Rosacea Triggers
Stress: Reduction and Avoidance Techniques

Emotional stress is the second most common trigger according to the National Rosacea Society. The good news is that stress reduction and avoidance techniques can keep stress flare-ups at bay. Here are some tips others use to successfully control rosacea:

  • Maintain your treatment regimen. When life becomes especially hectic, it is important to comply with your treatment regimen to help avoid a flare-up.

  • Donít skimp on sleep. Adequate sleep reduces stress, and sleep gives your skin time to rejuvenate.

  • Pace yourself.

  • Think calm. Take a minute or two to think calming thoughts when under stress.

  • Free your mind with a relaxation technique, such as deep breathing, progressive relaxation, visualization, yoga, meditation or listening to a relaxation CD.

  • Write away your worries. Research shows that taking 15 minutes each day to write down your concerns is an effective stress-management technique. Ripping up the paper after you finish writing also helps relieves stress.

  • Find a hobby. Doing something you enjoy can enhance your mental, emotional and physical well-being.

  • Get a pet. Pets reduce stress for many.

  • Make time for yourself every day. Make a list of things you enjoy. Maybe a walk, catching a favorite TV show or curling up with a book are on your list. Find time everyday to do something you enjoy.


National Rosacea Society


Rosacea Awareness Program

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Research reveals that people with rosacea experience a greater reduction in quality of life than people who have vitiligo, a skin condition that causes pigment loss and results in white patches on the skin.

Source: Burden of Skin Disease 2005



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