While the arrival of fall may bring on a familiar nostalgia as the weather cools down, the wind picks up, kids go back to school and the leaves start to change, it can be a particularly challenging time of year for those who suffer from rosacea to guard against flare-ups.
The stronger winds and cooler temperatures of autumn are known to cause facial redness and inflammation. Add the stress of back-to-school time and new work/family schedules, and many may fail to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. The colder temperatures may also mean swapping iced drinks for hot, steamy beverages -- another potential trigger of rosacea flare-ups. And while summer called for an increase in protection from the sun, indoor heat may now be the new environmental culprit.
Manage your rosacea and still enjoy the fall season by combating the above triggers with some small but helpful tips:
1. Wilkin J. Oral thermal-induced flushing in erythematelangiectatic rosacea. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 1981;76(1):15-18.
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