Rosacea: An Introduction

Lifestyle Changes

Certain lifestyle factors will worsen rosacea and need to be addressed:

  • alcohol consumption (in particular white wine and spirits, but really any alcohol will tend to increase flushing and capillary damage)
  • caffeine intake (needs to be reduced or in some cases must be eliminated)
  • sun exposure (UVA rays in particular worsen rosacea and set off a great many symptoms). The cumulative effect of sun exposure is increasingly being regarded as a prime factor in the development of rosacea.


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