20 Americans that is often characterized by flare-ups and remissions — will be able to look for a Seal of Acceptance from the National Rosacea Society (NRS).



New Study Finds IBD May Lead to Rosacea

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gastrointestinal disorderFor the first time, a new study from China shows that the presence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a well-known comorbidity of rosacea, as well as its subtypes, Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), may lead to rosacea, according to the report published in the scientific journal Nature Scientific Reports. 



National Rosacea Society Awards 2023 Grants for Rosacea Research

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NRS Research Grants 2023The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has awarded funding for one new study, 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.



Are Sugary Sweets a Treat or Trick for Rosacea Sufferers?

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candy cornThe biggest candy buying holiday of the year, Halloween, is around the corner. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will spend $3.6 billion on Halloween candy in 2023. With all that candy around, it’s a good time to talk about what the research tells us when it comes to the link between rosacea and dietary sugar.



New Research Shows Potential Pathway from Demodex Mites to Flare-ups

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demodex mite under microscopeAre they a cause or simply a coincidence? Demodex mites have long been a conundrum for rosacea patients. Unlike other environmental triggers, they are unavoidable, as they are normal inhabitants of facial skin,1 but they do exist in greater numbers on the skin of individuals with rosacea.2,3



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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.