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July 16, 2006

All About Rosacea

I think I may have Rosacea!! I was talking to a client (who happens to be a doctor who diagnosed themselves with the condition) and we share many of the same symptoms. Facial redness and eruption of bumps and even eye irritation are included among the symptoms. Triggers include sun exposure, alcohol and spicy food, and physical exertion. The condition shows up most commonly in fair-skinned individuals of northern European descent.

Some of the things I have been doing to control the redness are recommended on the website. Gentle soap, moisturizer with SPF 15, and avoiding the sun (because I'm very fair skinned and concerned about cancer) are some of the things I do to treat my face. I also use a powder foundation which evens out my skin tone, but because my job requires physical exertion, my makeup is usually melted by about three in the afternoon. Unfortunately I like spicy food and an occasional beer which are things that can cause a flare-up.

Posted by linda at July 16, 2006 9:05 AM

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