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Rosacea is a common facial eruption that occurs in patients over the age of 30, which is characterized by redness, telangiectasia, flushing, and acne papules and pustules. The skin lesions usually occur on the forehead, cheeks, and nose. Hot foods and drinks, alcohol, caffeine, heat, sunlight, and topical medications including some anti-wrinkle creams and chemical peels can exacerbate rosacea. The treatment of rosacea includes avoiding its exacerbating factors and also the use of prescription topical and systemic antibiotics.
Products that can be used to treat rosacea and sensitive skin other than prescription medications include:
- Antirougeurs Anti-Redness Dermo-Cleansing Fluid (Avéne)
- Thermal Spring Water (Avéne)