Rosacea is characterized by excessive redness on the face, which can become worse over time. With proper skin care by a dermatologist and avoidance of certain triggers, however, you can effectively manage your condition. To figure out your rosacea triggers, your dermatologist may ask that you keep a journal of your activities, diet, and the local weather, along with your symptoms. For some people, rosacea flares up with exposure to hot or cold temperatures, humid weather, sunlight, or wind.
Common foods and beverages can also trigger a rosacea flare-up. These include spicy foods, hot beverages, hot foods, and alcohol. Some people experience a worsening of symptoms after exercising, using a sauna, or taking a hot bath. For others, stress, anxiety, or a sudden change in emotion can trigger a flare-up.
Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology offers comprehensive dermatology services in Salt Lake City, including the VBeam Perfecta laser for the treatment of rosacea. To discuss your skin issues with a dermatologist, call our office at (801) 266-8841 and schedule a one-on-one consult.