One Minute Clinic: Rosacea

One Minute Clinic: Rosacea

What Is It?

Rosacea is a general term for redness of the face. Rosacea can cause facial redness with swollen red bumps, small visible blood vessels, and even persistent eye redness.  Additional symptoms include easy flushing, stinging, soreness, and dryness.

What Can Cause Rosacea Flare-ups?

While the cause of rosacea is unknown, for most people, rosacea flare-ups are brought on by a genetic predisposition combined with outside stimuli like red wine, coffee, and working out or even the weather.

What To Do About It

  • Avoid your triggers when possible. For some people, it is dairy and for others, it's gluten or alcohol. 
  • Choose calming, well-formulated skin care products with ingredients like squalane, vegetable oils, niacinamide, and glycerin. These are all well-studied ingredients that can be found in Doctor Rogers Skin Care. 
  • Zinc is also calming, so use sunscreens with 10% zinc or more. 
  • Maintain a healthy skin biome by taking skin probiotics. 

What Ingredients To Avoid

During a rosacea flare-up, avoid any actives like vitamin C, AHAs and BHAs, tretinoin, or retinol. Exfoliation, fragrance, and toners can also be irritating to your skin and should be avoided. 

Want to learn more? Check out the video below. 




Heather D. Rogers, MD stands apart in a world dominated by financially motivated endorsements. Her recommendations are thoroughly researched, focusing on effectiveness and safety. She prioritizes your skin and health over external pressures or personal gains. Driven by the need for superior options, she created Doctor Rogers Skin Care. Dr. Rogers is a double board certified dermatologist with two decades of experience. She sees 100+ patients per week as a full-time procedural dermatologist and surgeon at her practice Modern Dermatology in Seattle.

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