Rosacea Causes & Triggers

The exact cause of rosacea is unknown. It seems to be caused by increased 

inflammation and sensitivity of the blood vessels centralized around a person's 

cheeks and nose

Potential Causes include:

Genetics (Family history)

Mites (Demodex folliculorum)

Age

Genetics/Family history
Genetics/Family history

People with rosacea usually have family members who also have rosacea

Age
Age

Although rosacea is more common in people over 30, it can start at any age

Mite (Demodex) infestion
Mite (Demodex) infestion

Although everyone has Demodex mites on their skin, people with rosacea often have higher numbers of mites on their skin

Genetics/Family history
Genetics/Family history

People with rosacea usually have family members who also have rosacea

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There are many possible triggers of rosacea:

Environmental

sun exposure

heat

extreme temperatures

vigorous exercise

Lifestyle related

stress

lack of sleep

cosmetics

skin care products

alcohol consumption

Dietary

spicy foods

warm/hot temperature foods

chocolate

Certain medications

Beta blockers

Niacin

Topical steroids

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