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Sun exposure was the most common trigger, cited by 81 percent of rosacea patients surveyed by the National Rosacea Society.

Tame this trigger: Limit midday sun exposure. Wear a broad-brimmed hat. Apply a gentle sunscreen—such as one made for children—with UVA and UVB protection and an SPF of 30 or more.


Medically Reviewed By: Haines, Cynthia MD

Last Annual Review Date: Nov. 29, 2012

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3/4 of people with rosacea say the condition lowers their confidence. More than 40% avoid public contact or cancel social plans.