What do Bill Clinton, W.C. Fields, Rosie O’Donnell and Maria Carey all have in common. They are among the millions who suffer from Rosacea. Rosacea is a form of acne that usually manifests itself as red blotches that appears similar to sunburn or blushing. Typically, it is more likely to be found in those with very fair skin.
The condition is believed to be exacerbated by exposure to sun, stress, emotions, diet and weather. Acne Rosacea is different from most forms of acne in that it cannot be cured, and it does not go away as the sufferer ages. However, it can be successfully treated and controlled with drugs, cleaners, light therapy and chemical treatments.
For years now I have been under the assumption that Santa Clause has rosy cheeks due to that North Pole weather and him flying around in an open sleigh (and perhaps a little high blood pressure). However, it may just be that Santa is just in need of a good rosacea skin care product.