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How should you care for skin with rosacea?

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Outside, wear sunscreen that's a broad spectrum (blocks UVA and UVB rays) and SPF 30 or higher and a wide-brimmed hat that covers your face. Get out of the heat and sun and cool off in an air-conditioned room.

Use only gentle skin care products. Moisturize, especially in cold weather.

Massage your face. Start in the middle and gently rub your skin in a circular motion, working your way outward toward your ears.

A green-tinted cover-up on your face can hide redness and broken blood vessels.

If rosacea has made your eyes red and irritated, use a watered-down baby shampoo or eyelid cleaner to gently clean your eyelids every day. Also put a warm compress on your eyes a few times a day.

From: What Is Rosacea? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Rosacea: Signs and Symptoms," "Rosacea: Tips for Managing," "Rosacea: Who Gets and Causes."

Mayo Clinic: "Metronidazole (Oral Route)," "Rosacea: Self-Management," "Rosacea: Symptoms and causes," "Rosacea: Treatment."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Rosacea."

National Rosacea Society: "All About Rosacea," "Coping With Rosacea," "Lasers Used to Treat Some Rosacea Signs," "Understanding Rosacea."

NHS: "Rosacea -- Causes."

National Institutes of Health: "Red in the Face."

National Library of Medicine: "Azelaic Acid Topical."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 07, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Rosacea: Signs and Symptoms," "Rosacea: Tips for Managing," "Rosacea: Who Gets and Causes."

Mayo Clinic: "Metronidazole (Oral Route)," "Rosacea: Self-Management," "Rosacea: Symptoms and causes," "Rosacea: Treatment."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Rosacea."

National Rosacea Society: "All About Rosacea," "Coping With Rosacea," "Lasers Used to Treat Some Rosacea Signs," "Understanding Rosacea."

NHS: "Rosacea -- Causes."

National Institutes of Health: "Red in the Face."

National Library of Medicine: "Azelaic Acid Topical."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 07, 2019

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