Yikes: Dermatologists Say These Ingredients Will Make Your Rosacea Worse

Lindsey Metrus
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Rosacea may not be a life-threatening condition or something that gravely affects your health, but the effect that it has on you mentally and emotionally is overpowering. Having a flushed, bumpy complexion takes a toll on you, similar to the way acne makes can make you feel like a recluse who'd rather hide their skin than be in public.

While there is no cure for the condition, there are certainly steps you can take to make redness less noticeable and flare-ups far fewer, like your diet and being conscious of the products that you use, the latter of which is the focus of our discussion today.

According to Dr. Elizabath Tanzi, founder & director of Capital Laser & Skin Care, "One of the hallmarks of rosacea is that the skin’s barrier protection is somewhat weak, therefore many ingredients that are fine for use on normal skin will be very irritating to rosacea-prone skin." So even if something looks completely harmless in the bottle, it could be making your condition worse. Below, you'll find the ingredients you should steer clear of if you have rosacea.

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