rosacea

noun
ro·​sa·​cea | \ rō-ˈzā-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce rosacea (audio) \

Definition of rosacea

: a chronic inflammatory skin disorder typically involving the nose, forehead, and chin that is characterized especially by redness, flushing, telangiectasia, inflamed lesions, and burning sensation, and sometimes by eye dryness and irritation and thickening of tissues especially of the nose

called also acne rosacea

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This moisturizer feels creamy yet lightweight and is gentle enough for rosacea-prone skin. Los Angeles Times, "Rosacea treatments: 10 creams, lotions and salves that promise to save your skin," 28 Aug. 2019 These harsher ingredients can excessively dry out the skin, exacerbate conditions like rosacea, and damage the skin barrier if used too frequently. Sara Coughlin, SELF, "What’s the Actual Deal With Skin Toners and Essences?," 9 July 2019 The fix for all of Hollywood’s acne, fine lines, rosacea, dry skin, oily skin, and dark circles? Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Will Drinking a Gallon of Water a Day Give You Perfect Skin? We Tested It Out," 9 Aug. 2018 There’s growing evidence that rosacea may take a toll on mental health. Nadia Berenstein, SELF, "Holiday Parties Bring Out the Worst of My Rosacea," 19 Dec. 2018 In reality, rosacea can be uncomfortable and itchy. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Inside the "Boy Beat" Makeup Trend That's Polarizing Instagram," 19 Mar. 2018 Heat can also exacerbate some skin conditions like rosacea. Korin Miller, SELF, "9 Questions That Will Help You Decode That Skin Rash," 22 Mar. 2019 Used in topical rosacea and acne treatments, synthetic versions help kill bacteria living in pores while reducing inflammation. Allure, "The Skin-Care Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You Need to Know," 17 Aug. 2018 For example, according to TCM, your chronic rosacea is probably aligned with other kinds of inflammation in your body, and that specific point on your face can be treated both externally and internally with needling. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "What Exactly Is Facial Acupuncture — And Why You Should Try It," 6 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of rosacea

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rosacea

short for New Latin acne rosacea rose-colored acne

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rosacea

noun
ro·​sa·​cea | \ rō-ˈzā-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce rosacea (audio) \

Medical Definition of rosacea

: a chronic inflammatory skin disorder typically involving the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin that is characterized especially by redness, flushing, telangiectasia, inflamed lesions, burning sensation, and sometimes eye dryness and irritation and thickening of tissues especially of the nose

called also acne rosacea

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