Rosacea makes the skin extremely sensitive, and many things can cause rosacea to flare. Time spent in the sun can lead to unexpected flushing that lasts for hours. Several skincare products can cause your face to sting, burn, or itch – anything that causes your rosacea to flare is called a trigger. Sunlight and hairspray are common rosacea triggers and heat, stress, alcohol, and spices. Triggers differ for everyone.

Important to know what triggers your rosacea

Rosacea flares are more than a minor annoyance or blemish. Each time your skin flushes, the redness stays a little longer and may start to appear on larger areas of your skin. In some people, repeated flushing leads to the skin remaining skin as the visible blood vessels may begin to appear.

With repeated flushing, treatment can also become more complicated since it may have worked earlier but is no longer effective. Knowing what triggers your flare-ups and making some simple changes can help you reduce flares, get better results from treatment, and prevent rosacea from worsening. Even when treating rosacea, triggers can cause flare-ups. An excellent place to start figuring out the triggers is to know the common causes of rosacea flare-ups include:

  • Sunlight and heat
  • Stress
  • Alcohol, especially red wine
  • Spicy foods
  • Certain hair, and makeup products
  • Wind and cold temperature
  • Some medicines
  • Exercise

Once you know what is triggering your rosacea flares, acting can help you avoid those triggers. Call Marin Medical Aesthetics today to learn more about treatment options.