Let your food be your rosacea-remedy
If you're one of the millions of people living with rosacea, you know how challenging it can be to manage your symptoms. You may have already tried a number of creams and taken medication, but unfortunately, this is not always effective.
Although there is no diet proven to ‘cure’ rosacea, there is more and more evidence that what you eat can have a big impact on this common skin condition. That’s why we’ve asked Rosacea Coach Elke Blindon, who takes a holistic approach to managing rosacea, to share her insider knowledge:
“Diet can play an important role in managing rosacea, as certain foods and beverages can exacerbate rosacea symptoms such as redness, inflammation and swelling. Unfortunately, however, there is no universal list of foods that are problematic for all people with rosacea, as each body reacts differently.
In addition, it is important to pay attention to the mineral and vitamin balance in the foods you eat. This is very individual for each person affected and should be checked and adjusted if problems arise.
For this reason, we at the Skincare-B-Academy recommend consulting with an expert to create a personalised nutrition plan, skincare routine and intestinal health plan to keep your skin and health permanently and effectively in check. To get you started, here are our 5 general recommendations to start your journey to a rosacea-friendly diet:
- Avoid very spicy foods and drinks such as hot sauces, spices and alcohol.
- Avoid foods rich in histamines such as smoked meats and cheese.
- Avoid unhealthy fats such as trans fats found in fast foods like chips, pizza, burgers, cookies and croissants.
- Avoid eating too much of foods that are rich in tyramines, such as processed meats, citrus fruits and again alcoholic beverages.
- Avoid caffeinated beverages such as coffee, black tea and certain sodas.
Luckily, there are also many wonderful and delicious foods that can help reduce inflammation associated with rosacea and support skin health. You should incorporate these 5 recommendations into your daily diet routine if you suffer from rosacea:
Fish such as salmon, sardines and mackerel is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties and can promote skin health.
- Green leafy vegetables
Spinach, kale and other dark leafy vegetables are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C and E, which can help reduce inflammation and protect the skin.
Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce the redness and swelling of rosacea.
Probiotic-rich foods such as sauerkraut, Jerusalem artichokes, asparagus, salsify, chicory, onions and bananas can help improve gut health and reduce inflammation in the body, which in turn can help with rosacea.
Berries like blueberries and blackberries are rich in antioxidants and can help reduce inflammation and improve skin health.
It is important to note that each case of rosacea is different and certain foods may not work as well for some people as they do for others. What is most important is to avoid possible trigger foods, so always listen carefully to your body and see which foods are appropriate for you.”
On a final note, we just wanted to add that if you have been diagnosed with rosacea or suspect that you have it, it's important to remember that it's not your fault. You did not cause it with a poor diet or lifestyle choices. Rosacea is a complex condition that can have many contributing factors, including genetics, environmental triggers, and underlying health conditions.
If you are struggling to get your rosacea under control and feel self-conscious about it, please know that you can always rely on our Rosalique 3 in 1 Anti-Redness Miracle Formula SPF50. Rosalique uses green microcapsules to neutralise redness, whilst anti-inflammatory ingredients α-Bisabolol, Zeolite, Panthenol, Urea and Shea Butter soothe and calm the skin in 6-8 weeks. Our Miracle Formula also specifically avoids known skin irritants, such as synthetic perfume, parabens, and paraffin, as it was tested extensively and deemed suitable for highly sensitive skin. Lastly, using an SPF of 30 or higher on rosacea-prone skin is recommended, which Rosalique surpasses by far with its 5*-rated Broad-Spectrum SPF50! If you’d like to try it, please click here.