Continuing our 12 rosacea triggers of Christmas, we have 2 more common triggers to share plus tips to limit flare-ups during the festive season.

The 12 Rosacea Triggers of Christmas

12 rosacea triggers of Christmas# 2 – Stress

Stress is a major cause of rosacea flare-ups. For many, the responsibilities of the holiday season increase stress levels. Create ways to reduce stress in your life such as:

Problem solve – There are always a couple of solutions to every problem although some are easier to take than others. Come up with several solutions and begin by trying the best one of these.

Delegate – You can’t do everything. Get some support and involvement from others. Create a list of who can help, what they can do, and then reach out.

Practice relaxation techniques – Yoga, meditation, deep breathing and listening to calming music may help.

Exercise. Exercise has been shown to help reduce stress, energize and lift spirits. Write down the days and times every week when you can exercise and keep your exercise “appointments”. Invite family and visitors on walks or to join you at a fitness class.

Get a good night’s sleep. Adequate sleep benefits the whole body, improves mood and leads to clearer thinking.

Eat well. Enjoy the treats of the season but try also to eat some healthy food every day.

shutterstock_129983255crop2# 3 – Cold weather

Canada’s winters are not kind to those with rosacea… Dry, cold air is harsh on the skin and triggers flare-ups and flushing.

Protect the face – When outdoors in winter, protect the face from the cold and wind with scarves and pull up jacket collars.

Apply a moisturizer that’s suitable for sensitive skin.

Limit or avoid going out in very cold or windy conditions.

To see our first tip on the 12 Rosacea Triggers of Christmas, click here.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!