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Is It Maskne, or Rosacea? An Expert Derm Shares Tips for Managing Both

 

One of the in-the-grand-scheme-of-things-not-that-bad-but-in-the-moment-very-annoying side effects of 2020? Maskne.

And while bumps and blemishes on your face may be linked to wearing your trusty mask, if you have rosacea, you could also be having a rosacea flare. The icing on the cake? It’s common for adults to struggle with both. In fact, an estimated 16 million Americans have rosacea, and up to 50 million have acne, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

“The reasoning is unknown, but rosacea often develops in adulthood, and hormonal fluctuations may play a role, which is often also a trigger for adult-onset acne,” says Rachel Nazarian, MD, FAAD, board-certified dermatologist in New York City.

 

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Source : Well+Good – Is It Maskne, or Rosacea? An Expert Derm Shares Tips for Managing Both Edited By, Well+Good Editors

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