Rosacea: An Introduction

Important Things to Note

  • Rosacea is not acne, but can be present at the same time as acne.
  • Rosacea is a progressive skin disease and must be taken seriously.
  • Rosacea is not just sensitive skin or "a couperose" skin .
  • Rosacea is not caused by unclean skin -- aggressive facial cleansing and exfoliating regimens are likely to worsen the condition by sensitizing rosaceous skin further.
  • Do not use strong anti-microbial skin care products (such as those containing benzoyl peroxide) on rosacea; rosacea papules and rosacea pustules are not the result of bacteria.


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