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Tips for Coping with the Holidays

Regular routines often fly out the window when juggling the demands of a busy holiday season, but making time for yourself might be just what you need to ward off a rosacea flare-up. Here are some tips to help you navigate the weeks ahead:

•  Follow your prescribed medical therapy.  The stress of trying to do too much could lead to an outbreak, so it is more important than ever to use your rosacea medication.

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Tips for Preparing For Social Events

Whether the occasion is a family wedding, a business dinner or a “night on the town,” the desire to look your best is the same.  Here are tips on how to avoid or cope with a flare-up that might otherwise put a damper on the festivities.

Tips for Deflecting Hurtful Comments

While most people are not intentionally cruel, sometimes they say things without thinking.  A joke about an alcoholic’s red, bulbous nose, for instance, can be particularly painful to someone who suffers from rhinophyma (thickening of skin around the nose).  Here are some suggestions for dealing with such situations.

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Tips for Controlling Alcohol Flare-Ups

While beer, wine or cocktails may play a role in many social events, rosacea patients who are prone to alcohol-related flare-ups often feel vulnerable when it comes time to raise a toast.  Here are some tips to help you feel more at ease when the drinks are flowing freely.

•  Avoid red wine.  Red wine and rosacea flare-ups go hand-in-hand for many sufferers and the best way to lessen the effects is to avoid it.

Tips for Avoiding Fall Flare-Ups

The stronger winds and cooler temperatures of autumn may trigger rosacea flare-ups.  Manage your rosacea and enjoy the season with some helpful tips:

  Beat indoor heat.  Adjust your thermostat to the lowest comfortable setting and use an indoor humidifier to prevent air dryness.

  Combat the wind.  Use a scarf to protect your face.  For those with ocular rosacea, sunglasses with UV protection may be an option to protect the eyes.

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Safety Tips for Skin Procedures

Many spas, salons and clinics offer cosmetic procedures touted to make your skin look younger and healthier, but rosacea patients with sensitive skin need to be particularly aware of potential side effects.  Here are some tips to keep in mind when considering such treatment:

Tips for Protecting Skin from the Sun

Sun exposure is a leading rosacea trigger, so here are some tips to help you to safely survive the spring and summer sun:

•  Find the right sunscreen formula.  There are two types of damaging rays: In general, UVA rays age skin; UVB rays burn it.  Not all sunscreens protect against both types, so look for non-chemical sunscreens that contain zinc or titanium dioxide and an SPF of 15 or higher.

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Tips on Identifying Rosacea Triggers

While the list of potential lifestyle and environmental factors that may aggravate rosacea is long – ranging from sun and wind to spicy foods, heavy exercise and heated beverages – not everyone is affected by them all. With a little detective work, you can identify and avoid only those things that affect your individual case.

Tips for Talking with Your Doctor

Your dermatologist can be your best defense in keeping your rosacea at bay. Here are some tips to maximize your office visits:

Tips for Skillfully Using Cosmetics

Cosmetics can instantly improve the look of your skin and boost your self-confidence about your appearance. Here are some tips to help you look and feel your best.

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