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Tips for Identifying Rosacea Triggers

Discovering and avoiding your own individual rosacea tripwires can be a challenge. While the list of lifestyle and environmental factors that may aggravate rosacea is long -- ranging from sun and wind to spicy foods, heavy exercise and hot baths -- not everyone is affected by them all. Here's how to pinpoint and avoid those potential rosacea triggers that may affect your individual case.

 

Tips for Taking Flattering Photos

Has your rosacea made you camera shy? Here are some ways you can put your best face forward for the camera.

Tips for Discussing Rosacea with Others

Perhaps your rosacea once seemed like a private affair, but you sense those around you may be wondering what is going on with your face. Here are some ways you can discuss rosacea without turning red.

Tips for Toning Down Rosacea Redness

One of the biggest daily challenges for rosacea sufferers is keeping their facial redness in check. Here are some ways you can tone down rosacea redness.

  • Try camouflaging makeup. There are several green-tinted foundations, concealer sticks and even green-tinted moisturizers on the market. The green color helps counter the red appearance, and can be used under other skin-tone foundations.

Tips for Controlling Rosacea on Vacation

For most people, taking a summer vacation is a pleasant break from their normal routines. However, rosacea sufferers must be sure to continue their daily efforts to control this chronic and often relapsing condition. Here are some tips for enjoying your getaway, while keeping your rosacea in check.

Tips on What to Tell or Ask Your Doctor

Rosacea can be a complex disorder with a diverse range of symptoms that can be triggered or aggravated by an even wider array of potential lifestyle and environmental factors. Because this is a chronic condition that is treated with prescription medications, periodic visits with your dermatologist are likely. Here are some ways you can make those visits especially worthwhile.

  • Prepare for your visit. If you have concerns or Questions about your rosacea, write them down and take them with you.

Tips for the Holidays

Socializing can be intimidating any time of year for rosacea sufferers worried about flare-ups. The fast pace of the holidays can intensify the anxiety. Here are some tips to make "good vibrations" during this festive season.

  • Don't minimize the importance of consistent medical therapy and lifestyle changes to avoid factors that may aggravate your individual condition. Patients who use medication as prescribed and avoid rosacea tripwires report the best success in controlling their symptoms.

Tips on Educating Others About Rosacea

Since knowledge leads to understanding, taking the initiative to inform others about rosacea can put them at ease and make a difference in relationships with others. Here are some ways you can pass on information about rosacea to family, friends, acquaintances and co-workers.

  • Look for opportune moments to discuss rosacea. When the conversation seems right, casually mention you have rosacea, a facial condition that affects an estimated 13 million Americans and is becoming more prevalent as the baby boom generation enters the most susceptible ages.

Tips for Enjoying Summertime Foods

Summer is synonymous with outdoor barbecues and parties on the patio. While these warm-weather festivities are enjoyable, remember there is a diverse array of foods and beverages that may trigger a rosacea flare-up. Here are some common outdoor food items to avoid if they aggravate your condition.

Protection Tips for Changing Seasons

Many physicians report that spring is "rosacea season," since the changing weather can bring so many rosacea tripwires to the forefront. Here are tips for minimizing the impact of the changing seasons on your condition.

  • Limit exposure to wind and cold. When spending more time outdoors, avoid windy or cold days, and cover your face with a scarf when necessary.

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The National Rosacea Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people with rosacea by raising awareness, providing public health information and supporting medical research on this widespread but little-known disorder. The information the Society provides should not be considered medical advice, nor is it intended to replace

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