Are freckles a sign of skin damage?
Freckles transcend race and culture—even age, mostly. But do they represent something concerning about our skin?
Rosacea is a long-term disease that affects your skin and sometimes your eyes. It causes redness and pimples. Rosacea is most common in women and people with fair skin. It most often affects middle-aged and older adults.
In most cases, rosacea only affects the face. Symptoms can include:
No one knows what causes rosacea. You may be more likely to have it if you blush a lot or if rosacea runs in your family. Rosacea is not dangerous. There is no cure, but treatments can help. They include medicines and sometimes surgery.
Source: National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
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