Prepackaged StocksFood sensitivities are one of the leading causes of rosacea flare-ups. Finding the foods that trigger the flushing, itching, and redness takes time, but it's an important part of rosacea care. Plus, foods may be fine one month and suddenly trigger your rosacea the next. You will spend a lot of time finding your food triggers and learning how to avoid them. To help you out, I'm going to talk about some of the common food triggers. Sugar is one of my biggest. It's also often hidden in things you don't expect like prepackaged stocks. Spicy foods like chilies, mustard, and curry are problems for many people.
The Most Common Food TriggersThe National Rosacea Society worked with a doctor to go through patient records and see what the most common food triggers are. In alphabetical order, the most common rosacea food triggers are:
- Chili peppers and powder
- Citrus fruits
- Dried fruits like figs and raisins
- Soy sauce
- Vanilla beans and extract