How can harsh skin care products worsen rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Certain ingredients in many skincare products may worsen symptoms of rosacea in people who have the condition. These ingredients include alcohol, witch hazel, fragrance, menthol, peppermint, eucalyptus oil, clove oil, salicylic acid, camphor, and sodium lauryl sulfate. Read skincare product labels carefully and look for those that say “safe for sensitive skin,” “fragrance free,” or “chemical free,” or ask your dermatologist to recommend the best skincare products for your skin.

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