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How can I prevent my rosacea from getting worse?

14th May 2014

It's easy to waste time experimenting with different types of remedies to stop our rosacea from getting worse, instead of finding the root cause of the problem. You can control your rosacea better if you knew exactly what factors triggered this skin condition in the first place.

Below are a few common triggers of rosacea and tips on how to avoid these affecting your skin.

Trigger 1: Sunlight exposure

You don't need to be a skin specialist to know that too much sunlight can have an adverse effect on our skin, however you may not know that it is one of the main triggers of rosacea? Too much sun exposure can lead to pigmentation, redness and could also increase the chances of our rosacea-prone skin getting worse.

Tip: Stock up on sunscreen lotion

You can protect your skin from the sun by investing in a good quality sun block and wearing throughout the year.

Trigger 2: Stay away from certain types of food

Certain type of spicy foods and dairy based products like yoghurt and sour cream can trigger rosacea flare-ups. Spicy food, can for example, cause an inflammatory response to our skin, leading to unpleasant breakouts and excessive redness.

Tip: Create a food diary

If you are suffering from rosacea, keeping a food diary can help you identify what foods or beverages trigger a negative reaction on your skin, so you can stay away from these in the future.

Trigger 3: Avoid extreme temperatures

As part of your rosacea management plan, try to stay away from extreme temperatures. As comforting as it is to have hot baths and be glued to heaters and fireplaces during the winter months, there is a chance it could aggravate your skin. Cold temperatures and windy weather conditions can also trigger rosacea.

Tip: Wrap up, rather than turn on the heating

You should avoid exposing your skin to extremely hot or cold temperatures like saunas, hot baths, fireplaces and wrap up warm during cold temperatures.

Further advice

Understanding the triggers of rosacea is a great start to winning the battle against your rosacea skin condition. You should consider seeking expert advice from a qualified dermatologist if your rosacea is becoming a great concern. To get more information, visit one of the skin clinics like sk:n in your local area.

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