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Does rosacea make it difficult for you to fully enjoy the holidays? Here's how to minimize the redness so you can eat, drink, and be merry — without being self-conscious!
The holidays can be a treacherous time for those with rosacea. All the eating, drinking, and stress can make your skin flare up with red patches, “broken” blood vessels, and pimples. If you have rosacea, here’s how to have a good time without looking like Rudolph.
Drink alcohol in moderation, and try to have a glass of water or club soda for each alcoholic drink. Be aware that certain alcoholic beverages, especially red wine, are more likely to make you flush, especially on the nose, cheeks, and chin. Distilled spirits (vodka, gin, whiskey) are less likely to do this, but go easy on the sweet mixers because sugar can aggravate inflammation.
Avoid steaming hot foods and drinks. It may be tempting to have a steaming cup of coffee, soup, or cocoa when you come in from the cold, but steam dilates your veins. Over time and with repeated exposure to steam, the veins become permanently enlarged. Let hot drinks cool down — better yet, choose room temperature or iced drinks.
Avoid hot tubs and saunas. Heat increases inflammation, resulting in redness, swelling, and breakouts. Similarly, don’t sit right in front of a roaring fire. If you can’t avoid it, at least keep cool by misting yourself with tap or mineral water, or hold a cool washcloth to your face if you feel your cheeks getting hot.
By Dr Jessica Wu at Daily Glow