More 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.
Makeup 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.
Sometimes 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Inflammatory 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.
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.
A recent National Rosacea Society (NRS) survey found that highly successful medical treatment for rosacea often has a major positive impact on patients’ lives.
A 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.
“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.
Rosacea 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.
During 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.
We 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers found that the more caffeinated coffee women drank, the lower their risk was for developing 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.
Autumn is in the air! And it may be giving you a rosacea flare-up.
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.