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How can sun damage lead to rosacea?

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Sun rays are powerful enough to harm the small blood vessels under your skin. So when you blush or flush, fluid leaks out and causes red blotches and bumps on your face. It usually comes and goes at first, but the condition can stick around over time. It’s most common in white women between the ages 30 and 60.

SOURCES:

American Skin Association: “Sun Safety.”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

FDA.

CDC.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Skin Cancer Foundation.

Richard G. Glogau, MD, clinical professor of dermatology, University of California, San Francisco.

Cleveland Clinic: “The Aging Skin.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 6, 2019

SOURCES:

American Skin Association: “Sun Safety.”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

FDA.

CDC.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Skin Cancer Foundation.

Richard G. Glogau, MD, clinical professor of dermatology, University of California, San Francisco.

Cleveland Clinic: “The Aging Skin.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 6, 2019

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