rosacea

noun
ro·​sa·​cea | \rō-ˈzā-sh(ē-)ə \

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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Chyla also notes that exposing your skin to wildly different temperatures can dilate the skin's blood vessels and exacerbate rosacea. Ella Cerón, Teen Vogue, "How to Fight Acne and Dry Skin in Winter," 13 Nov. 2018 Again, Sir John doesn't mention dark circles or rosacea. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Inside the "Boy Beat" Makeup Trend That's Polarizing Instagram," 19 Mar. 2018 Burning and stinging is common, but—and this is a big distinction—rosacea doesn’t usually present with itching. Ruby Buddemeyer, Marie Claire, "Behold: The 5 Most Likely Causes for Those Random Red Spots on Your Skin," 14 Feb. 2018 That irritation would overwhelm skin that is already inflamed from acne or rosacea. Crystal Martin, New York Times, "Exfoliation Tips for the Best Skin Ever," 25 June 2018 Dermatologists often recommend this superstar SPF, too; the brand made the cut in our roundups of the best sunscreens for sensitive skin, best moisturizers for people with rosacea, best anti-aging products of all time, and others. Kathleen Mulpeter, Health.com, "Drew Barrymore Swears By This 'Amazing' Lightweight Sunscreen That Doesn't Cause Breakouts," 4 June 2018 And the fact that Trump's use of the hair-loss and rosacea drugs was obscured in the first place suggests that Bornstein wasn't allowed to be particularly forthcoming. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "The crazy ‘raid’ of Trump’s former doctor," 1 May 2018 His past medical history includes hypercholesterolemia and rosacea. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "The White House Doctor Called President Trump's Health 'Excellent.' Here's the Full Summary of His Physical Exam," 18 Jan. 2018 This may be due to a skin condition like rosacea or eczema, or it mightbe from overexfoliating or OD-ing on an intense active retinol. Katheryn Erickson, Glamour, "Why You're Probably Overwashing Your Face," 2 May 2018

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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 \

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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