epharmadora Blog

What rosacea is and how to treat it

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition and an autoimmune and multifactorial disease that can affect both adults and children.


Rosacea occurs more frequently in people over the age of 30, with fair skin or previous family history, and sometimes occurs during pregnancy or menopause. Also, rosacea can have a transient, recurrent, or persistent appearance on the patient's skin.


However, rosacea is not associated with acne rosacea, a non-communicable rash that appears on the face's skin, and its original name "rosacea" is considered incorrect as it is not related to acne.


What are the rosacea symptoms?


Irritated skin accompanied by pimples is the main symptom of a patient with rosacea. The nose, cheeks, and sometimes the eye contour are the facial areas that are primarily affected, while it is not uncommon that irritation and pimples may appear on the body and especially on the patient's chest.


Still, flushing - accompanied by a rapid heartbeat, burning sensation, itching, tingling, or dizziness – is a key characteristic symptom that occurs in the affected areas.


What should be pointed out is that on several occasions, the symptoms of rosacea coincide with similar symptoms of other skin diseases, which is why a thorough examination is needed to determine that it is the disease in question. In general, the diagnosis can be complicated since the patient cannot accurately know when the symptoms first appear to distinguish them from other skin diseases.


What causes the rosacea outbreak?


Various factors are associated with the onset of the disease and the exacerbation of symptoms, such as the existence of hereditary predisposition, hormonal disorders, malfunctions of the gastrointestinal system as well as severe stress, which burden the body and trigger the onset of the disease.


In addition, excessive exposure to the sun and ultraviolet radiation is also aggravating, which is why patients with rosacea should always use sun protection and sun-protective products, especially during summer, although the disease can be aggravated by inappropriate creams or oils.


How do we treat rosacea?


Truth is that there is no cure for rosacea rather than procedures for dealing with the symptoms and, primarily, guidelines for preventing its appearance.


Generally, at the beginning of the onset of the disease, it is recommended to avoid factors that trigger the symptoms, such as heat, stress, or nutrition, and it is recommended to use sunscreen creams of high protection, as well as the application of locally vasoconstrictive cosmetic creams.


At a more advanced stage, it is proposed to use topical pharmaceutical mixtures under the dermatologist's guidance, while the doctor is the one who will indicate the need for surgical intervention by cauterizing the lesions through diathermy or laser.


However, the patient can strengthen his body by taking nutritional ingredients or herbs that are associated with suppressing the appearance of symptoms, such as vitamin A that protects the skin, turmeric which helps reduce inflammation, and rutin which as a natural bioflavonoid strengthens the vessels.


On the other hand, dietary supplements such as ginkgo biloba, green tea, arginine, and cayenne pepper can aggravate rosacea and should be avoided.


Finally, of great importance is the intensive care of irritable skin, according to the following instructions: cleansing of the face without soap, application of personalized hydration, avoidance of lotions and cosmetics containing alcohol, adoption of mild skin friction techniques, and daily usage of broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF30.


And what about nutrition?


Diet is of great importance in the disease's control and treatment, as scientists point out the existence of foods or beverages that trigger the onset of inflammation through redness, dilation of blood vessels, and skin thickening.


In fact, foods that are high in histamine and foods rich in seasonings and spices are considered prohibited because they trigger the onset of inflammation, while experts recommend avoiding the consumption of the following foods:


Dairy products and eggs

Gluten products



Fruits such as bananas, plums, avocados, figs

Spicy or acidic vegetables such as hot peppers, tomatoes, honeydew, onions, and spinach

Coffee, tea, and alcohol

High glycemic index foods

Foods with increased saturated fat content



On the contrary, there are foods that significantly contribute to symptoms' remission:


Sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, cucumbers, asparagus

Coriander, fennel, and cardamom

Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids

Foods rich in vitamin C


Fruits such as grapes, melons, and mangoes


Complex carbohydrates and foods with reduced mood content


In conclusion, a patient must learn to live with rosacea and adjust daily habits in ways that will prevent its outbreak.

Fast shipping

Free shipping for all orders over 39 euro for GAP AKIS pick up points

Customer Support

Chat - Telephone - Email

100% Security

Security in Transactions

Item returns

Item returns, conditions apply

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.
Talk With Us
We respect your privacy. Our website is using cookies for 3rd party advertising, analytics, language and user settings. By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of cookies and Terms and Conditions. That's Fine