Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness and swelling in the face that can be difficult to manage, which leads many sufferers to feel less confident or even embarrassed. Working with a cosmetic surgeon to explore your treatment options will help reduce the occurrence of rosacea outbreaks, but it is also important to know what can trigger a flare-up of rosacea symptoms. Here are some of the leading causes for rosacea-related breakouts and skin irritation:
- Certain foods and beverages: Consuming spicy food, alcohol, or high-temperature beverages can lead to almost immediate irritation of the skin. When you experience worsening of rosacea symptoms, you should take note of what you have eaten that day so that you can determine any relationship between your diet and the condition.
- Emotional stress: There are many ways that stress can affect the body—stress triggers the release of a hormone called cortisol. This hormone is responsible for a wide range of physiological responses in the body, including changes to the skin that can aggravate rosacea symptoms.
- Weather extremes: You might find rosacea harder to manage when you are on vacation because certain weather variations can cause your skin to become more sensitive. Strong winds; low, cold temperatures; and warm climates can all be risk factors for rosacea, especially if you find yourself in an environment that your body is not regularly exposed to.
- Hormonal changes: Women with rosacea tend to see a worsening of symptoms during menopause because hormonal fluctuations have a severe impact on the skin.
At Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre in Spring, Texas, our talented estheticians can help you see clearer, more evenly toned skin with modern IPL treatment and skin care products. Schedule a consultation with us to discuss your skin care by calling (281) 394-4167 or visiting our website.