Brittany Snow Cleared Her Chronic Rosacea Using These 5 Products

In a town like Beverly Hills, there is a lot of skincare advice being passed around. With the high concentration of celebrities and old money, everybody and their mother is jonesing for a flawless, youthful complexion. It's a good idea to stay skeptical, but at a recent appointment with veteran facialist Sonya Dakar at her posh five-story clinic, when she told me she'd recently healed one of her celebrity client's chronic rosacea (ahem, Brittany Snow) with just a few simple, plant-derived products, my ears perked up.

Rosacea is a major problem in the U.S., affecting an estimated 16 million people. The condition is characterized by easily flushed skin, redness, and often small, red, pus-filled bumps on the face, Sometimes rosacea is mistaken for acne and eczema, so people end up treating it in all the wrong ways. "Aside from being commonly misdiagnosed, another factor that makes rosacea equally frustrating is its erratic nature (better known as 'flare-ups')," explains Dakar, adding that although the medical community is not 100% certain of rosacea's cause, there's compelling evidence to support that it's genetic, and flare-ups can be triggered by both internal and external factors, including sun exposure, cold and dry weather, hot showers, irritating skincare products, stress and anxiety, alcohol consumption, and certain medications.