Preventing flareups is the goal of treating rosacea since you can't cure it, and it's harder to treat a flare-up once it happens.
I have found that my diet has a strong influence on my skin condition. The well-known triggers I always read about, like spicy food, hot food, and red wine, are not really my triggers. Instead, for me, it's SUGAR, which should not be a surprise because it's so pro-inflammatory.
What you put on your face can also affect your skin. The gentler the product is, the better. Getting really aggressive with your skin, just like with acne, can make it worse. Believe me, I know how tempting it is to throw everything at a flareup, but being gentle and patient is the best idea.
This includes makeup. When I have a flareup, I have to cover it somehow, right? But some makeup makes it worse, like certain preservatives. I searched hard to find what does not bother my skin, and that's what most of us have to do because all of us have different triggers.
I really believe that if you do just 3 things, your rosacea will improve or even disappear.
If you're using one of the prescription drugs, like Metrogel, you have to use that even when you have no signs of rosacea. It's easier to prevent a flareup than it is to get rid of one. But I don't even need it anymore since I did the 3 things listed above.
Some people will say not to worry about it, but when you have a red patch on your face, how could you ignore that? Or the constant red bumpiness between my eyebrows? Pay attention to what seems to make it worse, and then have a trial period where you avoid whatever it is. Preventing flareups will be a life-long effort, but it can get easier if you figure out what causes your problem.
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