Wouldn’t it be great if we could control our blushing to a gentle colour on the cheeks, giving us that healthy glow, without the full face flush that comes up without warning, and with little disregard for timing?
Excessive flushing and chronic rosacea symptoms can cause enlargement of the blood vessels in the face, and chronic inflammation, so effective treatment provides both a cosmetic and health benefit.
Understanding the triggers for facial flushing gives us the opportunity to manage the symptoms, and the possibility to treat the cause.
Common triggers of flushing & causes of Rosacea
Caffeine: coffee, tea
foods: spicy foods, high histamine foods
mast cell activation disorder
excessive sun exposure
Treatments for flushing and Rosacea
Avoiding the food and/or environmental triggers listed above will remove the source of stress and allow the body to be in a position to recover.
Rhodiola rosea is an adaptogenic herb commonly available as a convenient tablet, and can be effective at reducing flushing, as well as assisting with symptoms of stress and anxiety or depression.
Looking into improving gut health and re establishing a healthy microbiome can be effective in reducing flushing symptoms.