Yes, it’s nice to have a little bit of color on your cheeks and skin to make you look less washed out. However, if you have noticed that you have some hyperpigmentation or that your skin turns red easily, then you may have a skin condition called rosacea. If you are suffering from rosacea, it’s nice to be able to distinguish between fact and fiction. To help you better understand this skin disorder, we have created an article dispelling some common myths. Read on to learn more.
Myth #1: Spicy Foods Can Cause Rosacea
We’ve all seen old cartoons where a character eats something spicy and turns so red that fire comes out of their ears. Although spicy foods may cause your skin to become flushed, there is no direct association between spicy foods and rosacea. So, if you love pushing your taste buds to the limit, don’t let rosacea stand in your way.
Myth #2: There Is a Cure for Rosacea
Unfortunately, this is a big myth that many of our patients fall victim of. Currently, there is no said cure for rosacea. However, with the help of our doctors here at Skin & Laser Surgery Center, your symptoms can be decreased, and your redness can be reduced— leaving you in better shape than before.
Myth #3: Rosacea is Caused by Improper Hygiene
If you have recently spent a lot of time in the outdoors and away from the shower, you may think that a lack of proper hygiene can cause a rosacea breakout, but this just isn’t the case. The inflammation and irritation caused by rosacea have nothing to do with your hygiene habits— although, your significant other may thank you if you took a shower.
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Here at Skin & Laser Surgery Center, we treat a wide variety of skin conditions including rosacea. If you would like to learn more about rosacea and how it can be treated, contact Skin & Laser Surgery Center today to schedule an appointment!