DO YOU HAVE ROSACEA? KNOW ABLOUT IT

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DO YOU HAVE ROSACEA? KNOW ABLOUT IT

WHAT IS ROSACEA?

  • Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness to form across the nose and cheeks.

WHAT AGGRAVATE ROSACEA?

  • Sun exposure
  • Stress
  • Overheating
  • Hot beverages
  • Alcohol
  • Spicy food
  • Certain skin and hair care products
  • Certain medicine
  • Excessive wind and cold
  • High intensity exercise

HOW TO PREVENT ROSACEA FLARE-UPS?

  • In addition to seeing a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatments people can help themselves by identifying and avoiding the things that can cause flare ups.

USE SUN PROTECTION

  • Use sun screen with SPF 30 or more that contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
  • Use umbrella / scarf while going out in sun

REDUCE STRESS

  • Find activity that relieves your stress.
  • Do something that you enjoy on daily bases
  • Keep taking deep breath, hold it and exhale slowly.

AVOID OVERHEATING

  • Take warm baths and showers rather than hot ones.
  • Use cold cloth, sip a cold drink, keep cool with a fan or air conditioning.
  • Stay far from heaters and other heat sources
  • Keep your body cool while working in kitchen.

SAY ‘NO’ TO HOT BEVERAGES

  • Avoid drinking hot coffee or tea or other beverages. instead try cold tea or cold coffee.

LIMIT ALCOHOL

  • Try to limit alcohol 1 to 2 drinks only and have a large glass of cold water after each drink
  • Use white wine instead of red wine.
  • Add soda or lemonade to white wine, beer, and other alcoholic beverages to lessen the amount of alcohol
  • Not drinking alcohol is the best option

AVOID SPICY FOOD

  • Eat milder version of food.
  • To avoid all spicy food is the best option

SELECT SKIN AND HAIRE CARE PRODUCT CAREFULLY

  • See a dermatologist who can give you skin care plan for rosacea and recommend products.
  • Do not use products that contains harmful preservatives and fragrance
  • Apply mild, fragrance free moisturiser to your skin before applying makeup
  • Use light liquid based foundation that can spread easily instead of heavy foundation.

CHECK OUT YOUR MEDICINE

  • Some medicine that may worsen rosacea include those used in the treatment of:
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Migraines
  • Glaucoma
  • Vitamin B3 may also trigger rosacea flare ups

PROTECT FACE FROM EXCESSIVE WIND AND COLD

  • Windburn is common in rosacea prone skin. A wind burn can trigger a rosacea flare ups especially in winter.
  • Cover your face with scarf
  • Use rosacea friendly sunscreen and moisturiser
  • Limit going outdoors.

KEEP YOUR BODY COOL WHILE EXERCISING

  • Keep intensity low or medium
  • Try exercise in water (aqua aerobics, swimming in cool water)
  • Do exercise in air conditioned room
  • Use cool water / ice soaked towel while doing exercise to cool you down

For more information visit your dermatologist……

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