Can you prevent rosacea (adult acne)?

As the cause of rosacea is not known, the condition cannot be prevented. However, rosacea sufferers can improve their chances of maintaining remission by identifying and avoiding lifestyle and environmental factors that aggravate individual conditions or trigger rosacea flare-ups. Some triggers include:

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