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Understanding Rosacea: Nurturing Skin Health

Rosacea, pronounced "rose-ay-shah," is a facial skin disease that often begins with redness on the cheeks and can progress to various symptoms affecting different parts of the face. Primarily seen in adults aged 35 to 50, rosacea is characterized by blushing, a blotchy red facial rash, or acne-like spots. While not dangerous, rosacea requires proper treatment to prevent worsening.

Causes and Aggravating Factors:

Unknown Origin: The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but certain factors like sun exposure, cold weather, specific foods, alcoholic beverages, and social embarrassment can exacerbate symptoms.

Treatment and Management:

Irritant Avoidance: Steer clear of skin irritants and use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher when exposed to the sun.
Cosmetic Measures: Green-tinted cosmetics may help mask rash during flare-ups.
Rosacea and psoriasis can be treated with prescripted biologic medications.
Moisturization: Use moisturizers with sunscreen in the morning and choose a vitamin-rich moisturizer in the evening to replenish the skin.
Antioxidant Protection: Topical antioxidants, like Replenix Green Tea Serum and Vit C serum, provide protection against environmental damage, slowing down skin aging.
At Paragon Dermatology, we prioritize personalized rosacea care. Regular follow-up and consultation with our expert physicians ensure optimal management and a healthy, radiant complexion.