Rosacea Diet: Foods to Avoid if You Have Rosacea or Ocular Rosacea; Foods that Decrease Rosacea Flare Ups:

Rosacea Diet: Foods to Avoid if You Have Rosacea or Ocular Rosacea

Individual reaction patterns vary greatly in rosacea. Therefore, a food diary may help to elucidate your special triggers. These triggers below can cause flushing: Avoid as much as possible.

  • Smoking, 
  • Spicy foods, 
  • Hot drinks, 
  • Alcohol
  • Exposure to sunlight 
  • Exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures s
  • Red wine 
  • Chocolate 
  • Possible rosacea dietary triggers include
  • dairy including yogurt, sour cream, cheese (except cottage cheese),
  • alcohol including red wine, beer, vodka, gin, bourbon, and champagne,
  • chocolate,
  • soy sauce,
  • yeast extract,
  • eggplants, avocados, spinach,
  • some beans and pods, including lima, navy or peas,
  • citrus fruits, including tomatoes, bananas, red plums, raisins, or figs,
  • spicy and temperature hot foods.

1. Avoid: potent cortisone or steroid medications on the face: they can cause telangiectasis: dilated tiny blood vessels of the face 
-Some patients experience severe rosacea flares after prolonged use of topical steroids.
2. Vasodilator pills can also flare rosacea. Vasodilators include 
a. certain blood pressure medications l
-calcium channel blockers (such asnifedipine [Procardia])
-thiazide diuretics (such as Dyazide).
These potential triggers are found in many skin cleansers and should be avoided in rosacea.
  • Alcohol
  • Witch hazel
  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Clove oil
  • Fragrance
  • Menthol
  • Salicylic acid
Foods that Decrease Rosacea Flare Ups:

1. None or less spicy meals
2. Nonalcoholic cool beverages, 
3. Caffeine-free drinks, 
4. Nondairy cheese, 
5. Meals that are not by temperature hot 
Shopping Cart