There are so many misunderstandings and myths about rosacea and knowing the facts about rosacea can help you in making positive decisions about the health and treatment of your skin.

The time worn theory that rosacea is caused by excessive alcohol consumption is simply not true. What is true is that when people drink too much alcohol their facial skin may develop a flushed appearance but this is caused by the alcohol dehydrating the body resulting in a more rapid rush of blood to the skin’s surface layers of skin to replace the moisture lost due to dehydration. This would also explain why some people develop a more pronounced alcohol flush than others.

Another theory that is running rampant these days is that mites cause rosacea. This theory has been bounced around the dermatology circles for years with no real basis. The fact is everyone has mites and skin bacteria […]