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In short, yes, stress could very well be one of several triggers of a rosacea flare-up. As many as 79% of rosacea patients have reported that emotional stress has been a common factor in rosacea flare-ups.1Rosacea Triggers Survey, National Rosacea Society, https://www.rosacea.org/patients/rosacea-triggers/rosacea-triggers-survey Here’s a bit more on what could be going onwith your skin.
Rosacea is a skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It appears as small, red bumps on your skin – most commonly on your face. There are different kinds of Rosacea, but the exact cause and cure is unknown, although there are various ways to minimise symptoms and their appearance. Rosacea often comes in cycles or flare-ups, so the appearance of it may come and go for several weeks or months at a time. 2Source: What Is Rosacea by Stephanie Watson, WebMD https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-rosacea-basics
While stress alone will not cause your rosacea to develop, it can definitely increase inflammation all over and inside your body. In turn, stress could cause the existing condition to be aggravated or create / cause a flare-up.3Source: Stress Control Cuts Rosacea Symptoms, According To New Patient Survey, Rosacea.org https://www.rosacea.org/rosacea-review/2001/summer/stress-control-cuts-rosacea-symptoms-according-to-new-patient-survey Severe flare-ups are associated with long-term stress or stressful life events. Stress can also increase the intensity and longevity of rosacea flare-ups and inflammation.
Nobody knows the exact cause of rosacea but there are several factors that could either cause or aggravate a flare-up. These include:4Source: Factors That May Trigger Rosacea Flare-Ups, National Rosacea Society, https://www.rosacea.org/patients/rosacea-triggers/factors-that-may-trigger-rosacea-flare-ups
Firstly, you need to learn and identify what your triggers are. Rosacea (similar to pigmentation and melasma) are skin conditions that have no cure, but are completely manageable.
We recommend having a look at this more comprehensive patient guide for controlling Rosacea developed by the National Rosacea Society for more information as well as visiting a dermatologist.
In the end, it really comes down to trial and error on what works for you, and your skin. Try a process of elimination on certain products and food ingredients and keep a journal of your progress. Only eliminate one factor at a time e.g dairy or alcohol and see which item has made a difference.
Stay hydrated, well-rested and enjoy your journey to new, improved and beautiful skin. We’ve also written about how your pillowcase may be causing your breakouts, take a look if you think this may be helpful.