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Can rosacea be triggered by environmental factors?

Weather conditions can play a role in triggering or worsening rosacea symptoms for some individuals.

Here are some ways weather can affect rosacea:

Temperature Extremes: Both hot and cold temperatures can lead to flare-ups. Exposure to extreme heat, like during hot weather or in saunas, can cause flushing and redness. Similarly, cold weather and wind can also exacerbate symptoms.

Sun Exposure: Sunlight is a common trigger for rosacea. UV radiation can dilate blood vessels in the skin, resulting in increased redness and flushing. Sunburn can further aggravate symptoms and cause long-term skin damage.

Humidity: High humidity levels can lead to increased sweating, which may worsen rosacea symptoms. Humid conditions can also make the skin feel sticky and uncomfortable, contributing to irritation and redness.

Wind: Windy conditions can strip moisture from the skin, leading to dryness and irritation, which may trigger flare-ups. Wind can also physically irritate the skin, worsening redness and inflammation.

Indoor Climate: Dry indoor environments, such as heated buildings in winter, can dry out the skin and exacerbate rosacea symptoms.

While weather can be a significant trigger for some individuals with rosacea, not everyone will be affected in the same way. Some people may find that certain weather conditions exacerbate their symptoms, while others may not notice any significant changes.

Updated on: 23/05/2024

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