Rosacea is an extremely common skin condition among Irish people with 1 in 10 people experience redness and blushing flushing of the cheeks, chin and nose.  Rosacea is thought to affect more women than men, yet symptoms tend to appear worse in males.  The exact cause of rosacea is unknown however a number of trigger factors have been identified to include spicy foods, sunlight, alcohol, cold/hot drinks and stress.

Although there is no permanent cure symptoms can be treated.  It is vital to identify trigger factors and practicing avoidance with the most common one being sunlight or UV light.

Medications available for prescription include topical creams and gels and oral antibiotics.  It is important to attend your G.P. for advice and for referral to a dermatologist for further advice and treatment

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, Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specalist for 10 years but skincare and aesthetics addict for longer.
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  1. Annmarie mccafferty says:

    Hi selene..what is best skincare regime for 25 year old male with what looks like rosacea…now flared up after spell of sunshine!..a simple regime and products you would recommend..thanks annmarie

    • Hi Ann Mare
      Have a look at the sensibio range from Bioderma. Try the cleanser and moisturiser. Also get a factor 50 to use every day. Bioderma also have a factor 50 in the range.

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