Rosacea Triggers
Cooking: Staying Cool in the Kitchen

Just because you cannot stand the heat does not mean that you must stay out of the kitchen if you have rosacea. The trick is to keep cool. Here are some ways to keep your cool while preparing a homemade meal for one or 20:

  • Ventilate the kitchen when you cook: Open windows, use fans.
     

  • Prepare some dishes in advance.
     

  • Breakaway to a cooler room as often as you can.
     

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing.
     

  • While cooking, use one or more of the cool-down strategies listed on this page.

 

Sources:

National Rosacea Society

 

Rosacea Awareness Program


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  • Dissolve ice cubes in your mouth.

  • Drink cold water or a sports drink.

  • Keep a spray bottle of cool water close by and mist yourself as needed.

  • Drape an ice pack or cold towel around your neck.

  • Dab your face and neck with a cool cloth.

  • Carry a portable, battery-operated fan and extra batteries so you can cool down anywhere.

  • Wear sweatbands soaked in ice water.

  • Take a cool shower.



 

 

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