Do’s and Dont’s of Rosacea

Do’s and Dont's of Rosacea | RefinedMD, Los Gatos + San Jose

Do’s and Dont’s of Rosacea

There is no cure for rosacea, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t fantastic treatments and best practices. RefinedMD helps you get your rosacea under control with a variety of aesthetic treatments and guidelines for best home practices. The biggest don’t of all? Don’t avoid medical care. Only your dermatologist can give you the right diagnosis, prescribe antibiotics when necessary, and give you the latest treatments which may include anything from topical creams to laser skin therapy.

Triggers For Rosacea

The biggest “do” of all is knowing your triggers. This varies person to person, but common triggers include sunlight and skin care ingredients (usually found in skin care products that are over the counter). Drying alcohols, fragrances, and exfoliation products are all closely linked to rosacea. Harsh weather changes can also bring on a rosacea outbreak, and while daily SPF is a must for everyone, it’s extra important for those with rosacea. Prevention is key, and keep in mind that your triggers might change throughout the years.

Rosacea patients need skin care products that are soothing, nourishing, and have anti-inflammatory products. This means swapping out glycolic acid for gentler options like polyhydroxy or lactic acid. Sometimes even “natural” fragrances and essential oils can worsen rosacea. This is a lot of info, and it’s best to trust your dermatologist to recommend the best products and ingredients for your unique skin care regimen.

Foods can also be a trigger, especially alcohol and spicy foods. Any food that is inflammatory can be troublesome for those with rosacea, and that includes refined carbs, sugar, trans and saturated fats, and caffeine. Your skin is the biggest organ, and your diet is going to play a role in its health. There are a lot of tasty anti-inflammatory foods to add to your diet, such as leafy greens, cherries, strawberries, tomatoes, and blueberries. Eating more of these foods can help keep your rosacea at bay.

Schedule Your Appointment

Controlling rosacea is an ongoing process, but when you have a skin expert in your corner it’s a lot easier. Start controlling your rosacea today by calling RefinedMD at (408) 688-2082.