Did you know that April is Rosacea Awareness Month?
Last April, I wrote a post outlining the symptoms of rosacea and a sample rosacea skin routine. You can have a read of that here. Today, I will chat about some rosacea triggers.
What triggers my rosacea flare-up’s?
There are a number of factors that can exacerbate rosacea. Some of the common rosacea triggers include: sunlight, weather changes, cold/heat, humidity, heavy exercise, stress, alcohol, spicy foods, menstruation changes, certain foods or certain skin products.
Rosacea triggers are very individual and will vary from person to person.
How do I know what is causing my rosacea to flare-up?
Identifying your rosacea trigger factors can go a long way in helping you manage and control your condition.
To do this, I recommend you keep a diary, book a skin consultation and consider a food intolerance test.
Keeping A skincare DIARY
Write down little notes each day, keeping in mind some of the rosacea triggers I mentioned above. For example, some things you might take note of are eating spicy foods, days you drink alcohol, when you feel stressed, your menstrual cycle etc. Even little notes help.
After a while, you might start to notice a correlation between certain things you do/eat and days that your rosacea is bad. Once you identify what affects you it is easy to cut down or avoid it!
A food intolerance test can often be beneficial to help you identify some food triggers.
Lifestyle tips for Managing your rosacea
The following are also some general lifestyle tips for managing rosacea:
- Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated internally.
- Aim to stick to fresh, non-processed foods.
- Cut down on sugary foods.
- Eat lots of vegetables.
- Ensure you get enough fibre in your diet.
- If you think foods are affecting your rosacea, try a food intolerance test.
- Manage stress – Stress is a huge trigger for rosacea. It is something that plays a part in all our lives at some point. I know it’s not always easy to simply avoid it. However, you can learn to cope with and manage stress more efficiently. Try scheduling time into your week for you. Make time for yoga, walking or reading.
If you would like some help with managing your rosacea then book a skin consultation with me and we can chat.
I hope this helped!