Life doesn’t stop just because you had a rosacea flare-up.
And it’s not like you have time to wait for it to get better. With a laundry list of things to get done, you should not have to add feeling miserable to the list. Fortunately, with just a little bit of exploration and experimentation, there are ways for you to manage flare-ups and maintain a clear complexion.
Step One: Make Your Skin Care Routine Rosacea-Friendly
If you have rosacea, the best way to keep your skin in check is by keeping a skincare routine simple. When shopping for hair products, cosmetics, and skincare products which will come into contact with your skin, check for these ingredients on the label:
- Sodium laurel sulfate
- Glycolic acid
- Lactic acidFragrance
If you see any of these on a label, find a new product – they could seriously irritate your skin and cause a flare
Step Two: Arm Yourself Against Harsh Weather
If you’re going to be outside for any length of time, make sure that your skin is protected with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Sun exposure can trigger rosacea and lead to irritation so taking even just 10 minutes of extra precautions will keep the burning away!
Keep your face warm and covered when you’re outside in the cold weather. Choose a soft scarf, one that isn’t made of rough fibers like wool so as not to irritate the skin!
Step Three: Keep a food log
Did you know? Some foods and drinks can trigger rosacea as well. If you eat or drink anything spicy, you may be in for some trouble. Caffeine can be a big problem, too – so opt for decaf and make sure your burrito has mild salsa!
Since it’s different for every person, though, you may have some triggers that aren’t common. That’s why keeping a food log can be helpful, so you can notice patterns in your eating relative to when you have a flare. Rosacea can be annoying, but it doesn’t have to be debilitating. If you’d like a little more customized care in managing rosacea outbreaks, get in contact with us. We’ll schedule you an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist who can help you tailor a care plan to your specific needs!