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12 Common Factors that Trigger Rosacea Flare-Ups


Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that affects approximately 16 million adults in the United States alone. It most commonly occurs on the face, and is characterized by “red skin, visible blood vessels, and acne-like breakouts,” says EverydayHealth.com.

These symptoms can be caused by a variety of factors, including food or drink, physical activities, medical conditions, and the weather. And while such triggers are oftentimes different from person to person, the following are the 12 most common culprits of rosacea flare-ups.

1. Alcohol

If you suffer from rosacea, you may want to rethink having an alcoholic drink to unwind after a long day at work. The Cleveland Clinic explains that this is because “Alcohol can dilate the tiny blood vessels in the face, causing the face to flush.”

Red wine, in particular, “tops the list of alcoholic drinks most likely to cause a flare-up,” says EverydayHealth.com, citing the American Academy of Dermatologists. Due to being high in histamines, beer should be avoided as well.

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