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What relaxation techniques can help with rosacea management?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Staying relaxed is important in the management of rosacea because stress is the second most common trigger of rosacea flares after sun exposure, according to the National Rosacea Society. Certain stress-reduction techniques can help you control stress and possibly limit stress-related rosacea breakouts. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends deep breathing, progressive relaxation, visualization, yoga, meditation, or listening to a relaxation CD. If you like to write, making a list of your concerns each day and then tearing up the list can be a stress reliever. Maintaining good health habits overall, including getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising, can also help minimize stress. Following your doctor’s guidelines for rosacea treatment can help keep symptoms under control, and fewer flare-ups can mean less stress.

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