Many articles wrote that there is a link between rosacea and alcohol. Despite there’s a proven fact says that alcohol does not cause rosacea and that skin condition is not the result of drinking alcohol, people believe that rosacea sufferers have to get rid of alcohol. In this case, researchers try to emphasize that people should not blame alcohol to cause rosacea, but alcohol is actually one of those rosacea triggers.
There are many rosacea sufferers who do not drink alcohol, and they do suffer from rosacea. On the other side, we see many people around us drink alcohol, but probably only several of them who get rosacea.
Researchers believe that rosace is caused by a genetic predisposition. Several researches show rosacea runs in families, such as in Irish, Scandinavian, English, Scottish, and similar descents families.
Red Wine at the Top Position
Drinking alcohol along with the other five triggers, they are sunburn, heat, environmental influence, stress and bad diet, can prompt rosacea flare-ups.
It’s important to include a survey conducted by National Rosacea Society in this article. The survey invited 700 patients of rosacea. All patients drank 8 types of alcohol and were then monitored. The final result was to finding which type of alcohol that gave them skin reaction. Red wine sits on pole position as alcohol to cause skin reaction. White wine, beer, champagne, vodka, tequila, bourbon, gin, rum, and scotch follow the red wine in sequence.
Red Wine and Tyramins
The spokesdoctor for the National Rosacea Society explained why red wine sits on the top position that delivers skin reaction on rosacea sufferers. Red wine is alcohol that contains chemicals called tyramines. Both alcohol and tyramines have the ability to dilate blood vessels. Two components that are drank at the same time is positive delivering red face look redder.
9 of 10 Patients Limit Their Alcohol Consumption
That survey supported patients’ plan to limit and even stop their consumption of alcohol. Following the research 9 in 10 patients limit their alcohol consumption and 90% of them get reduced flare-ups.
How if other patients do not drink alcohol? Everyone’s triggers are different. In terms of diet and beverage that are correlated with rosacea triggers, there are 20 different foods included into the group, such as avocado, eggplant, cheese, hot cider, coffee and tea, and many more. Skin care products or cosmetics play a bigger role of course. If patients do not drink alcohol but they consume all of those foods daily in a big portion, the chances are the flare-ups wouldn’t get improve.
What Patients with Regard to Alcohol Should Do
Limiting alcohol consumption sounds so easy, but for those who drink it daily and terribly fall in love with wine will find it difficult. Rosacea patients are allowed still to drink red wine, but they have to customize it to their own personal situation. If the red skin is getting seriously redder when you drink wine, don’t drink. If the rosacea is okay with wine at dinner, enjoy it! Eating or drinking your favorite foods even give psychologically health benefits. Alternatively, drink water after alcohol. Consuming cool water after having red wine will help reducing the flares.
Do Simple Flushing Care Routine
People with rosacea have to avoid triggers. Do mild exercise to prevent flushing and find a cool space with fan rather than go exercising outdoor under the direct sunlight. Alternatively, wear hat. Apply skin care product that is not irritable to skin is recommended. Avoid hot and spicey foods and eliminate hot drinks as well.
Rosacea skin care routine recommends simple and pH balance facial wash, spritz with rosewater in glycerin, sunscreen powder, and rocasea topical cream at night. Avoid scrubs, toners, and astringents. Gently apply the facial skin care, because less is better in the case of rosacea skin treatment.