If you’re dealing with rosacea, you’re likely aware that there is no current cure for it. You’re also probably aware that though it is a form of acne, it’s an entirely different beast-inflaming and attacking the cheeks and chins of about 14 million Americans.
If you have it, there are certain topical ways to treat the reddened skin. Certain peeling agents like glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids, can be used on the skin to lessen the severity of rosacea since they have an anti-inflammatory effect.
But, while fighting the problem with products is all well and good, you should also know there are a few ways of controlling it and limiting its effects by reducing the triggers that may rile it up. Here are two sneaky ones:
All you ethnic food lovers beware. Superhot foods, including chili, horseradish and hot peepers can aggravate rosacea. Go SOS (sauce on the side) when eating out to avoid any unknown heat that could be lurking in that burrito.
Booze can steal your beauty. It dilates blood vessels and can cause the skin to become flushed, worsening the symptoms of rosacea. Red wine is enemy number one, but all alcohol can trigger a flare up.
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