How to Prevent Rosacea Flare-ups
Protect yourself from the sun. Apply a gentle, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Sunscreens containing titanium dioxide or zinc oxide and are fragrance free are least likely to irritate your sensitive skin. Staying out of the midday sun, sheeking shade, and wearing wide-brimmed hats are all ways to help prevent yourself from exposure to too much sun.
Reduce stress. Stress can cause your rosacea to flare-up. If stress is a common trigger for your rosacea, try to find an activity that relieves your stress and do it. Tai chi, medication, or joining a rosacea support group are all common stress busters. In a stressful moment, take a deep breath and exhale slowly. Do things that you enjoy that can help minimize stress on a daily basis.
Avoid overheating. Instead of taking hot showers and baths, try taking warm ones. Dressing in layers that can be removed will also help you from getting overheated. Draping a cold, damp cloth around your neck, sipping on a cold drink, and keeping cool with an air conditioner or fan are all solutions if you are feeling overheated.
Rethink having a hot beverage. Heat from beverages can cause some people’s rosacea to flare. Try drinking iced coffee or tea, or let the beverage cool so that it is warm or lukewarm if hot beverages normally cause your rosacea to flare-up.