Alcohol and Rosacea

While individual triggers for rosacea can vary, alcohol consumption is one of the top things that cause flare-ups. But if you like sipping on the occasional alcoholic beverage, follow these tips to prevent unwanted side effects as much as possible. (1) Closely observe which drinks affect you the most. Many people with rosacea report that red wine tends to have the greatest effect on flare-ups, while liquor affects the least amount of rosacea sufferers. But if you are unsure of what affects you the most, drinking in moderation is still the best practice. (2) Drink slowly. Sipping your drink slowly over time reduces cumulative alcohol intake, which can hold off a rosacea flare. (3) Say yes to water. Drinking some water for every alcoholic drink you consume can help ward off pH changes and rosacea flares.

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