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Leading Dermatologists Urge Greater Focus on Facial Redness at NRS Roundtable

Posted: 5/12/2020

facial erythemaNew developments in rosacea call for dermatologists to place greater emphasis on addressing persistent facial redness (erythema), according to experts at a recent National Rosacea Society (NRS) roundtable to provide an update on this key aspect of the disorder, based on the new standard classification system, recent burden-of-illness study results, new standard management options and significant advances in medical t



Researchers Find Differences in the Microbiome of Rosacea Skin

Posted: 5/4/2020

C. acnes bacteriaEvery person is host to a natural mix of bacteria, fungi and viruses — they are normal inhabitants of the skin, known as the skin microbiome. But the makeup of that community may be very different in those with rosacea, according to the results of a recent NRS-funded study comparing the bacteria found on the faces of rosacea patients and people without the condition.



Avoiding Rosacea Flare-ups During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted: 4/22/2020

woman wearing covid-19 maskThe Covid-19 pandemic is omnipresent in the lives of most Americans right now.



Rosacea Awareness Month Highlights New Treatment Options for Life-Disruptive Disorder Affecting 16 Million Americans

Posted: 4/1/2020

Rosacea Awareness MonthIncreased medical understanding has led to significant advances in the control of rosacea, allowing many of those who suffer from this chronic red-faced disorder to live free of its conspicuous and embarrassing symptoms for the first time.



New Study Finds High Rate of Ocular Rosacea in Women with Dark Skin

Posted: 3/24/2020

arab womanThe Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology recently published a study on the impact of rosacea on the eyes, known as ocular rosacea, which may carry implications for physicians and rosacea patients alike.



Red Carpet, Red Face: Rosacea in Hollywood

Posted: 2/5/2020

Julia Fox and Renee ZellwegerMillions of viewers worldwide tune into the Oscars broadcast every year, and from the moment actors meet photographers on the red carpet, a spotlight shines on them, showing off their glamorous appearance and highlighting any flaws or blemishes as well.



NRS Announces New Research Grant

Posted: 1/6/2020

rosacea patient with telangiectasiaThe NRS Research Grants Program has awarded funding for a new study, in addition to continued support for three ongoing studies, in its mission to help increase knowledge and understanding of the causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to improvement in its management, prevention or potential cure.



Enjoy Holiday Beverages without the Flare-ups!

Posted: 12/12/2019

holiday drinksThe holiday season is here and so are the numerous social engagements and family events that mark this time of year.

Eggnog, mulled wine and hot cider are often regular attendees at events like this. For some, an initial pit stop at the bar before mingling can ease social anxiety, and grabbing a refill is a great excuse for a break in conversation.



NRS Research Grants Program Marks 20 Years

Posted: 11/14/2019

NRS Research Grants Program marks 20 yearsMore than two decades ago, rosacea was a poorly understood condition that was often considered a rare disease. Today it is estimated that more than 16 million Americans suffer from its conspicuous and embarrassing signs and symptoms, and the good news is that the advancement of scientific knowledge and treatment of rosacea has kept pace with its far wider recognition.



Best Practices for Using Makeup on Rosacea Skin

Posted: 10/21/2019

Talonted LexMakeup and skincare products may sometimes seem intimidating or downright risky for someone dealing with sensitive skin, but the ability to safely disguise rosacea’s symptoms can be an empowering weapon in the arsenal of any rosacea patient.



Severity of Rhinophyma Linked to Alcohol Intake

Posted: 9/4/2019

W.C. FieldsSometimes there’s some truth to the myth. The red, swollen and bumpy nose of rhinophyma (pronounced “rye-no-FY-muh”) was long associated in popular discourse with heavy alcohol consumption; it’s been historically referred to as drinker’s nose, and W.C.



National Rosacea Society Offers New ‘Recognizing Redness’ Patient Tool

Posted: 8/14/2019

Recognizing Rosacea bookletThe National Rosacea Society has introduced an innovative public service booklet called “Recognizing Redness” to help rosacea sufferers assess facial redness, the primary diagnostic feature of this chronic facial skin disorder that affects more than 16 million Americans.



Picking the Right Sunscreen for Rosacea and the Environment

Posted: 8/1/2019

baby with sunscreenThe American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 3.5 million Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in 2019, making this risk associated with sun exposure a very compelling reason for protecting yourself from the sun. Yet for rosacea patients there is even more reason for sun protection, as sun exposure is one of the most common triggers for rosacea flare-ups.



Differentiating Acne and Rosacea in Latin American Skin

Posted: 7/1/2019

Latin-American womenInflammatory acne and rosacea are both common in Latin Americans, but because rosacea is usually associated with lighter skin tones, it is often missed or misdiagnosed in those with darker skin, according to a recent article in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.



Why Is There Acid in My Face Wash?

Posted: 6/17/2019

acid in skin care products After a rosacea flare-up, have you turned to the backs of product bottles to determine what may have irritated your skin, and discovered an acid listed as a major component? That’s not necessarily a bad thing.



New Rosacea Survey Shows Positive Impact of Clear Skin

Posted: 6/3/2019

woman looking at herself in a mirrorA recent National Rosacea Society (NRS) survey found that highly successful medical treatment for rosacea often has a major positive impact on patients’ lives.



New Study Clarifies Role of Mast Cells in Rosacea

Posted: 5/13/2019

mast cellsA new advance in the understanding of mast cells, located at the interface between the nervous and vascular systems, in the development of rosacea is at the center of a recent study funded by a National Rosacea Society research grant and conducted by a team led by Dr. Anna Di Nardo, professor of medicine at the University of California-San Diego.



“Almost Clear” is Only Almost Good Enough

Posted: 4/29/2019

2019 AAD annual meeting“I want to ask the question, who on earth wants to be nearly clear if they can be clear?” asked Dr. Hilary Baldwin, associate professor of dermatology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, at the start of a presentation on the importance of achieving full remission in rosacea at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in March.



Studies Find Rosacea May Lead to Increased Oxidative Stress

Posted: 4/15/2019

fruits are a natural source of antioxidantsTwo recent studies found that rosacea patients had elevated levels of oxidative stress, or an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the blood.



Rosacea Awareness Month Highlights Benefits of Medical Therapy

Posted: 4/1/2019

Rosacea Awareness MonthRosacea can be a vicious cycle. The more you worry about its dreaded appearance, the likelier the stress may cause it to come crashing in at the worst possible time, showing up in the most conspicuous and embarrassing place—the face—as a redness that won’t go away, often with unsightly bumps and pimples. Fortunately today, rosacea sufferers have more reason than ever to be optimistic.



Doctors Must Consider Skin Sensitivity, Emotional Impact of Symptoms

Posted: 3/25/2019

2019 AAD annual meeting in Washington, DCDuring a scientific session at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in Washington, DC earlier this month, Dr. Yolanda Helfrich, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Michigan, provided an overview of current treatment options for rosacea, and offered recommendations to physicians to keep in mind when evaluating a rosacea patient for the first time.



Separating Good and Bad Alcohol in Skincare Products

Posted: 3/5/2019

skin cream tubeWe all know many rosacea patients are affected by alcohol, but what about the alcohol hiding in your medicine cabinet? When you read the ingredient label on the back of a skincare product, you may discover multiple varieties of alcohol listed. Each of these can serve a different purpose, which may or may not be problematic for rosacea skin.



Welcome to the Redesigned Rosacea.org

Posted: 2/20/2019
Things may look a little different around here! Rosacea.org has been relaunched with a new mobile-oriented design, which should make it easier than ever for rosacea sufferers and the public to learn about this chronic, life-disruptive disorder estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans and approximately 415 million worldwide.


Study Connects Muscle Mass and Rosacea Severity

Posted: 2/4/2019

woman exercises on leg press machine

If you made a new year’s resolution to get more exercise, you’ll be happy to know that lifting weights may positively affect the appearance of your skin too!



Tips for Rosacea-Friendly Skin Care

Posted: 1/21/2019

woman looking in mirror

Because rosacea skin can be so sensitive, it’s important to know what’s in those products and avoid ingredients and products that could cause a flare-up.