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Can temperature extremes aggravate rosacea?

Lisa Marie Rosati
Herbal Medicine

To answer your question, Yes, extreme temperatures can aggravate Rosacea. Extremely hot temperature's cause vascular dialation in the body, which some describe as flushing. Extremely cold weather can freeze and clog pores. The ideal temperature to keep Rosacea under control is between 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Here are some quick tips:

  • Avoid basking in the sun, using sunscreen moisturizers are helpful.
  • Avoid long periods in the extreme cold.
  • Avoid stressful situations. Lifestyle changes may be in order. Meditation and Yoga Practice have been shown to help de-stress peoples lives.
  • Avoid stimulants and alcohol, they dehydrate the body.
  • Drink a lot of water every day, at least eight, 8 ounce glasses per day to keep your body amply hydrated.
  • Exercize in moderate temperatures, in the early morning during the summer, and during the heat of the day in winter
  • There are many natural and herbal remedies for Rosacea such as the use of Chamomille or Lavender. These herbs are known to have a soothing and calming effect on the body and the skin.

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