Traditional holiday favorites like alcohol, sugar-filled treats, and family time oftentimes lead to skin issues come to the New Year. The holiday season is a blend of cheer and stress that can reflect on your skin. Aside from the usual culprits like spicy food and dairy, other foods high in histamines like tomatoes, citrus fruits, and certain nuts can lead to rosacea flare-ups. Not to mention the bonus of an unpredictable 2020 year.
Avascular disorder, Rosacea, causes severe redness, including visible capillaries. In extreme flare-up cases, a person with rosacea may experience small, red, pus-filled bumps. Rosacea cannot be cured. However, it can be managed. The trick is figuring out how to equip rosacea skin with the right skincare regimen to restore and strengthen sensitive and easily sensitized skin.
Applied knowledge is power, and this guide is what you need to relieve redness and restore rosacea skin to skin barrier strength. Rosacea skin is vulnerable and even more susceptible to bacteria and environmental toxins during COVID-19.
So, the question is: How can we avoid Rosacea flare-ups during this holiday season?
The number one factor of rosacea flare-ups is tied to emotional influence. In other words, a stressed mind leads to stressed skin. “Social distancing” and “self-quarantine” are part of our new normal terminology. This social distanced year has left us feeling frazzled for those of us used to personal, hands-on interaction. Connection with family and friends is vital to managing stress healthily. Connect virtually like video calls, emails, and even postcards. Morning coffee over Zoom with your coworker? Sending a holiday card in the mail to a loved one? Stay in touch, relieve anxiety, and actually benefit your skin!
Drinking water is always encouraged! It’s so important to hydrate not only internally but externally too. That means using serums and moisturizers for our skin. Hyaluronic acid and beta-glucan are common hydrating ingredients to be on the lookout for! When our skin is hydrated, it helps restore and maintain our skin’s natural barrier, also referred to as the Hydrolipidic Film. So skip the extra eggnog, and go for the water. And remember, hyaluronic acid a day keeps the dehydration away!
We can all be so easily tempted to experiment with skincare products recommended online or from social media influencers. Cute, festive packaging is all well and good, but what’s important is the quality of the product. Be mindful to stick to your normal skincare routine. Changing your custom routines with products that are not professional can be stressful and harmful to rosacea skin.