Rosacea symptoms tend to flare-up during holiday season occasions. To help, here’s 4 Tips on how to reduce rosacea flare-ups at festive events.
# 1 – Stay cool in hot, indoor spaces
Warm, crowded places – just about every party or dinner you are at – can easily trigger a rosacea outbreak. To stay cool:
# Sip a cold, non-alcoholic drink
# Chew on small ice chips to stay cool (yes, this really works for many!)
# Stay close to an airy entrance
# Don’t sit beside fireplaces
# Get some fresh air as soon as you feel a flush coming on.
Stress is a major cause of rosacea flare-ups. For many, the responsibilities of holiday season hosting increases stress levels. Create ways to reduce stress 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.
Get a good night’s sleep before the event. Adequate sleep benefits the whole body, improves mood and leads to clearer thinking.
# 3 – Minimize alcohol
Avoid or minimize alcohol as this is a common trigger. Red wine is the most frequently reported culprit. Try white wine for a change and see if it has the same effect. Having a spritzer (add sparkling water) to dilute the alcohol content works for some. Find out about the many great mocktails (cocktails without alcohol) or create your own recipe.
Watch out for appetizers, dips, or dressings made with chillies and hot or peppery spices or flavourings. These should be avoided or minimized.
Wishing you a wonderful festive season!