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What are some sun protection tips to help rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Protecting skin from the sun is especially important if you have rosacea. Sun is a major trigger for rosacea flares in more than 80% of people with the condition, according to research by the National Rosacea Society. Start by using a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher every day. Look for a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection, meaning it protects against both UVA and UVB sun rays. Sunscreens that contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide offer broad-spectrum protection and are unlikely to irritate rosacea skin. Avoid the sun during the brightest hours of the day, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses if you plan to spend time outdoors.

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