Sun exposure is the most common trigger of rosacea

Posted on 19 Sep, 2011

The National Rosacea Society conducted a survey of 1066 people who suffer from the chronic skin condition in an attempt to find out which factors most commonly trigger rosacea episodes. They found that over eighty per cent of those questioned said that sun exposure would cause their skin to react. The heat from sunlight can cause flushing, as vessels dilate and fill with blood, and prolonged exposure could aggravate rosacea.

Maybe surprisingly, emotional stress was cited as the second most common trigger, with 79% claiming it caused their rosacea to reappear or worsen. This is perhaps a more difficult trigger to control, as you need to identify the causes of the stress and manage them. Some people find that activities such as yoga can help them to manage the situation better and improve the condition of their skin.

For those suffering from rosacea, it is a good idea to try and identify personal triggers by keeping a diary that documents the development of the condition. Once you have a clearer idea of what causes it to flare up, you can take steps to control it.

Rosacea treatment in the form of AIPL can also help enormously, both in controlling the redness and any thread veins and helping you to regain confidence in your appearance.