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Rosacea during Charlotte winters

Rosacea sufferers know that a tremendous number of things can cause a flareup. This includes everything from food and drink to changes in the weather. For the purpose of this article, we are going to focus on the effects of cold weather because, as they say, “Tis the season.” Rosacea is a skin condition that is commonly found in people over the age of 30. Its main characteristic is redness on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. Depending upon the severity of the condition, bumps or pimples can develop or blood vessels on the face become prevalent. In some cases, a person may experience thickening of the skin.

Managing rosacea

Currently, there is no cure for rosacea, but there are some rather effective ways to help control during the winter. Wintertime can add multiple factors beyond seasonal changes. Flareups can also be triggered by the stress of the holidays, sleep deprivation, an abundance of spicy foods, drinking more alcohol, travel, and being sick with a cold or flu. Rosacea is often characterized by sensitive skin, and the typically dry, cold weather can exacerbate this. The first step towards management of rosacea flareups is to be consistent with the medication or skin care regimen that your dermatologist recommends. Additionally, consider the following ways to manage your condition in the wintertime:

  1. Use a gentle moisturizer

It’s important to pick the right moisturizer if you have rosacea. Some lotions or skin creams can actually make the condition worse. Make sure that your moisturizer does not contain fragrances or abrasive ingredients. It should also provide an SPF of 30 or higher.

  1. Use a humidifier

Winter weather and indoor heating really wicks the moisture out of your skin. Humidifiers can keep moisture in the air and can also help you to avoid chapped lips, and nose bleeds.

  1. Get proper sleep

Regardless of the time of year or the season, the proper amount of rest and sleep is the foundation of good health. It is a factor in everything from improving memory to boosting of the immune system. Proper and consistent sleep will help keep your rosacea manageable.

Rosacea treatment at Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte

If you are seeking solutions for problems rosacea flareups, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide a safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment. Dr. Nixon is a board-certified dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns.

Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. In addition to chemical peels, they provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. They are equipped for treatment of both adult and pediatric patients. Call their office today for a complementary consultation to determine your acne treatment needs.

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