What is rosacea: lifestyle and diet tips for coping with rosacea

I posted a brief introduction to rosacea HERE, including my diagnosis story and a list of common triggers. But I wanted to write about my lifestyle and diet tips for coping with rosacea.

As I have had rosacea for 14 years, I have learned my triggers very well and have now made certain changes to my lifestyle and diet that have made a huge difference. I truly believe that there is a causal link between intestinal health and rosacea flare ups, and therefore it’s one of the main ways in which I control my rosacea. Depending on your triggers, I would really recommend trying these if you feel you can. But do them one at a time to determine how much of an effect they have (and to save your sanity!):

What is rosacea: lifestyle and diet tips for coping with rosacea

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What is rosacea? My diagnosis and common symptoms

I’ve spoken about rosacea on my blog and social media quite a lot over the past few years. I get a lot of questions from people about caring for sensitive skin with the most common questions being ‘What is rosacea? Do I have it?’ Let’s start with the basics…

What is rosacea? My diagnosis, common symptoms, and causes

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Rosacea: What I’ve Learnt So Far

Rosacea: What I’ve Learnt So Far

As I described in my last blog post, my rosacea is largely under control at the moment. I have altered my diet, habits and reactions to stress to accommodate it.

However, even when I’m not having a flare up, my skin is always red. This is partly due to my natural complexion but also down to the broken veins that come part and parcel with rosacea. Every time you flush, veins break in your face and these cannot be healed (they can be removed with scary lasers which I have accepted I will have to do at some point in the future).

Therefore I am on a constant quest to find cosmetics that 1) cover my redness without 2) aggravating my rosacea. This is a lot trickier than it sounds. Hopefully the following advice/tips will be helpful to anyone with rosacea or sensitive skin.

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My Rosacea Story: Diagnosis and photos

I’ve been thinking recently about the problems I have finding cosmetics and products that suit my skin. I thought I could look for advice here and also share my rosacea story and how I was diagnosed.

I have rosacea. For those who don’t know what it is, it’s a skin condition that to some may look like harmless blushing. However  can then turn into more persistent redness, broken veins and bumps on the face. It is more common in women (but more severe in men) and people over 30.

My rosacea story

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