It Works for Me - National Rosacea Society

Trigger Elimination

I finally did some research and experimentation on my own, and my complexion is now clear and calm and comfortable.  I no longer hide under layers of makeup morning to night.
I did this by eliminating nightshades from my diet:  no more potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, chili powder in any form or amount, processed or whole.  I also stopped using moisturizers with harsh acidic anti-aging ingredients and switched to sparingly used water-based organic products.  
I can still trigger a quick flush that lasts an hour or two – all it takes is a handful of potato chips and the reaction is immediate.  
— T. Barnes

About It Works for Me

Beyond medical therapy prescribed by your doctor, a vast array of other measures have been discovered by patients to help control their condition. It Works for Me is a venue for sharing reports from rosacea patients, as well as physicians, who have written over the years to tell us, "I tried this, and it works for me," in hopes that they might help other rosacea sufferers with their individual cases. If you have a tip to share, please email it to, and it may be included here.

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The National Rosacea Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people with rosacea by raising awareness, providing public health information and supporting medical research on this widespread but little-known disorder. The information the Society provides should not be considered medical advice, nor is it intended to replace

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