One of the worst things about rosacea is its incurability. You know that for the rest of your life, you will probably have to manage this skin condition. Fortunately, you’re not left powerless. You can take a two-pronged approach to keep flare-ups at bay.
For starters, seek treatment with our expert team at LUX Dermatology. At our locations in California and Nevada, we offer dedicated, personalized rosacea treatment to help you get and maintain clear skin. We pair that with lifestyle changes that you enact at home, helping you prevent rosacea flare-ups.
Beyond your personalized treatment, some things you can do to avoid flare-ups include:
Being sun safe
Sun exposure ranks as one of the top triggers for rosacea flare-ups. Minimizing direct sun on your skin gives you one of the best ways to keep your skin clear.
Our team at LUX Dermatology recommends a combination of sunscreen and sun-protective clothing/hats. A wide-brimmed hat can shield your face, for example.
When it comes to sunscreen, you want to choose one that won’t irritate your sensitive skin. Opt for a fragrance-free sunscreen that delivers sun protection via zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. If you’re not sure which sunscreen to choose, we can recommend options for you.
Keeping your cool
Just like sun exposure, exposure to hot temperatures often triggers rosacea. To avoid flare-ups, opt for warm showers and baths instead of hot ones. During the summer, try to stay in the shade, stay indoors when the day is hottest, and dress in layers so you can cool yourself when needed.
In the winter, if you use a fireplace, sit far enough away from it that you don’t feel the radiant heat.
Working to manage stress
In some people, stress and rosacea flare-ups go hand in hand. If that sounds like you, explore stress management techniques to find what works for you. Mindful breathing and yoga help a lot of people, as do walks in nature.
Watching your diet
It can be helpful to track what you eat and drink and how it affects your skin. Some common food and beverages that trigger rosacea include:
- Spicy foods
- Hot drinks
- Alcohol, especially red wine
As you monitor your diet, you’ll get a better feel for which items cause issues for you. Then, you can steer clear of them, particularly when you want clear skin, like right before a big event.
Here at LUX Dermatology, our team has extensive experience helping people with rosacea manage and minimize their flare-ups. For dedicated care to help you toward clearer skin, call our office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.