Sadly Rosacea is a chronic condition. Once you have it (and there is no way to truly prevent rosacea presenting itself in the first instance) then you are going to be dealing with it for the rest of your life. Sadly there is no cure. This does not however mean that you are going to have to put up with the hideous symptoms that rosacea is known for. Oh no. This is one of the most ‘treatable’ conditions when it comes to prevention. In fact, if you follow the tips on this page you should be able to keep rosacea at bay for months, if not years, at a time. Let me talk to you a little bit about rosacea triggers and how to prevent rosacea.
The Most Common Rosacea Triggers
When it comes to how to prevent rosacea, one of the first things that you are going to need to learn is what your triggers are. As you may know, it is your rosacea triggers which will cause the onset of your rosacea. For the most part, if you are able to avoid these triggers then it is unlikely that you will suffer from a flare-up of rosacea. Rosacea triggers do vary from person to person and it is up to you to find out what impacts you the most. These are the most popular of rosacea triggers (although this is not an exhaustive list!)
This is without a doubt one of the most common triggers of rosacea. It is important that those who have this chronic condition wear sunscreen every single day to protect the skin. It does not matter how cold it is outside. Those sun rays will still damage your skin. During the summer you try and stay inside as much as possible. Most people with serious rosacea will not even go outside in the middle of the day when that sun is beating down. Always wear a hat during those summer months or try to stay in the shade. If you can do this then you are already most of the way towards how to prevent rosacea.
It is not just the heat that can get to you with rosacea. Intense amounts of cold can too. If you are dealing with cold weather then do make sure that you wrap up warm. This includes wearing a balaclava and a scarf. It is going to help…trust me!
Thirdly, you are going to need to learn how to deal with stress. After sunlight this is the second most common trigger. Now of course, most of our lives are stressful. It is part and parcel of the modern world. Your goal is to reduce this stress to ‘acceptable’ levels. There are plenty of guides out there on stress reduction. You may want to do things such as regular exercise (although not too much as strenuous exercise has been shown to lead to rosacea). Eating a bit healthier will also get you towards your goals, and a lot of sleep is going to help. Use stress busting techniques such as deep breathing and yoga to bring down those stress levels even further.
Your Diet Plan
A good diet is also going to go a long way when it comes to natural remedies for rosacea. It is important that you work out your own rosacea triggers. For the most part, spicy foods are out of the question. They have the ability to cause almost instant flushing of the skin. You are also going to want to avoid coffee, alcohol, and other things that could be deemed as ‘unhealthy’ (sugars and saturated fats are a complete ‘no go’ here). Dairy products are known to cause severe inflammation in the body so you are going to want to avoid those as well. Read more about Rosacea diet plan.
How to Prevent Rosacea with Skin Care Tips
As I said, for the most part you should be able to deal with your rosacea by working out your rosacea triggers and then dealing with them like that. There are a few more tips that I want to share with you though. Let me talk you through a couple of skin care tips.
Obviously this condition is related to your skin and thus you want to treat it with respect. First and foremost you are not going to want to rub or massage your face. Do not even use a scrubber on it in the shower. This can cause severe irritation in the skin and thus trigger a rosacea flare-up. This is obviously not something you are going to want to deal with.
You need to make sure that you clean your skin with a gentle soap every morning and evening. Do not use those ‘abrasive’ cleansers that you can purchase from the health store. They tend to be packed to the brim with all sorts of awful things that can irritate the skin. Once cleaned you should wash off the soap with lukewarm water. Make sure that you dry off completely (use a soft towel for this) before you apply any medication or make up. If your skin is feeling dry or sore then you should apply some moisturizer (alcohol free of course!). Some people find that even a regular facial massage works wonders for their condition. Find out more about Rosacea skin care routine.
Be Careful With Medication
Try to avoid medication unless your doctor actually tells you to use it. The vast majority of people will never have to use medication when dealing with rosacea. More often than not this can actually lead to an even greater flare-up than actually preventing it.
For the most part, this is all you are going to need to do if you want to avoid the flare-ups. I am not going to lie to you here. There will be times where your rosacea pops up despite your best efforts. There is very little that you can do about this sadly. Thankfully it will not be too often. If you apply at least a few of the tips that I outlined in this guide then it should disappear pretty quickly anyway. The result will be a happy and healthy body!