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Rosacea Related Blog Posts

The following posts are advice and discussions about everyday life issues associated with rosacea such as food triggers, stress and work.

  • Top 5 Green Foods for Rosacea September 25, 2008
    Since so many of us are always worried about what foods to avoid when you have rosacea, I thought it would be helpful to list foods that are actually good for rosacea. So here is the top 5 of green foods that are good for rosacea skin: Kale This member of the same family as brocolli and Brussels ...
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Therapy for Rosacea October 19, 2008
    Enlarged dilated blood vessels (telangiectasias) are a hallmark of progressive rosacea and cannot be eliminated by topical rosacea treatments. Telangiectasias are found primarily on the cheeks and nose and flush easily with the slightest amount of stress or sun exposure. These telangiectasias are often the reason that with rosacea, there always will be some form of ...
  • Stress and Depression Influence the Outcome of Rosacea May 18, 2009
    When stress takes over our lives, it can be damaging to our health. Stress not only weakens our immune system, but it also affects our skin’s barrier function. The skin’s barrier function is important for regulating the balance of water and temperature of our skin as well as blocking the entry of microorganisms. Chronic stress activates ...
  • Iron, Ferritin and Rosacea Skin June 21, 2010
    As the exact cause of rosacea is still under investigation, researchers are looking at various factors that can play a role in the rosacea disease process. A recent publication(1) looked at the role of iron in rosacea pathology. It has been known that inflammation can be associated with the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) ...
  • What is worse for rosacea, beer or wine? December 13, 2010
    While the consumption of alcohol is generally not recommended if you have rosacea, in light of the holidays I wanted to write about the question “what’s worse for rosacea, beer or wine?” As I wrote in the post about the histamine content of foods, beer has a higher histamine content than wine, but the question remains ...
  • The Rosacea-Sunscreen Dilemma October 25, 2008
    You may recognize this scenario: it’s the weekend, the weather is great and you made plans for a day at the beach. A full day of sun and of course, you are taking all the necessary precautions to protect yourself from the sun. You apply the SPF 30 or higher sunscreen all over your body and ...
  • Why Rhinophyma Affects more Men than Women? December 23, 2008
    Rosacea affects about three times as many women than men. Rhinophyma, seen in late-stage rosacea, is characterized by a bulbous overgrowth of the nose, and occurs in approximately 4% of all rosacea sufferers. It affects about twelve times as many men than women and is usually seen in white males of English or Irish descent. ...
  • Top 5 Rosacea Triggers December 7, 2012
    I have written in the past about how to determine what triggers your rosacea. Basically, rosacea symptoms can get aggravated by either food or environmental factors. For the last year or so, we ran a survey on our website that asked visitors what made their rosacea symptoms worse? We received close to 300 responses and while ...
  • Digestive Problems Associated with Rosacea? November 25, 2008
    Problems with digestion can be linked to a number of conditions and are frequently caused by microorganisms. Psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety can have gastrointestinal symptoms. GI problems with depression and anxiety are often linked to over-stimulation of the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis. Digestive problems have been linked to rosacea as early as 1967. In ...
  • KeVita Sparkling Probiotic Drink – Good for Digestion? November 27, 2012
    This summer, while driving in an over-heated car to a 4th of July party, I stopped by our local WholeFoods looking for a refreshing drink. I came across this KeVita drink and it looked really refreshing plus it contains probiotics, so I decided to give it a try. I didn’t yet realize that it was a sparkling ...
  • How to deal with rosacea food triggers? November 10, 2008
    Rosacea can have many triggers, including heat, cold, stress, anxiety, embarrassment, certain beverages and of course certain food. While stress, anxiety and temperature can have an almost immediate effect on our facial flushing, it is a little harder to figure out what food ingredients trigger rosacea, in particular when you have been just diagnosed with ...
  • Avene Rosacea Product on Today Show October 4, 2012
    This morning, the Today Show presented Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty awards. One of the products featured on the show was a skin care product that could treat the redness associated with rosacea. While the ingredients seemed interesting with promising science behind it, the number of ingredients seems small for such a complex condition as ...

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Additional Resources

The National Rosacea Society