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4 Possible Reasons for Your Rosacea Flare-Up

by LeAnn Cyr |

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition caused by inflammation. It usually causes facial redness and pustules due to overactive blood vessels under the skin that dilate. Red bumps on your face, as well as flushing, typically appear on the nose, cheeks and forehead. Rosacea affects millions of people around the world. If you are one of the many who deal with this skin condition, let’s talk about four possible reasons for your flare-ups.

Alcohol

Alcohol has a variety of detrimental effects on your body. But when it comes to being a trigger for rosacea, one of the main culprits is red wine. The best way to lessen the effects of red wine and rosacea is to simply avoid it altogether. White wine is a better alternative, because some rosacea patients say they can drink it without triggering an outbreak. Another option is to take your glass for champagne and trade it in for some ginger-ale instead. If you want to drink socially without anyone questioning the difference, this is a great look-alike drink for any party.

When you have a higher intake of alcohol, research shows that you significantly increase your risk of developing rosacea. So, lay off the liquor in order to avoid discomfort and facial redness!

Weather

With fall coming to an end, and winter quickly approaching, the changing of seasons will mean strong gusts of wind, rain, and overall colder temperatures. Winter can be a rough time for those of you dealing with this condition, so it’s important that you wear protective gear to prevent damage and irritation. Bundle up in headscarves or beanies, jackets, wraparound sunglasses or goggles, and any other long-sleeved clothing to protect your skin from the harsh conditions. Also, don’t forget to moisturize!

Stress

Emotional stress is the most reported trigger for a rosacea flare-up. Anxiety is a key factor in rosacea breakouts because once people feel anxious, they begin to show symptoms and then those symptoms tend to cause even more anxiety due to insecurities about appearance and confidence.

In a survey, 91% of people reported that emotional stress contributed to their rosacea flare-up. Half of the responders said the stress was the main culprit of frequent flare-ups. The best ways to control your stress are to stop, breathe, practice mindfulness, and incorporate daily activities that bring you joy and happiness to avoid more potential flare-ups.

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Most importantly, you may benefit from the calming emollients that aim to relieve redness and irritation often associated with rosacea flare-ups.

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