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Lifestyle Changes to Manage Rosacea

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by Scholten A
The steps that you can take to help manage your rosacea are mostly focused on reducing flare-ups. A number of factors can cause your rosacea symptoms to flare up; however, these factors vary among people with rosacea. It is unlikely that every trigger will cause you to have a flare-up. Common triggers include:
  • Emotional stress
  • Sun exposure
  • Hot weather
  • Alcohol or caffeine
  • Very hot or spicy foods
  • Exercise
  • Wind
  • Hot baths
  • Cold, windy weather
  • Hot drinks
  • Scrubbing, rubbing, or massaging the face
  • Irritating cosmetics, other toiletries, and skin care products
You can also take steps to manage the emotional effects of rosacea.

Reduce Stress

You can reduce stress by taking care of yourself. This means eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep, exercising regularly, and having enough time for rest and recreation. A variety of relaxation techniques can also help you to cope more effectively with stress. Examples include meditation, deep breathing, yoga, and biofeedback.


National Rosacea Society website. Available at: .


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