About 16 million Americans have rosacea, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association. For those unfamiliar, the skin condition is “a common chronic inflammation” that tends to primarily affect the skin around the eyebrows, cheeks, chin and nose, says New York City-based dermatologist Shereene Idriss, MD, to start the latest videos from Curls‘s Skinfluencer series.
In the first video, Dr. Idriss breaks down the four types of rosacea – erythematotelangiectatic, papulopustular, phymatous and ocular – and their effects with the help of pictures. The causes of rosacea aren’t fully understood yet, but she says “genetics definitely play a role, so if your mom has it, you’ll probably get it, too.” She also explains how the sun and a damaged skin barrier can make symptoms worse.
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After covering the basics, Dr. Idripped down rosacea triggers, including some popular things and activities like coffee and hot yoga – she reveals the rest in the second video below. Overall, try to avoid anything “that can dilate your blood vessels, which means it expands blood flow to your face,” she notes. She also explains how sun damage can make symptoms worse and how best to protect yourself – note: it includes a little thing called SPF.
The last video from Dr. Idriss shares four over-the-counter products that may help counteract some of the symptoms of rosacea. She first pulls out the Soothing Radiance Mask by Eau Thermale Avène. “Avène is a French pharmacy brand that sources their water from their mineral-rich springs to minimize overall redness,” she says. Next, she suggests using Panoxyl Acne Creamy Wash as the benzoyl peroxide in the formula can help minimize flare-ups and breakouts.
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