Rosacea (roe-ZAY-she-uh) (I love the phonetics used here!) is a common skin condition that presents itself in several ways. Typically, it is most obvious on the cheeks and nose, although it can affect the entire face. Rosacea can cause chronic redness, blushing or flushing and visible broken capillaries. When the skin flushes, the face may feel warm or hot. Some people also experience small red bumps that look similar to a rash or acne. These signs and symptoms may flare up for weeks and months at a time and then seem to go dormant. There are several factors that can contribute to and trigger Rosacea. Some common triggers are alcohol, caffeine, spicy food, heat, hormonal changes, and excessive sebum (oil) production. There is no cure for rosacea, but combination therapy that includes in-office treatments, medical grade skin care, supplements and changes to diet and lifestyle can control and reduce the signs, symptoms and frequency of flare ups.