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How can keeping a journal help with rosacea management?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Keeping a journal can help you manage rosacea in a couple of ways. If you enjoy writing, journaling can be a stress reducer. Since stress is a common trigger of rosacea flares, less stress may mean fewer rosacea breakouts. Keeping a journal can also help you identify your particular rosacea triggers if you keep a daily log of your symptoms, including factors such as what you ate or drank, the weather, and your activities. Over a few weeks of journaling you may see patterns linking different triggers to rosacea flares. You can use this information to avoid those triggers in the future. In surveys, more than 90% of people with rosacea who identified and avoided their personal rosacea triggers reported that their condition had improved, according to the National Rosacea Society.

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