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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.



Don't Let Winter Leave You Dry

Posted: 1/7/2019

winter shoppers

Winter may seem to pose fewer risks for your sensitive skin, but don’t let the cold temperatures, winter sun, blustery winds and dry air catch up to you and cause a flare-up.



Rosacea May Be Underdiagnosed in Skin of Color

Posted: 12/17/2018

rosacea patient of color

A recent medical article reviewed epidemiological studies of rosacea in people of color and offered tips on how to better recognize its signs and symptoms in darker skin. 



Rosacea Often Runs in the Family, NRS Survey Shows

Posted: 12/3/2018

three generations

You may have gotten your eyebrows from your great uncle, your sense of humor from your grandma, and your rosacea from your parents, according to a recent NRS survey.



Rosacea Severity and Depression Linked in New Investigation

Posted: 11/19/2018

depression and rosacea

The holidays are a time for family gatherings and celebrations, but for many people dealing with both rosacea and depression, it can be the most difficult time of year.



Study Shows Coffee May Reduce Risk for Developing Rosacea

Posted: 11/5/2018

Researchers found that the more caffeinated coffee women drank, the lower their risk was for developing rosacea. 



NRS Research Grants Program Drives Key New Discoveries

Posted: 10/22/2018

genetic research on rosacea

Over the course of nearly two decades the National Rosacea Society (NRS) awarded more than $1.5 million in research grants, fostering dramatic strides in the understanding of rosacea.



Tips for Faring Fall Without a Flare-up

Posted: 10/1/2018

fall leaves

Autumn is in the air! And it may be giving you a rosacea flare-up.



Contact Allergies May be Common in Rosacea Patients

Posted: 9/17/2018

A recent study found a high rate of contact allergies in rosacea patients, and may help make it easier to read ingredient labels to determine which products to avoid. 



Don’t Invite Rosacea to Your Barbecue

Posted: 8/31/2018

Weekend cookouts can be a ton of fun, but for those with rosacea, they may require a little extra planning.



Study Finds Possible Link Between Kidney Disease and Rosacea

Posted: 8/23/2018

kidneys

A recent Taiwanese study found that rosacea patients may be at higher risk of chronic kidney disease.