What is Rosacea? How is it Triggered and Controlled? – SavarnasMantra

What is Rosacea? How is it Triggered and Controlled?

Mar 28, 2024

Bhavini Desai

What is Rosacea? How is it Triggered and Controlled?


April’s here! And it’s the Rosacea Awareness Month. As a dedicated natural skincare brand that propagates embracing your skin with grace, how could we ignore rosacea? So, let us open up on this skin condition. It has been harrowing skins, and by default minds too for a long time. Today, we will focus talk rosacea, how it is triggered, and how you can control it to live a happy, fulfilled life. Even during flare-ups. 



What is Rosacea?

Medically, rosacea is classified as a chronic skin condition primarily affecting the face. And to ease your anxiety — it’s quite common.


Now then, rosacea is characterized by persistent redness, visible blood vessels, and bumps. Sometimes red pimples and swelling, typically concentrated on certain parts of the face, are also symptoms of rosacea. You may break out on the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. While it's not life-threatening, rosacea can significantly impact your looks, comfort, and sense of confidence. But it’s mind over matter here. So the trick lies in tackling it with skill, patience, and grace.



Triggers of Rosacea:

Rosacea triggers can vary widely. And once you identify what is YOUR specific trigger, you have won half the battle:

  • Sun Exposure:This is the most common rosacea trigger. UV radiation can aggravate the condition and lead to flare-ups, redness, and even irritation.
  • Extreme Temperatures:Both hot, as well as cold weather can exacerbate rosacea symptoms. Exposure to extreme temperatures like very hot baths or saunas can trigger flushing and redness.
  • Spicy Food and Hot Beverages:Spicy food and hot beverages can cause flushing and even irritation for rosacea-affected individuals.
  • Alcohol:Alcohol, particularly red wine, is a common trigger for rosacea flare-ups. It dilates blood vessels and can lead to redness and flushing.
  • Stress:Emotional stress is the culprit of many problems. It is also a known suspect for rosacea. It exacerbates the symptoms in many individuals. 
  • Certain Skincare Products:Some skincare products containing harsh chemicals or fragrances can irritate sensitive rosacea-prone skin.
  • Certain Medications:Certain medications like topical steroids can also worsen rosacea symptoms.
  • Demodex Mites:These microscopic mites are commonly found on human skin and are believed to play a role in rosacea development. While their exact relationship with rosacea is still under research, their presence can trigger inflammation and exacerbate symptoms in some individuals.



Management of Rosacea:

While rosacea is a chronic condition with no known cure, it can be managed. A simple combination of lifestyle changes, skincare routines, and medical treatments can make you not only endure rosacea with grace but also conquer it like the champion you are. Here are some strategies:

  • Identify the Triggers:Keep a journal and track potential triggers. Write, write, write. We say this because you may forget what triggered you today in a few months or years. You must always maintain a journal or an e-journal to remember how your symptoms worsened, what helped improve them, and how long they went on. This also keeps you sane and feeling in control of the situation.
  • Sun Protection:Very, very important. Since sun exposure is a common trigger, protecting your skin from UV radiation is essential. This includes wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF, seeking shade, and wearing protective clothing such as hats and sunglasses. Especially during summer.
  • Gentle Skincare Routine:A gentle skincare routine using mild, non-irritating products is essential for those with rosacea. Opt for products that are specifically made for sensitive skin. These include mild cleansers, light moisturizers, and calming toners. Also, avoid harsh exfoliants and abrasive scrubs.
  • Topical Treatments:Topical medications such as azelaic acid, metronidazole, and ivermectin are commonly prescribed to reduce redness and inflammation associated with rosacea. These work by reducing inflammation and targeting the underlying factors.
  • Oral Medications:In cases of moderate to severe rosacea, oral medications such as antibiotics (e.g., doxycycline, minocycline) or isotretinoin may also be prescribed by your healthcare provider.
  • Laser and Light Therapies:Laser and light-based therapies can be effective for treating visible blood vessels, redness, and persistent redness due to rosacea.
  • Moisturize Regularly:Keeping the skin well-hydrated with a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer can help soothe irritation. It goes a long way in reducing rosacea dryness.
  • Dietary Modifications:While there's limited scientific evidence linking diet to rosacea, some individuals find that avoiding trigger foods such as spicy foods, hot beverages, and alcohol can dramatically help reduce flare-ups.
  • Stress Management:Stress is a vicious cycle. You worry, panic, and live in anxiety and that causes a flare-up. And while you are having that flare-up, you in turn worry more, intensifying the symptoms. Therefore, first — practice relaxation and mindfulness on a daily basis. Second, if you do have a flare-up, remain calm. 




Rosacea is a very, very common condition. And there is no cure yet. But, that does not stop you from living your life to the fullest. In fact, we at Savarnas Mantra have always propagated an individual’s right to embrace their skin the way it is. Even with all that redness and inflammation, do not, ever, shy away from stepping out just as you are. Enhance your beauty by using gentle skincare and safe makeup. Keep your chin up with confidence. Here’s what we recommend for rosacea from our gentle, sensitive-skin products. 


Rose Cleanser: Our go-to cleanse recommendation for rosacea-afflicted skin. It’s cooling, soothing, and very calming.


Co-Q-10 Toner: If you have regular irritation, this toner helps settle your skin. 


Seaweed Toner: If persistent redness is your rosacea woe, then use this toner instead. It helps remove redness and settle flushed skin.


Vitamin E Serum: A very soothing but hydrating product to play a dual role of moisturizer as well as serum for rosacea symptoms.


Restorative Mask: It is dedicated to soothe irritation and fortifying your skin barrier against rosacea symptoms.