Did you know that there are four different subtypes of rosacea?
- Subtype 1: Facial redness, flushing
- Subtype 2: Acne breakouts and skin sensitivity
- Subtype 3: Swelling and fluid retention
- Subtype 4: Rosacea common around the eyes
These different subtypes make diagnosing this skin condition easier, however, changing your diet and protecting your skin is going to be something you will want to do no matter what subtype you suffer from.
Rosacea is something that affects more people than you may think and is commonly mistaken for other conditions. Some of the key symptoms of this skin condition include facial redness with swollen bumps and small visible blood vessels.
While treatment options often include medications, there are natural ways you can help control this condition:
Tip #1: Identify Food Triggers
More often than not, food can trigger rosacea to spiral out of control. When you uncover potential food allergies or sensitivities, you can better control this skin condition. The first step is getting tested for these sensitivities.
Tip #2: Consume Fruits & Veggies
Fruits and veggies are packed full of anti-inflammatory properties making them a great option for rosacea sufferers. Leafy greens, orange and yellow fruits and vegetables provide carotenoids which can help combat damage from sun exposure.
Tip #3: Cut Out Caffeine
Caffeine tends to make rosacea worse. Caffeine can make the redness and flushing worse. If you notice caffeine makes your symptoms worse, it may be best to eliminate this from your diet.
For this week’s challenge, I encourage you to follow a rosacea healing diet by eliminating and then adding certain foods to your diet:
- Food allergens
- Sugar/Processed foods
- Conventional dairy products
- Trans and hydrogenated fats
- Healthy fats: Coconuts, avocados, nuts, seeds
- Cage-free eggs
- Wild-caught salmon