Rosacea. The triggers to avoid & the foods that are beneficial.

Rosacea is a chronic and progressive condition that causes inflammation, redness, broken capillaries and sometimes breakouts in the face and even the eyes.With advancements in clinical therapies such as LED Phototherapy and IPL it is possible to put these troublesome symptoms into remission and prevent the progression to more severe stages. For the best results it is very important to be aware of factors that trigger your rosacea symptoms both during your course of treatments and thereafter. Healing and controlling rosacea takes patience and diligence but our clients find the end result well worth the effort!

Triggers for Rosacea

  • Inflammatory foods (see below)

  • Environmental stress (wind, cold, sun, pollution)

  • Weakened immune system

  • Excess exposure to ultraviolet light (sunlight)

  • Hormonal changes

  • Stress

  • Alcohol

  • Skin products which contain irritants such as fragrance and petrochemicals

  • Hot showers, steam, sauna, hot yoga

Foods to Avoid

  • Liver

  • Yogurt or sour cream

  • Cheese (except cottage cheese)
  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Soy sauce
  • Yeast extract (bread is OK)
  • Vinegar
  • Eggplant
  • Avocados
  • Spinach
  • Broad-leaf beans and pods,
including lima, navy or pea
  • Citrus fruits, tomatoes, bananas,
red plums, raisins or figs
  • Spicy and thermally hot foods
  • Foods high in histamine

Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Supplements for Rosacea Support

  • High quality protein such as fish, shellfish, poultry, and tofu
  • Low- glycemic carbs including fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes such as beans and lentils
  • Six to eight glasses of water per day
  • Anti-oxidant rich green tea
  • Salmon is particularly beneficial as well as Omega 3 Supplements
  • Brewer’s Yeast
  • Turmeric

Skincare for Rosacea Management

The products that your skin is exposed to on a daily basis directly effect the severity of your rosacea symptoms, and likewise are integral to the healing process. Ingredients found in most skincare products, even those that claim to be for sensitive skin, often exacerbate rosacea symptoms. For this reason at Glow Luxe we do not carry any products containing fragrance, parabens, pthalates, mineral oils or other petrochemicals and irritants. Rosacea sufferers must also beware of essential oils and many other natural ingredients which can by highly sensitizing. The following are carefully formulated products which are not only safe for use with rosacea but are excellent tools in managing symptoms on a daily basis and long term.

  • Soothing Comfort Cleanser

Gently cleanses the skin without they drying and sometimes irritating chemicals and soaps found in ordinary cleansers. Contains soothing ingredients to calm and pamper sensitive skin. Ideally we recommend cleansing once daily, at night.

  • Rosacea Rescue Calming Balm

This potent combination of healing, hydrating botanicals in a seaweed and aloe base instantly calms inflamed, irritated skin and reduces redness. To be used twice daily under moisturizer on affected areas.

  • BV9 Platinum Bee Venom Cream

This high performance anti-aging cream is packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients to reduce redness and sensitivity while protecting your skin from environmental damage. Light weight but deeply hydrating , BV9 leaves your skin feeling velvety soft and calm. To be used twice daily on face and eye area.

  • Lactic 10

This gentle alpha hydroxy acid gently removes dead skin cells, smoothing skin and preventing breakouts while improving its tolerance over time. To be used twice weekly.

 

Each individual is unique and symptoms and triggers of rosacea can vary. The earlier rosacea is treated the easier it is to manage and often symptoms can be eliminated completely with consistent care. Though there is no quick fix for rosacea, with current technologies the outlook for this condition is bright! For further details on rosacea treatment please feel free to contact our office at 250.590.5459.