What is rosacea?
It is a skin condition that causes blotchy red zones on the cheeks and center of the face.
Adults who have fair skin and within the ages 30 and 60 are more prone to develop rosacea.
This skin condition can get worst in summer when the temperatures are high. Stress, smoking tobacco, and also a glass of wine can put you at risk of rosacea flare-ups.
Let’s take an immediate look at the symptoms.
The symptoms of rosacea are dryness, bright red blotches on the cheeks, pimples, red bumps on the face, tingling, itching, and fussiness — also eye problems such as sensitivity to light, stinging and burning. (1)
The cause of this skin condition isn’t known. Also, there is no cure for it.
Unfortunately, there are ways to control rosacea symptoms which include:
- Anti-inflammatory remedies (such as steroids).
- Oral antibiotics such as doxycycline and tetracycline.
- Avoiding foods that trigger it.
What is rosacea diet?
Dietary change may play a vital role in the remedy of this skin condition.
Dermatologists often recommend a dietary change to patients with this skin condition, with instructions to avoid trigger foods and beverages.
The diet for rosacea requires the addition of foods with anti-inflammatory properties in all meals and snacks to reduce redness, itching, or burning of the skin.
If you have rosacea challenges and prescribed treatments have not had the desired effect, you should examine your diet.
It will not be easy to change your menu, but it is better than to have the side effects of drugs.
There is no harm in trying the menu below.
Foods You Can Eat On The Rosacea Diet:
- Leafy greens, asparagus, broccoli, celery, kale
- Lentils and cauliflower
- Lean poultry meats
- Cucumber, green beans, and fennel
- Cardamom, and pumpkin
- Turmeric, garlic, coriander and zucchini
- Grapes, mango, bananas, and melons
- Sweet potatoes
- Omega-3 fatty acids: Salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, walnuts, flax seeds, and chia seeds.
- Probiotic foods: Low-fat yogurt, soymilk, beet juice, kefir, kombucha, and sauerkraut
- Whole grains: oats, barley, sprouted wheat and amaranth
The Foods To Avoid On The Rosacea Diet
- Alcohol: especially vodka, champagne, gin, red wine, and beer
- Refined and sugary foods
- Processed meats and food
- White flour
- Fried foods
- Sugary juices and carbonated beverages
- Artificial sweeteners
- Processed vegetable oils
- Hot drinks such as coffee, hot chocolate or tea
- High histamine foods such as citrus fruits, pineapple, chocolate tomatoes, eggplant, strawberries, and vinegar
- Spicy foods: cayenne pepper, hot sauce, red pepper, curry, hot sauce, and chili pepper
Ginger and cinnamon
- Dairy: Yogurt, cheese, and sour cream
Don’t eat meals that cause rosacea manifestations. Once you’ve decided what your triggers are, you should find ways to avoid them.
Talk to your nutritionist or doctor about the most suitable diet for you.