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Rosacea Do's and Dont's

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by redness, flushing, visible blood vessels, and sometimes, acne-like breakouts. While the exact cause of rosacea remains unknown, researchers have identified various triggers that can worsen its symptoms. By understanding and avoiding these triggers, individuals with rosacea can effectively manage their condition and improve the overall health of their skin.


- DO avoid common triggers for rosacea which includes:

  1. Sunlight

  2. Hairspray

  3. Heat

  4. Stress

  5. Alcohol

  6. Spicy foods

  7. Cinnamaldehyde-containing foods such as tomatoes, citrus fruits, and chocolate

  8. Hot drinks

  9. Histamine-rich foods like aged cheese, wine, and processed meats 

- DO wear a hat when you go outdoors to avoid further heat agitation.

- DO wear a lightweight broad spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher.

- DO try to regulate your body temperature.

- DO try to avoid hot coffee and instead go for iced coffee or iced tea.


Do not use cosmetics and skincare products that contain:

  • alcohol - extremely drying and irritating to the skin

  • camphor - often found in topical ointments and creams, can cause redness and irritation

  • fragrance - read our blog article which details more of why fragrances are harmful

  • glycolic acid - commonly found in skincare products, can be too abrasive

  • lactic acid - commonly found in skincare products, can be too abrasive

  • menthol - a cooling agent, can trigger a burning sensation

  • sodium laurel sulfate (commonly found in shampoos and toothpaste) - a foaming agent, can strip the skin of its natural oils and lead to dryness and irritation

  • urea - used as an exfoliating ingredient, can be too harsh for individuals with rosacea-prone skin


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