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The month of April begins with Fool’s Day and is also home to the dreaded Tax Day, April 15, a handful of holidays, not to mention the showers that are supposed to usher in May’s flowers. April is also Rosacea Awareness Month.
While rosacea awareness may not get as much attention as the other April milestones, it’s a big deal for the 16 million Americans and 415 million people worldwide who live with facial redness and flushing, swollen red bumps, eye problems and thickened skin of rosacea.
Rosacea can have dramatic effects on a person’s self-confidence and self-esteem. Nearly 90 percent of people with rosacea said this condition had lowered their self-confidence and self-estee
April has been designated Rosacea Awareness Month for good reason. The common but poorly understood skin condition affects more than 16 million Americans, yet most of them don’t know it. That doesn’t keep them from suffering from the condition, especially the emotional pain of a chronically red and/or sometimes broken out face.
In a recent survey of 1,675 rosacea patients conducted by the National Rosacea Society, 90% said that the condition’s effect on their appearance has lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem. Eighty-eight percent reported suffering embarrassment, not to mention a whole range of other negative feelings, including, frustration, anxiety, helplessness, depres
Ruddy, red cheeks are the hallmark of rosacea, but the 16 million people who live with it often have other symptoms too, including red pimples and pustules, flushing and dilated blood vessels, swelling and eye irritation. And it can get worse as you get older.
Rosacea symptoms tend to act up as winter turns to spring due to temperature changes, according to the National Rosacea Society. But getting your rosacea in check could be as easy as 1, 2, and 3.
1. Preventing Flares
Know your rosacea triggers, and take measures to avoid them. For some people, triggers include sun, spicy foods, alcohol, stress, or hot beverages. Keep a diary to get a better handle on yours.
2. Smarter Ski
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April is Rosacea Awareness Month. A common but often misunderstood skin condition, rosacea affects as many as 16 million Americans according to the National Rosacea Society, though many of those afflicted may not even realize it. Symptoms include redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead, small visible blood vessels on the face, bumps or pimples, and watery, irritated eyes. Unfortunately, there is no known cause of rosacea, nor is there a cure, but numerous treatments and products on the market today can help control the visible symptoms of the skin disorder.
For example, a dermatologist may treat the redness associated with rosacea with a laser such as the Vbeam from Candela, whic