Can Rosacea Go Into Remission?
I've seen so many people post that their rosacea went into remission, so they found a cure. I'd like to clear this up. There is no cure for rosacea, but rosacea can go into remission. For some people, the rosacea may change. For others, it will return with a vengeance.
What Makes Rosacea Go Away
My mom had rosacea for decades. She likes to tell me that it went away after she started using Oil of Olay Total Effects Fragrance-Free. The truth is that her rosacea eased after she went through menopause. Changing hormone levels changed her skin. One thing I've noticed but don't point out is that while she doesn't have the flushing anymore, her cheeks do have broken blood vessels.
Experts believe rosacea can go into remission. Here are reasons why they feel rosacea disappears:
- 1. Long-term use of medications ease flare-ups - After years of using therapeutic medications, experts find that rosacea symptoms do go away. The problem is that stopping all use of medications may lead to symptoms returning. It might be months or even years later, but there's no proof that rosacea can be cured permanently.
- 2. Dietary changes remove all triggers - A complete change in your diet can stop the triggers that cause flare-ups. If you suddenly decide to remove all sugar from your diet, that can be enough to end triggers. The same is true of other common triggers like red wine, wheat, or spicy foods.
- 3. You move to a new climate. For some, inclement weather is a trigger for rosacea. If you live in a cold climate with harsh, bitterly cold winters, a move to a state where it never gets cold can end flare-ups.
- 4. Stress-reducing techniques ease stress-induced rosacea - Stress is a common trigger for rosacea. If you take a new job where there's less stress or add stress-reducing practices like yoga to your routine, it may help stop flare-ups.
There is no Cure, so You Must Remain Proactive
The thing to remember with rosacea is that it can reappear. I knew a guy who had horrible rosacea and started using Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin capsules. Turmeric is natural anti-inflammatory. After three months, his rosacea returned and was far worse than before. He was shocked and saddened.
Some people never find themselves dealing with flare-ups in the same way, but there are likely to be other signs. Again, my mom's a good example. She doesn't have the flushed skin or the dry patches that hit in the winter. She does have broken blood vessels that never go away.
You need to remain alert to changes in your skin and keep track of what may have triggered it. Even if your rosacea eases, still keep tracking what you eat and when you eat it.
Tips for Tracking Your Flare-Ups
When it comes to tracking flare-ups, I find it easiest to load the Google Calendar App on my phone and keep a memo for each day of the week. I list foods that I've eaten more or or added to my diet. I note if I had a beer or glass of wine. I note the weather for the day and what products I used. I use that to track what I've done in the past couple of days.
The information is always stored in Google for me to access days, weeks, or even months later. This is making it easier to find what could be a trigger and then experiment from there to see if the suspected culprit is truly a trigger. Red wine, sugar, sun, cold, high wind, and golden rod all seem to be my worst triggers.
Have you tracked your rosacea flare-ups? Do you know what causes rosacea for you? Feel free to share on our rosacea Facebook page.