199 - Rosacea and menopause: what’s the link?

The Dr Louise Newson Podcast

Apr 11 2023 • 29 mins

Consultant Dermatologist Dr Sajjad Rajpar makes a welcome return to the podcast this week to talk about the chronic skin condition rosacea, and how it can be impacted by the perimenopause and menopause.

In a special episode to mark Rosacea Awareness Month, Dr Louise and Dr Sajjad discuss the physical and psychological effects of rosacea, as well as offering practical advice on avoiding triggers, and treatment strategies.

Dr Sajjad’s top three tops if you have or suspect you have rosacea:

  1. Really look at your skincare routine and strip it right back to a gentle non-foaming cleanser and a light moisturiser containing ceramides.
  2. Sunlight can be a trigger for rosacea, so block out the sun as much as you can.
  3. Consider talking to your GP about trying active topical ingredients such as azelaic acid, metronidazole and ivermectin, because they can be a real game changer.

For more information about Dr Sajjad, visit www.midlandskin.co.uk

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