Exploring Possible Triggers for Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that may cause redness, thickening of the skin, acne, and eye irritation, which will all take place in flare-ups that may be aggravated by certain triggers. The triggers and exact symptoms of rosacea will vary from patient to patient, but there are some more common potential triggers that will be most likely to cause irritation.

image from rosacea.org

image from rosacea.org

Sun exposure

Heat and sunlight tend to be a trigger for rosacea in most patients. The sun’s UV rays can greatly damage the skin, and this stress can lead to more frequent rosacea outbreaks. Hot weather, humidity, and hot baths may also cause flare-ups. To minimize these heat and light-related effects, be sure to use proper sun protection daily and keep shower temperatures lukewarm rather than hot.

Stress

Emotional stress is another major rosacea trigger. Stress takes a toll on the body in many ways, so it is likely to cause a flare-up of existing conditions like rosacea.

Alcohol and certain foods

Alcoholic beverages, dairy products, and spicy foods have all been known to lead to rosacea flare-ups. To more accurately identify which dietary triggers care causing your skin irritation, you might keep a diary of what you eat and indicate when any flare-ups took place.

Cosmetics

Many over-the-counter cosmetics and skincare products contain irritating ingredients that may increase the frequency of rosacea flare-ups. By consulting your dermatologist for the right skincare products and makeup, you can keep your skin looking and feeling better.
There is no cure for rosacea, but there are many ways you can manage this condition to reduce its impact on your daily life. With the skincare services of Specialists in Dermatology, you do not have to let rosacea and other clinical skin conditions disrupt your life. Call us today at (520) 382-3330 to schedule a consultation with a member of our physician team.