What is the difference between rosacea and acne? We clarify!


... is a non-contagious, chronic inflammatory skin disease that usually occurs between the ages of 30 and 50.

They can be recognized by the reddened areas of the skin, especially on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. The skin reddens when the fine veins of the facial skin dilate. Nodules (papules) and pimples (pustules) can also occur in episodes. Occasionally, a nodular thickening of the nose develops as the disease progresses.

Unfortunately, rosacea cannot be cured . The disease, also known as couperose, is usually chronic and flares up. However , with the right treatment, skin care, a healthy diet and avoidance of triggers, rosacea can usually be controlled well.


...is the most common skin disease worldwide. She is caused by an overpopulation with bacteria, an overactive sebaceous gland and a keratinization disorder in the sebaceous duct. This leads to pimples, small thickenings of the skin, pus-filled blisters and nodules. But the disease is not contagious.

What is the difference between rosacea and acne?

Both clinical pictures are very similar due to the typical pimples, nodules and redness. However, with the clinical picture of acne there are also blackheads (comedones), which do not occur with the skin disease rosacea. In addition, rosacea very often worsens when exposed to sunlight, while acne often gets significantly better when exposed to UV light. Acne also occurs most frequently during puberty, i.e. between the ages of 10 and 18.

Our tip:

Both acne and rosacea patients often suffer from sensitive skin. That's why you should look for products without fragrances, essential oils and allergens in your care. Our products from the sensitive little family do without these things. From shampoo and shower gel to facial and body oil to dry shampoo , everything is included!

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