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Is Wine Your Skin's Deadliest Foe, Or Its Secret Weapon?


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But it’s rosacea I’ve always dreaded - permanent facial redness with stinging, spots and pronounced visible facial blood vessels, which is treated with antibiotics but tends to recur. European Dermatology London’s founder and medical director Dr Stefanie Williams throws me a crumb of hope. “It is a myth that alcohol consumption causes rosacea,” she says. “Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition between 30 to 60 years, especially in fair-skinned women. Rosacea is caused by a genetic predisposition, not alcohol. However, in people with a genetic predisposition to rosacea, alcohol may trigger flare-ups.”

Is Wine Your Skin's Deadliest Foe, Or Its Secret Weapon?, by ANNA BLOMEFIELD, Vogue

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