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Tips

Shaving Tips for Men

Although rosacea is diagnosed up to three times more often in women, men with rosacea must deal with a skincare challenge of their own: shaving, which may lead to irritation and intensify skin problems. Here are a few shaving tips for rosacea patients with sensitive skin. 

  • Consider using an electric razor to avoid the irritation of a dull razor blade. 

  • Make sure you have plenty of time set aside to shave. Don’t rush! Rushing increases the chance of mistakes, cuts and further skin irritation.

Tips for Avoiding Flare-ups in a Car

Sun exposure stands at the top of the list for rosacea triggers, and if you suffer from rosacea, you may unknowingly be overlooking one of the biggest culprits for exposure in your day-to-day activities: driving! Here are some tips to keep in mind.

  • Stay calm. Stress is another top rosacea trigger, and during “road rage” your heart rate goes up, breathing accelerates, sweat production increases and your blood vessels dilate. Avoid a flare-up due to the stress of driving by practicing calming techniques.

Tips for Visiting a Salon or Day Spa

Especially when under stress, a day of pampering at the salon or day spa can be a good way to relax and unwind. But if the itinerary includes a facial, it is important to take steps to ensure a positive experience.

•  Call ahead. Do a little research and find out if the salon or spa you are considering has licensed aestheticians who have worked with patients with skin conditions such as rosacea.

Tips for Coping with the Holidays

Regular routines often fly out the window when juggling the demands of a busy holiday season, but making time for yourself might be just what you need to ward off a rosacea flare-up. Here are some tips to help you navigate the weeks ahead:

•  Follow your prescribed medical therapy.  The stress of trying to do too much could lead to an outbreak, so it is more important than ever to use your rosacea medication.

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