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How to Identify What’s Triggering Your Rosacea

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Think you have rosacea? You’re not alone. According to the National Rosacea Society, 16 million Americans and an estimated 415 million people worldwide suffer from rosacea, with many unaware they have it until they’re diagnosed by a physician. Allure asked dermatologists to break down exactly what rosacea is, what triggers it, and how should you update your skin-care regimen if you have it.

What is rosacea?

Most patients will experience a flushed look to the skin. Rosacea is described as an inflammatory disorder — it’s exacerbated by things that irritate the skin. As New York-based, board-certified dermatologist Michele Farber explains, there are four subsets of rosacea, which can overlap and shift between each other. Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, or ETR, is characterized by flushing with persistent facial redness. You may also see visible blood vessels. The second type is papulopustular, or acne rosacea, and includes red bumps on the forehead and cheeks on a red, irritated-looking skin tone.

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Source: Allure – How to Identify What’s Triggering Your Rosacea By, Kirbie Johnson


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