Educational Skin Care Information

Rosacea Flare-UPs

 

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Factors That May Trigger Rosacea Flare-Ups

 

The following list was compiled from patient histories by Dr. Jonathan Wilkin and produced by the National Rosacea Society.

 

Foods

Temperature-related

  • Liver
  • Yogurt
  • Sour cream
  • Cheese (except cottage cheese)
  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Soy sauce
  • Yeast extract (bread is ok)
  • Vinegar
  • Eggplant
  • Avocados
  • Spinach
  • Broad-leaf beans and pods, including lima, navy or pea
  • Citrus fruits, including tomatoes, bananas, red plums, raisins or figs
  • Spicy and thermally hot foods
  • Foods high in histamine

*       Saunas

*       Hot baths

*       Simple overheating

*       Excessively warm environments

Weather

*       Sun

*       Strong winds

*       Cold

*       Humidity

Drugs

*       Vasodilators

*       Topical steroids

Beverages

Medical conditions

*       Alcohol, especially red wine, beer, bourbon, gin, vodka or champagne

*       Hot drinks, including hot cider, hot chocolate, coffee or tea

*       Frequent flushing

*       Menopause

*       Chronic cough

*       Caffeine withdrawal syndrome

Emotional influences

Physical exertion

*       Stress

*       Anxiety

*       Exercise

*       "Lift and load" jobs

Skin care products

*       Some cosmetics and hair sprays, especially those containing alcohol, witch hazel or fragrances

*       Hydro-alcoholic or acetone substances

*       Any substance that causes redness or stinging