If you have rosacea, you have to do everything you can do to treat it so that it doesn’t get worse. Rosacea is common disorder, but it also gets worse if you don’t treat it.
What Are Rosacea Triggers?
The first thing you want to do if you have rosacea is find out what your triggers are. These triggers can vary from person to person, but many of the triggers are common. The best way to find out what your triggers are is to keep a journal of your symptoms. The journal can help you identify your triggers and once you know what your triggers are you can avoid them.
Pick out a journal and start recording your diet and your activities. At the same time, keep track of your flare ups. As you study your diary, you will be able to correlate your flare ups with your activities and adjust your lifestyle so you can avoid those triggers.
What Are Some Common Rosacea Food And Beverage Triggers?
Many patients experience triggers when they eat and drink certain foods. Some common food triggers are citrus, bananas, raisins and beans.
Many people are bothered by eggplant, spinach, and avocado. Spicy foods can make your symptoms worse and so can hot foods.
You might want to avoid yogurt, chocolate, and cheese if you want to keep your symptoms under control. When it comes to beverages, many people cannot tolerate hot drinks of any kind, or alcohol, including wine and beer.
What Else Can Trigger Rosacea?
Temperature extremes are big triggers of rosacea. You might have a flare up if you use a hot tub or sauna, or just get too hot. Warm environments can take a toll on your rosacea as well. Try to avoid being out in the sun, cold, wind and in humid areas. Exerting yourself physically can bring on an attack and so can stress and anxiety. For 80 percent of roseacea patients, sun and stress are the main triggers.
How Do You Care For Your Skin With Rosacea?
If you have rosacea, you have to treat your skin with care. You can mask your rosacea with the right makeup and good skin care will reduce irritation and redness. Never use products that are going to irritate your skin.
Avoid skin care products that contain alcohol, fragrance, peppermint oil and menthol. Fragrance free is best when it comes to skin care products. You don’t want to introduce your skin to any allergens or irritants because they will make your rosacea worse.
One good practice is to test your products on your neck to see if you have a reaction. If you do, don’t buy the product. Try not to use multiple products on your face either because the ingredients can interact with each other and cause reactions.
When you wash your face, use your hands instead of a washcloth. You don’t want to pull your skin or scrub it. Never use scrubs on your face and don’t wash off your cleanser with hot water. Use cool or warm water to rinse off your cleanser. If even warm water irritates your face, you can use a cleanser that wipes off with tissue.
Blot your face dry with a soft towel and never rub your skin. Wait for half an hour before you use your rosacea skin cream. This will help stop stinging. Once you have applied your medication, wait 10 minutes before applying your moisturizer or foundation.
How Do Rosacea Creams Work?
Your doctor will want to prescribe a rosacea cream for you once you are diagnosed with the disorder. The creams need to be used once or twice a day and they will help minimize the redness and stop the pimples. The creams often contain antibiotics and other medications to control your rosacea.
What Kind Of Makeup Should You Use With Rosacea?
A foundation with a green tint is perfect to counteract the redness of rosacea. Use a primer with a green tint or foundation with a green tint. Your skin tone will look more even and the redness will be less noticeable. Try to stick with oil free makeup because the oil can irritate your skin. Use your fingers to apply your makeup and try not to tug and pull on your face.
You can also use a brush to apply your foundation, but be sure to use gentle strokes. Rosacea creams are the perfect way to stop redness and stop your pimples from getting worse. If you think you have rosacea, see a doctor so the condition doesn’t grow worse. Rosacea needs medical treatment.