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Does having light or fair skin increase my chance of rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Having fair skin, as well as light-colored hair and eyes, are well-known risk factors for rosacea. People who burn easily in the sun are at higher risk for rosacea than people who tan easily. The redness, pimple-like lesions, and appearance of “broken” blood vessels of rosacea are also more apparent on fair skin than on darker skin.

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