Rosacea — a complex and chronic inflammatory skin condition, typically affecting the skin on the cheeks, forehead, and nose. Symptoms can include diffuse redness, flushing, skin thickening, pimples, papules and pustules, irritated and rough skin. The cause of rosacea is unknown but is likely multifactorial, triggered by environmental factors, foods and possibly demodex mites that often reside in sebaceous glands on the face. Hereditary factors may also play a role. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for rosacea but it is considered a treatable condition. Treatment strategies vary depending on symptoms.