Rosacea Review - Newsletter of the National Rosacea SocietyRosacea Review - Newsletter of the National Rosacea Society

Published by the National Rosacea Society.
Editor: Dr. Julie Harper, president and owner, Dermatology and Skin Care Center of Birmingham
Managing Editor: Andrew Huff

Rosacea Review is a newsletter published by the National Rosacea Society for people with rosacea. The newsletter covers information pertaining to the disease and its control, including news on research, results of patient surveys, success stories, lifestyle and environmental factors, and tips on managing its signs and symptoms. To receive Rosacea Review by mail, please join the NRS. You can also sign up to receive the newsletter by email.

Spring 2024

Rosacea Awareness Month Highlights Importance of Skin Care in Treatment

While rosacea sufferers enjoy a wider range of therapeutic options than ever before, without proper skin care they may not get the most out of treatment, dermatologists warn. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to educate the public on this chronic facial skin disorder estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans, and to urge those who suspect they may have it to see a dermatologist for diagnosis, treatment and guidance on gentle skin care. 

Find Rosacea-Friendly Cosmetics & Skin Care

The NRS has introduced a new Seal of Acceptance program to identify gentle skin care and cosmetic products that have been clinically tested, expertly evaluated and found to be unlikely to irritate sensitive rosacea skin. Look for a growing list of products that have received the NRS Seal of Acceptance on Each listing includes a photo and description of the product with a link to learn more and purchase.

Common Acid Suppressants May Increase Risk of Rosacea, New Study Suggests

A new study from South Korea links the use of acid suppressants – proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs), widely used therapies for treatment of acid-related gastrointestinal diseases such as peptic ulcer disease, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and others – and increased risk of rosacea, according to a recent report in the Journal of Korean Medical Science.1

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