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Rosacea: Skin care do’s and don’ts

March 2013

If you have rosacea, you may find that it flares unpredictably. That’s common. This month’s video was created just for people like you. It offers dermatologists’ tips that can help you manage rosacea.

This month, you’ll also find links to other resources for people who have rosacea — or are wondering whether they do. An online quiz called “Could I have rosacea?” can help people figure out whether they might have rosacea. You’ll also find a slideshow that shows the many ways that rosacea can appear on the face and information about what you should know if rosacea affects your eyes.

Rosacea: Skin care do's and don'ts (2:32)

What dermatologists tell their patients

Rosacea can develop in your eyes. If rosacea affects your eyes, treatment is essential.

More information about rosacea

Could I have rosacea? (online quiz)

What rosacea looks like (slideshow)

Rosacea treatment: Eye problems

In the news

Waxing while using retinol products can be harmful
While getting her eyebrows waxed at a salon, Jennifer Dixon immediately knew something was wrong. What she didn’t know was why her skin peeled off along with the wax. When she saw her dermatologist, she learned what had happened. She’d forgotten about her dermatologist’s warning to avoid waxing while using any skin care product that contains retinol.

To help others avoid this, Jennifer spoke with the media. You will find her story and a video that includes an interview with her dermatologist at Waxing warning for women using retinol.

Never wax while taking isotretinoin
It is especially important to avoid waxing while taking isotretinoin. Dermatologists prescribe this medicine for patients who have severe acne. If you are taking isotretinoin, be sure you take these precautions: Waxing and isotretinoin FAQ.

Parents need to know tanning risky for kids
Many parents hear conflicting messages about tanning. These messages can make it difficult to know what to believe. Dermatologists want to let parents know that indoor tanning is not risk-free tanning.

To learn more about the risks of indoor tanning at a young age, read Without laws, many tanning salons would allow kids: Study.

Academy news

Dermatologists share their expertise
When it comes to knowledge about the skin, hair, and nails, dermatologists have unrivaled expertise. During the Academy’s Annual Meeting held earlier this month, hundreds of dermatologists shared their expertise. They spoke about many of the latest research findings that affect our health. You’ll find some of their insights in the following news releases:

Diseases and treatments

Health and beauty

Klug helps spread word about increased risk of skin cancer
Chris Klug is a professional snowboarder who won an Olympic bronze medal in 2002. Less than two years earlier, in July 2000, he received a liver transplant. As an organ-transplant recipient, Chris Klug knows how important it is to be vigilant about skin cancer. To promote awareness of this important health message, he joined the SPOT Skin Cancer™ initiative.

To learn more about Chris and find out what he recommends for everyone who has received the gift of an organ, visit Chris Klug’s story.

Academy turns 75
This year, the American Academy of Dermatology turns 75. To commemorate this milestone, member dermatologists spoke about the Academy's contributions to medicine and humanitarian programs.

You can learn more about these achievements by reading 75th anniversary of American Academy of Dermatology spotlights growth of specialty, commitment to education.

Next month – Manicures and pedicures: Safety first


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