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Did you know that rosacea can affect the eyes as well as the skin?
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.
While the warmer months are known to be difficult for many rosacea sufferers, wintertime poses its own challenges, and more than a third of rosacea patients have said it’s the hardest season of the year.
Those who suffer from the rosacea may often hear the same comments over and over again.
When rosacea patients think of triggers from foods or spices, they likely think of hot peppers as common rosacea irritants. However, there are other possibilities. A 2008 medical journal report, for example, noted the anecdotal case of a patient with subtype 2 rosacea who experienced a sudden spread of her symptoms after using 500-mg cinnamon supplements to help control blood sugar levels.
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.
Identifying and avoiding things that trigger symptoms in your individual case can help you to control your condition. Here are three easy ways to start tracking:
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.
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.