Understanding Rosacea: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

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Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by facial redness, visible blood vessels, and sometimes acne-like bumps. It predominantly affects the central face, including the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. Understanding rosacea, its triggers, and management strategies is crucial for those affected by or at risk of developing this condition.

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What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common but poorly understood long-term skin condition. It typically begins with episodes of flushing, where the skin turns red for a short period. Over time, other symptoms may develop, such as:

In severe cases, especially in men, the skin on the nose can become bulbous and swollen (rhinophyma). Additionally, some individuals might experience eye symptoms known as ocular rosacea, including red, irritated, or dry eyes and swollen eyelids.

Causes and Risk Factors

The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but it may be due to hereditary and environmental factors. Potential causes and risk factors include:


Identifying and avoiding triggers that exacerbate rosacea is a critical aspect of management. Common triggers include:

Prevention and Management

While there is no cure for rosacea, its symptoms can be managed and flare-ups minimized. Prevention and management strategies include:

Sun Protection

Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

Gentle Skincare

Use mild, non-abrasive, and alcohol-free skin care products. Incorporate products specifically designed for sensitive or rosacea-prone skin. Products like Cleared Acne Moisturizer contain antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which make them effective in treating skin conditions like acne and rosacea.

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition requiring careful management and lifestyle adjustments. Understanding your triggers, practicing good skincare, and seeking medical advice are key steps in managing this condition. While rosacea can be challenging, many people successfully manage their symptoms and lead a normal, active life.

At Su-Skin, we understand how frustrating rosacea can be. We offer free skin consultations to help you develop a personalized skincare routine that addresses your specific needs. Our experienced team can help you identify triggers and recommend products formulated for sensitive rosacea-prone skin.

Schedule your free consultation today at 239-603-6282 or message us online and take control of your rosacea!