What is happening with my skin and what can I do about it?

Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin disorder, which affects an estimated 2 million Canadians. Rosacea often begins as a redness, like a blush, appearing on the face, but may gradually appear on the ears, chest, back, and eyes. Some people may also develop bumps or pimples on their cheeks, chin or forehead.

Rosacea is progressive, meaning if symptoms are not treated, and triggers are not managed, they may worsen over time. Rosacea is a chronic (long-term) condition, and while there is no cure, its symptoms can be reduced and managed.

While rosaceafacts.ca strives to provide valuable, unbiased education to those affected by rosacea, it is not a substitute for the care and counselling that is provided by your doctor and other healthcare providers.  Only a doctor can diagnose rosacea and recommend the best treatment program for you.

If you think you have rosacea, the sooner you talk to your doctor, the sooner you can start taking steps to manage and control your condition.