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Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by redness, pimples and, in advanced stages, thickened skin. It usually occurs on the face and presents as flushing on the nose, cheeks and chin. In some cases, rosacea may be accompanied by a burning sensation. Rosacea is considered a sensitive skin condition. Therefore, certain products should be avoided to avoid aggravating the condition.

Symptoms of Rosacea:

There are various forms of rosacea, each with its own set of symptoms. Of these, the most common include:

  • Redness
  • Sensitive skin
  • Dry, rough or scaly skin
  • Acne-like breakouts
  • Visible, broken blood vessels

Causes of Rosacea:

The cause of rosacea is not yet determined, but experts suspect it stems from a combination of genes and environmental factors. Some factors may trigger a rosacea outbreak, including:

  • Eating certain foods
  • Drinking hot beverages
  • Having a certain intestinal bacteria

Treatments for Rosacea:

While rosacea cannot be cured, there are a variety of treatments to keep symptoms at bay. These may include a combination of self-care and dermatological interventions, including:

  • Avoid triggering products
  • Avoid triggering foods
  • Laser and light therapy
  • Microdermabrasion

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