Its been almost three weeeks since my red splotches and breakouts have been brought under control. The labor intensive protocol of washing my face 3x/day ( once with Anti-Redness Cleanser and twice with home microdermabrasion), glycolic peel pads 3 times a week and Metro Gel at night seems to be the perfect formula.
I also have been diligent in following rosacea dietary guidelines.This meant avoding spicy foods, coffee, alcohol and chocolate. With my skin so clear, I wondered if I really needed to be as careful with my diet. I mean, no coffee for life? I’m one of those annoying New Yorkers who walk around in summer with a container of ice coffee glued to my hands. The answer? Yes and no.
All skin types need a healthy diet. With sensitive skin that is prone to redness, bumps or itching, food choices can be the key to clear, smooth skin. Very specific dietary changes can have a big impact– and what is important here is that each type of sensitive skin has unique dietary needs.
Diet and Rosacea
The triggers for rosacea are many and varied, but four food factors are common for the 16 million people living with problem. Alcohol, coffee, spicy foods and chocolate are at the top of the list of food factors to avoid to reduce rosacea exacerbations. These are fairly easy to carve away from a standard diet and many people with rosacea can expect to see some relief. FYI decaf coffee and tea seem to be … Continue Reading… →