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How can I protect my face during the wintertime if I have rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Cold weather, wind, and hot beverages are just some of the wintertime factors that may trigger rosacea flare-ups. Using rosacea medication according to your doctor’s directions is the first important step in protecting your skin in winter or at any time of the year. Avoiding very hot beverages can also help minimize flare-ups. Before going outside, apply a moisturizing sunscreen and cover your skin with a scarf or ski mask to guard against winter winds and cold temperatures. If you have ocular rosacea, protect your eyes from wind and sun by wearing sunglasses.

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