Spotlight on Rosacea: Lifestyle and Genetics May Play Equal Roles
Monday, March 14, 2016
Derm RF


For the more than 16 million Americans that are estimated to suffer from rosacea today, the causes of this chronic skin condition have long been debated. The dreaded signs, including facial redness, bumps, visible blood vessels and watery eyes, associated with the disease have been historically attributed to emotional, environmental and food-related causes. Yet, recent findings suggest that genetics may play just as much of a role in rosacea as lifestyle.

Researchers at Case Western University published study findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (August 2015) showing that genetics seem to contribute to a substantial 46 percent of rosacea risk-making genetics the root of the problem nearly half the time. If you have a family history of rosacea, consult with your doctor and avoid triggers like alcohol, hot steam baths, spicy foods and caffeine, as well as minimizing stress and anxiety. You may want to see about getting DNA testing in Long Beach CA or an area closer to you, to see if you may be pre-disposed at getting this type of affliction.

When it comes to the environment, sun exposure remains a crucial factor in rosacea flare-ups, and experts recommend strict sun protection as the best defense. Case Western University study also revealed that obesity, alcohol and heart disease appear to raise the risk that skin patients will be “seeing red” from rosacea. Even hormones are believed to be a trigger.

While both genetics and environment appear to equally cause rosacea, there’s unfortunately no known cure. The good news for patients, however, is in the form of topical treatments and oral antibiotics that can provide relief for recurring inflammation and irritation. In the meantime, you can beat rosacea at its own game by treating the symptoms and making anti-rosacea lifestyle changes.

If you do not suffer from rosacea but still experience sensitive skin on a regular basis, SOOTHE Regimen is clinically tested to decrease visible redness, peeling, dryness and stinging, while shielding against environmental and biological aggressors-so you can stay on track to a healthy-looking, even-toned complexion.



Loading Comments...

post comment
†Comments are moderated and will not show up immediately.
Why Connect with a R+F Independent Consultant?
  • Get personalized product recommendations
  • Learn more about our products & offers
  • Receive ongoing skincare advice

Join our mailing list

*Your email and name are only used to keep you up to date on news from Rodan & Fields and dermRF and will not be sold or shared. Please see our privacy policy and terms and conditions



Learn more about
Expert support on your
journey to great skin
RF Connection
Get inspired by life changing stories of our Independent Consultants
Check it out

© 2020 Rodan + Fields About Privacy Policy Terms & Conditions Disclaimer