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Important Things You Must Know About Rosacea

by Virginia on January 28, 2013, no comments

Rosacea is a skin disease characterized by a reddening skin and appearance of acne-like bumps.  You may think that the redness will just make you look like you are having a natural blush.

However, rosacea often leaves you with swelling and nasty bumps that make you look like you are having terrible acne breakouts during your 30’s.

Rosacea can be treated with various drugs such as antibiotics (metronidazole, doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline).

However, there are natural ways on how you can get rid of the redness and the cysts.

  • Healthy Diet

Eating healthy may spare your skin from rosacea bumps. Experts say that nutritional deficiencies can exacerbate or worsen rosacea.

Shun trans-fat-rich dishes, sugary foods and common allergens (peanuts, dairy, gluten, corn) from your diet list. They are known triggers to the said skin disease.

  • What to eat?

Load your system with foods that fight rosacea. Eat more whole grains, dark leafy veggies and almonds. The B-complexes in these foods act as anti-inflammatory chemicals that can treat rosacea.

grapesYour body needs bioflavonoids and other antioxidants found in prunes, grapes, pomegranates, blueberries, zucchini, blackberries, apples, beets, cherries, spinach, kale, onions and broccoli.

Bioflavonoids help strengthen blood vessels and prevent dilatation which causes rosacea.

Eat fish at least three times a week. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids which is an antioxidant that is good for the heart and skin. Choose salmon, sardines and halibut.

They are rich sources of fish oil which has high levels of omega 3.

  • Hydration

Drink plenty of fluids. Your skin cells need water in order to get rid of toxins. According to studies, hydration can prevent rosacea flare ups.

So drink adequate amounts of water for a healthier and plumper skin. You can also use natural herbs that are topically applied to the skin such as aloe to rehydrate your cells.

However, you must make sure you are not allergic to the herbs and their extracts.

  • What to Drink

It is advised that you take at least eight to ten glasses of water a day. You can also add more fluids such as green teas and fruit juices to your daily intake.

Green tea is rich in antioxidants that serve as your skin protection from toxins and other rosacea triggers. Also, quench your thirst with low-calorie and low-sugar fruit juices that you can prepare at home.

Avoid hot and cold beverages. You can trigger rosacea by taking drinks that have extreme temperatures. Quit drinking liquors since alcohol can cause the dilatation of your blood vessels which can worsen the appearance or the nasty bumps.

  • See Your Skin Doctor

Seeing your dermatologist is an important thing you must not neglect. Rosacea is a lifetime disease characterized by flare-up episodes.

An assessment must be done in order to check for your skin’s condition as well as for complications like ocular rosacea. Discuss with your doctor about the diet regimen you need to adapt in order to prevent flare ups.

Raise questions about rosacea, its nature, manifestations, causes and treatment.

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