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Last week, I was scrolling through my Facebook News Feed when a video caught my eye. It was from Hello Giggles , and showed a young woman rubbing a Korean skin-peeling gel onto her face. See for yourself:. Hello Giggles which shares a parent company with Health claims the featured product, Dr. G Beauty Brightening Peeling Gel , "balls up with dead skin cells and feels like your skin is shedding," and that the active ingredient is cellulose, a chemical exfoliant.
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Rosacea, a skin condition characterized by redness and swelling, is incredibly common: A recent study found that an estimated million people worldwide suffer from it. But they have some theories. Other things—like mites that live on the skin, an intestinal bug called H pylori common in those who have rosacea , and a reaction to a bacterium called bacillus oleronius—could also play a role in causing the condition. One study suggested an increased risk among smokers. Though people of all ages and skin tones can get rosacea, fair skinned people between the ages of 30 and 50 with Celtic and Scandinavian ancestry and a family history of rosacea are more likely to develop the condition.