Rosacea Triggers
Travel: Savvy Tips for Travelers with Rosacea

Whether itís for business or pleasure, medications and skin care practices should not be left at home when you travel. Following these tips can help you keep your rosacea under control while away from home:

  • When flying, pack your medication and any special skin care products in your carry-on bag when possible.
     

  • Donít take a break from your normal skin care routine and use medication as prescribed. Research shows that consistent use improves the overall effectiveness of therapy.
     

  • When eating, avoid known triggers and proceed with caution when trying new foods.
     

  • Remember to practice sun protection. Limit your exposure to the sun, wear sunglasses that protect your eyes from both the UVA and UVB rays of the sun, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more, and wear protective clothing, such as a wide-brimmed hat.
     

  • When it is warm outside, plan outdoor activities for cooler times of the day.
     

Sources:

National Rosacea Society

 

Rosacea Awareness Program


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Travel can expose you to a host of potential rosacea triggers, including excess exposure to heat and sunlight, foods and drinks that you have never had, and new environments. Learning about your destination before you go can help you arrive prepared.



 

 

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