Manage your Rosacea by cutting out these foods

Manage your Rosacea by cutting out these foods

8 April 2016

Manage your Rosacea by cutting out these foods

Do you suffer from Rosacea? This common skin condition is characterised by embarrassing red flare-ups which can leave the sufferer with low self-confidence. You may already be aware that certain foods are thought to be triggers of the condition. It's thought that be limiting your intake, or indeed cutting such foods from your diet completely, you'll be in a better position to manage your Rosacea flare-ups.

Which foods should you cut out?

Dairy is a common trigger of Rosacea so you may want to consider switching to soya-based products or limiting your intake of milk, cheese and yoghurts. Others find that spicy foods, hot drinks and alcohol cause flare-ups to happen more easily. It's all about finding out what triggers your Rosacea and then slowly eliminating (or reducing) it from your diet.

But that sounds like a complete lifestyle change

It's quite likely that by making small changes to your diet, you'll be able to manage your Rosacea symptoms. It's recommended to slowly eliminate foods from your diet, rather than cut out everything completely. That way, you'll be in a better position to understand which food groups make your Rosacea worse, and which have no effect. Remember that while dairy and spicy foods may trigger one person's Rosacea, everyone is different.

Introduce complex carbs

Our fast-paced lifestyles mean we don't always eat what's best for us, often settling for something rich in carbs to help us feel full and keep out energy levels up. For Rosacea sufferers, it's recommended to replace simple carbohydrates such as white bread and rice, with complex carbs (the wholegrain variety). This can help to reduce inflammation so you may see a reduction in redness.

Limit your intake of sugar

It may be hard to reduce your sugar intake, given that it's found in most foods. If you notice that sugar is making your Rosacea worse though, it's worth avoiding the sweet stuff for around 30 days to see if you notice a difference.

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