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Five tips for coping with Rosacea

Rosacea can be a source of insecurity for many people, particularly people who prefer not to wear make-up or who have severe flare-ups. There are ways to manage Rosacea with lifestyle and dietary choices, but ultimately some Rosacea cases are too severe to be properly mitigated without professional help. Try the tips below, and visit our VariLite page to find out more about Rosacea treatment from VenaCare®

  1. Protect your face from the elements: Use a facial moisturizer or sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher to ensure that windy days and hot sun don’t cause a flare-up.
  2.  STAY COOL. If you have Rosacea avoid getting over-heated. We’re not telling you to stay out of the beautiful spring weather, but it is important to stay in the shade or take breaks while you’re outdoors. When you’re indoors, the dry air coming from an air conditioner can also cause Rosacea flare-ups. Remember to adjust your thermostat to a comfortable, but not too cold, level and consider adding a humidifier to help keep skin moisturized.
  3. Avoid food triggers. We want you to enjoy all that patio and backyard barbecue season has to offer, but be careful of dishes that may cause flare-ups such as hot spices or alcohol.
  4. Follow your doctor’s orders and use medications as prescribed by your doctor. In clinical studies and patient surveys, long-term use of medical therapy has consistently been found key to maintaining remission and avoiding flare-ups.
  5. Cut down on stress and get lots of rest – the spring and summer months are full of parties and gatherings, but a jam-packed schedule can work against rosacea sufferers. Stress is a common trigger and can be minimized by getting lots of rest, eating right and maintaining daily exercise routines.