Rosacea is a chronic skin condition affecting approximately 16 million Americans. Although more women suffer from rosacea, it is more severe in men and generally appears after the 30th birthday. Rosacea generally starts as redness on the cheeks, chin, nose or forehead and in the early stages has a tendency to come and go. As time passes the redness becomes more constant and rosy.
Currently there is no cure for rosacea and the cause is unknown, but treatment is available to control or reverse its signs and symptoms. These physical conditions and foods should be avoided, as they may provoke rosacea; Direct sunlight without Titanium Dioxide Sunscreen, hot temperatures, vigorous exercise, hot showers and saunas, hot drinks, spicy foods, cold weather, alcohol consumption, smoking, medications that cause flushing such as niacin, nitroglycerin and nifedepine and topical steroids used on the skin area, such as hydrocortisone creams.