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Rosacea Prevention  

Since the causes of rosacea are unknown, there are no precise methods to prevent its occurrence. You can, however, take steps to prevent worsening of symptoms. It is important to first identify factors that trigger or aggravate the symptoms to then learn how to manage or avoid them. In general, the following measures have enabled many people to alleviate their rosacea symptoms: 

  • Avoid eating foods and beverages that contribute to the dilation of blood vessels: coffee, alcohol, hot drinks, spicy foods and any food or drink that causes skin redness. 
  • Avoid exposure to excessive temperatures and violent winds.  
  • Protect your face from the cold during the winter; also avoid rapid temperature changes. 
  • Avoid intense exercise; it tends to trigger rosacea symptoms;  
  • Often relax to better manage stress and emotions.  
  • Avoid smoking cigarettes, because nicotine damages the vascular functions.  
  • Avoid saunas and extended hot baths. 
  • Minimize sun exposure. If you do, apply a good sunscreen 15 SPF (Sun Protection Factor) or higher against UVA and UVB in summer as in winter. 
  • If not recommended by your dermatologist, avoid prolonged application of coritsone creams or ointments on your face. Cortisone causes thinning of the skin, and dilated blood vessels.  The wise thing to do is to read carefully the ingredients in any skin products that you intend to use. If you are not sure, talk to your dermatologist or pharmacist.  

 

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