Does stress trigger rosacea?

With the ways of our society these days, it’s easier than ever for adults to experience stress, burnout, and frustration on a daily basis. However, for men and women who have been diagnosed with rosacea, stress can be a trigger for their condition.

Flare-ups of rosacea can cause Miami, FL area patients to feel embarrassed about the way they look. They may feel self-conscious around others because of the redness and flushing related to their flare-ups. When stress triggers flare-ups, patients may be at a loss as to what they can do. By finding the source of stress and addressing it, many patients with rosacea will experience fewer flare-up episodes.

How can I reduce stress?

Rosacea patients who have higher levels of stress will need to find ways to manage emotional and mental stress to reduce redness and flushing. Almost 80% of patients who participated in a National Rosacea Society survey stated that emotional stress was one of the main reasons respondents experienced flare-ups. Below are just a few ways in which patients can reduce their levels of stress and therefore manage their rosacea more effectively.

  • Face the problem head-on. Determine the cause of stress and find out how it can be reduced, whether it be related to financial problems, health, or interpersonal relationships.
  • Try relaxation techniques. Patients who experience higher levels of stress may find that self-care is an important part of stress management. Find ways to relax, whether it’s reading a book, taking a bath, or meditating, and work it into your daily routine.
  • Manage your time wisely. Stress often occurs because patients have made too many commitments and do not have enough time to complete them all. Learn to say no to requests and ensure you allow for “me time” each day to recharge.
  • Exercise regularly. By participating in physical activity on a daily basis, you can manage your stress levels. Exercising can increase mood and reduce stress, and can also help you maintain a healthy weight.

Have you been diagnosed with rosacea?

Learn more about your condition and ways to manage it with the team at Margulies Dermatology in Miami, FL. Our team is here to assist with a wide range of general, cosmetic, and medical dermatology concerns. Call (305) 595-0393 today to request a visit at our practice, conveniently located at 8940 North Kendall Drive, Suite 704E.