Deep Red Face and Peeling Skin: Moisturizers Don't Help - Is This Rosacea or a Skin Disease?

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No way to answer teh question without a picture...

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the sky's the limit on what can cause a red face and peeling...could be a large number of conditions...time to see your doctor

Las Vegas Dermatologist

Redness and Peeling should be evaluated by your dermatologist

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There are sevearl potential causes of redness of the skin. It would be best to see your dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. If the underlying cause is Rosacea triggers would include: Stress, drinking alcohol, extremes in temperature and sometimes spicy foods. It also helps to look for products that are free of fragrance and it may help to avoid ingredients that may irritate the skin such as glycolic or salicylic acid. Soothing ingredients to look for are niacinamide and hyaluronic acid.

Doris Day, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon

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