Foods that help with rosacea

Asian young beautiful woman eating salad with happy mood smileRosacea is a common skin condition that can cause flushing and redness of the face. While some mild cases can be easily addressed with cosmetics, some patients have more severe rosacea flare-ups that can be embarrassing and difficult to conceal. Dr. Kenrick A. Spence, Dr. Fernando Ovalle and the team at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery in Orlando, FL, can recommend certain dietary changes that may reduce redness and flare-ups for those who deal with this chronic skin disorder and are seeking solutions outside of skin treatments and topical products.

Are there any foods I can eat to reduce the redness associated with rosacea?

There are a few foods that may help with rosacea, as recommended by Dr. Kenrick A. Spence of Hillcrest Plastic Surgery. These recommendations include the following:

  • Omega-rich foods: Foods like salmon and other fatty fish are rich in omega-three fatty acids. These can help reduce inflammation throughout the body, including the inflammation associated with rosacea.
  • Probiotic foods: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that live in our gut. They can help to improve gut health and reduce inflammation. Some probiotic foods to consider include yogurt, sauerkraut, and kimchi.
  • Antioxidant-rich foods: Antioxidants help to protect our cells from damage. Foods that are high in antioxidants include berries, dark chocolate, and green tea.
  • Green leafy vegetables: Dark, leafy greens are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. They can also help to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Try adding spinach, kale, or Swiss chard to your meals.
  • Nuts and seeds: Nuts and seeds are good sources of anti-inflammatory omega-three fatty acids. They’re also high in fiber, which is beneficial for gut health. Try adding a handful of nuts or seeds as a snack during the day, between meals.

How dietary changes can improve rosacea

If you suffer from rosacea, incorporating some of the above foods into your diet may help reduce your symptoms. Talk to your doctor to learn more about managing rosacea over the years. Dr. Kenrick A. Spence and Dr. Fernando Ovalle of Hillcrest Plastic Surgery in Orlando, FL, encourages patients to call 407-999-2585 to request an appointment and consult with a professional about the benefits of changing nutrition in order to manage rosacea and other skin and body concerns properly.

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