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Can using sunscreen help my rosacea?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

It's always a good idea to wear sunscreen, but it can be especially helpful for people who suffer from rosacea. Exposure to sunlight is one of the most common triggers for rosacea. By wearing sunscreen, you can actually help prevent flare-ups. Certain topical medications that are used to treat rosacea have a tendency to make your skin more sensitive to sunlight as well, making it even more important to wear sunscreen and protect yourself from dangerous ultraviolet rays.

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