Is rosacea similar to acne or sunburn?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Rosacea may look like acne or a sunburn in some ways, but it's a distinct skin condition. A mild case of rosacea can redden the skin on your face, as if you had spent too much time outdoors without wearing a hat or sun block. A sunburn eventually fades, but rosacea typically flares up, goes into remission, then returns. More severe cases of rosacea can resemble a bad case of acne. However, while most people "outgrow" acne, rosacea can worsen over time

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