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Coping with Rosacea

As the temperature continues to drop rosacea flare-ups may become more frequent due to many factors including physical, social, and environmental. Rosacea is a common, chronic inflammatory condition. For those who are affected by it, it’s a daily frustration. The onset can be mistaken for acne or sensitive skin. It’s more common in those who have fair skin, and it is a genetic condition. There are a ton of triggers for rosacea flare-ups. So, among the shifts of the weather, and tempting trigger foods, we thought it was the perfect time to share some of our expert tips to keep Rosacea triggers in check this season.

6 Tips To Help Cope With Rosacea

  1. Avoid the Spice: Steer clear of spicy foods that lead to flare-ups with ingredients such as red pepper, cayenne pepper, and paprika. Make healthy choices that cause triggers and stay on track with your new year’s resolutions!
  2. Monitor Alcohol: We aren’t saying eliminate it all together, but it can help to choose a chilled white wine over a warm red wine; warmer beverages tend to be a common trigger. Monitor what alcohol can cause a flare up so that you may reduce intake or eliminate it all together.
  3. Keep up with the SPF: The weather may be chilly, but that doesn’t mean to stop applying the sunscreen, especially when varying climate changes trigger flare-ups. Be consistent with using a good SPF 30 or higher and moisturize daily to protect your skin against dryness.
  4. Be gentle on your skin: Choose calming, skin sensitive skin care products. Chamomile and Aloe Vera have great soothing ingredients for sensitive skin. Avoid harsh products that contain alcohol, peppermint oil, or witch hazel. One of our favorites is SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective masque.
  5. Keep Calm, Stress Less: Keeping your anxiety and stress level low will allow your mental state of mind not to trigger the physical reactions. Meditation, stress management, and a proper amount of sleep are keys to coping with Rosacea.
  6. Follow Your Doctor’s Orders: Topical gels, such as Rhofade, are your greatest aid in handling this cumbersome skin condition. There are a number of different types of Rosacea, which is why it’s best to see a medical professional for adequate treatment options.
If you think you may have rosacea, or any other skin condition, don’t hesitate to schedule your appointment with one of our amazing providers today!

Coping with Rosacea

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